Culturally Affirming and Sustaining Practices, Summer Learning

Visit Turnaround for Children’s Culturally Affirming and Sustaining Practices sub-page and download the Curriculum Audit, which helps educators consider the extent to which curricula and related materials are culturally responsive. The audit includes reflection questions related to cultural knowledge, representation, skills development, and co-creation of learning experiences.  

The 14 Dimensions of School Climate Measured by the CSCI

The National School Climate Center has a checklist of 14 indicators that they assess to determine how a school or district is promoting positive community interactions, respect for diversity, and student safety and physical and mental health. Compare summer learning plans against the checklist and identify opportunities to develop norms and practices for student and community wellbeing.  

TNTP: Planning for Summer School in 2021

Page 7 of this planning resource from TNTP is a list of questions to consider when determining which students to prioritize. You will also find a list of considerations when choosing a summer learning model, including: what students know and have yet to master, how teams will track progress, and instructional capacity needed. 

Summer Learning Toolkit: Planning & Management

The Wallace Foundation has curated a wealth of resources to support districts in their summer planning processes, partnering with thought leaders and practitioners to develop more than 50 evidence-based tools and resources. Review their Planning and Management toolkit, which includes:  The Summer Planning Calendar, with sections devoted to management, continuous improvement, recruitment, curriculum, and other key areas   The …

 CASEL: Classroom Shared Agreements

Use these  Classroom Shared Agreements (and other lesson plans) from CASEL to create time to build the relationships that encourages learners to feel a sense of community- that they are “in this together”.

Student Clearing House: Student Tracker for High Schools 

Districts and schools can use the Student Tracker for High Schools  from the Student Clearing House to track their students’ data in a large national database. Data is pulled from 97% of public and private institutions and includes two-year/four-year, graduate, public/private, trade, vocational, and others. This is a subscription-based service. Download a sample report to see how you might apply the data in …

Every Day Count Family Engagement Attendance Presentation

Creating a culture that values good attendance is important and consistency is a key part of that. Communication about this important issue must be ongoing. This presentation shares both a sample family event calendar and communication calendar on pages 16-17 with suggestions for each month to help you map out your year of attendance outreach.