2014 KidStrong Conference Concord University Graduate Assignment Title: KidStrong Conference 2014 40105 EDPD 800 1 Community Schools Agency: Hours: CRN: Course Date: WVDE/Office of Special Programs 3 60001 Summer 2014 Due Date: Friday, May 9, 2015 Grades: Your grade will be posted on the CU student online website after the SUMMER 2014 term ends in August 2014. Please contact the Concord University Registrar’s Office at 1-304-3845323 or 1-304-384-5331 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)]. Assignment - pick one (you may only choose option #2 if you did complete it for your 2013 graduate credit): 1. Option #1 - Assess your school or county in relation to the community school concept and summarize what an ideal community school would look like. Be sure to utilize the eight component framework and include your role as well as a community school coordinator. The major community school framework recommendations include: 1. Engaging Instruction, 2. Expanded Learning Opportunities, 3. College, Career, and Citizenship, 4. Health and Social Support, 5. Community Engagement, 6. Early Childhood Development, 7. Family Engagement and 8. Youth Development Activities For more information visit: http://www.communityschools.org/ 2. Incorporate health information into the Student Emergency Information Cards including: 1. Dates of recent immunizations 2. Insurance status (insured or not?) 3. Name of their primary care physician and dentist 4. Date of last well exam and dental exam 5. If they have asthma and asthma action plan Describe how you will implement these updates and what you will do to address the new information. 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 Linda Payne at [email protected] OR (304) 558-8830.