2015 KidStrong Conference Concord University Graduate Assignment

KidStrong Conference
Concord University Graduate Assignment
KidStrong Conference 2015
Community Schools
WVDE/Office of Special Programs
Hours: 3
CRN: 60001
Course Date: Summer 2015
Due Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Your grade will be posted on the CU student online website pending which SUMMER
2015 course chosen (SUMMER I ending June 19, 2015 or SUMMER II ending July 24,
2015). Please contact the Concord University Registrar’s Office at 1-304-384-5323 or 1-304384-5331 if you have difficulty accessing your grade.
Background: Healthy Students = Better Students.
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other
community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and
community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning,
stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum
that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers
of the community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings and weekends.
Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range
of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities. Partners work to
achieve these results: Children are ready to enter school; students attend school consistently;
students are actively involved in learning and their community; families are increasingly involved
with their children's education; schools are engaged with families and communities; students
succeed academically; students are healthy - physically, socially, and emotionally; students live
and learn in a safe, supportive, and stable environment, and communities are desirable places
to live [Coalition for Community Schools (2013)].
1. Assess your school or county in relation to the community school concept and
summarize what an ideal community school would look like. Identify one component of
the framework, review current efforts, develop a plan for improvement and describe how
those improvements may be successfully implemented (anyone attending for physical
education or physical activity for class room teachers and administrators must integrate
physical activity in the component selected). The major community school framework
recommendations include:
Engaging Instruction,
Expanded Learning Opportunities,
College, Career, and Citizenship,
Health and Social Support,
Community Engagement,
Early Childhood Development,
Family Engagement and
Youth Development Activities
For more information visit:
Please utilize the “Success Story Template” located at http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/
to complete and electronically submit your impact, next steps and/or success story.
Include the following as applicable:
1. Problem Overview – Description and how your work on the above assignment has the
potential to impact your student population
2. Program/Activity Descriptions - Recommended next steps
3. Program /Activity Outcomes - Successes (or expected successes if you have not
implemented your project).
Should you have any problems submitting your Success Story Template, please contact or send
your assignment in a WORD document attachment to Rebecca King at [email protected] OR
(304) 558-8830.