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Iowa Olweus Trainers Kathy Lockard, AEA 13/14 Jaymie Randel, AEA 267 Karolyn Zeller, AEA 11 Penny Bisignano, Iowa Olweus Coordinator.

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Using data to make good decisions addressing bullying school climate and culture in your school

Iowa Olweus Trainers

Kathy Lockard, AEA 13/14

Jaymie Randel, AEA 267

Karolyn Zeller, AEA 11

Penny Bisignano, Iowa Olweus Coordinator

Using Data to Make Good Decisions Addressing Bullying, School Climate and Culture in Your School.


Objectives

Objectives

  • Participants will be introduced to the national movement from traditional ways of defining safe schools to new ways

  • Participants will be introduced to the “right questions” to ask about safe schools

  • Participants will deepen their understanding of the IYS and OBQ for decision-making


U s department of education

U.S Department of Education

President Obama’s Aspiration:

“Produce a higher percentage of college graduates than any other country in the world by the end of the next decade.”


Secretary duncan s assurances

Secretary Duncan’s Assurances

  • Goal 1: Adopt Rigorous Standards

  • Goal 2: Recruit and Retain Effective Teachers

  • Goal 3: Build Data Systems

  • Goal 4: Turn Around Low-Performing Schools


Alignment with safe schools

Alignment with Safe Schools

  • Goal 1: Adopt Rigorous Standards

    • Safe Schools Need School Climate Standards

  • Goal 3: Build Data Systems

    • Safe Schools Measure School Climate with the Same Rigor They Measure Academic Progress


Kevin jennings assistant deputy secretary of education

Kevin JenningsAssistant Deputy Secretary of Education

“It’s simple.

Students can’t learn if they don’t feel safe.

Period. “


Facts and figures handout

Facts and Figures Handout

  • What surprises you about the information?

  • What concerns you about the information?

  • What questions does the information raise?


Traditional view says

Traditional View Says…

  • We’redoing great if there is no

    • Theft

    • Violence

    • Serious Violence

    • Thus, in the traditional view, low victimizations and school associated homicides equaled a safe school.

      Kevin Jennings, Dec. 2009


Using data to make good decisions addressing bullying school climate and culture in your school

Like the Titanic….. the problems often occur below the surface…


U s department of ed

U.S. Department of Ed

Behavior such as verbal threats, hate language, bullying, and social rejection is almost twice as likely to cause students to skip school and avoid places/activities than theft and attacks.

Kevin Jennings December, 2009


Using data to make good decisions addressing bullying school climate and culture in your school

Passive Acceptance of Injustice - 1400 K-12 students answered, “When I see someone being teased or hit, I think.... ”


Moving from the traditional view

Moving from the Traditional View

In a Truly Safe School Every Student Feels …

  • They Belong.

  • They are Valued.

  • They are Physically and Emotionally Safe.


Using data to make good decisions addressing bullying school climate and culture in your school

The Law

Iowa is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.


Bullying defined

Bullying Defined

“A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. Bullying implies an imbalance in power or strength. The student who is bullied has difficulty defending himself/ herself.”

Dan Olweus (1993)


Questions for your school

Questions for Your School

  • How many students are being bullied at school?

  • How often are students afraid of being bullied at school?

  • Where is bullying taking place at your school?


Questions for your school1

Questions for Your School

  • How often do adults at school intervene when they see a student being bullied?

  • How many students being bullied tell an adult at school?

  • How often do students try to put a stop to bullying when a student is being bullied at school?


What data sources might answer these questions

What Data Sources Might Answer These Questions?

  • Student Surveys

  • Student Self Reports

  • Student Interviews

  • Parent/family Reports

  • Community Reports

  • Bullying Surveys

  • Climate Surveys

  • Educator Observations

  • National Data

  • Iowa Data


Iowa youth survey

Iowa Youth Survey


Olweus bullying questionnaire

Olweus Bullying Questionnaire


Using data to make good decisions addressing bullying school climate and culture in your school

3 Iowa Olweus Schools (1300 Students)


What works in reducing bullying moving from reaction to prevention

What works in reducing bullying?Moving from reaction to prevention!

  • School- school wide committee, all staff trained, school wide curriculum, classroom meetings, teaching and reinforcing rules against bullying, ongoing efforts to sustain, evaluation of effectiveness in reducing bullying

  • Classroom- class meetings held at least weekly in every class, circles used for structure, specific curriculum delivered to all, teaching and reinforcing rules against bullying,


What works in reducing bullying

What works in reducing bullying?

  • Individual- On-the-spot interventions done with effectiveness by all staff, follow-up to all interventions for all parties, communication with parents/families of those involved in bullying incidents, consequences for bullying consistently applied

  • Parents/families- participation on the coordinating committee, part of school/community campaigns to reduce bullying, participants in a kickoff to begin the campaign, part of the ongoing evaluation of effectiveness


What works in reducing bullying1

What works in reducing bullying?

  • Community- leaders in community campaigns to reduce bullying in schools and community, members of the coordinating committee, engaged with school, families and youth to reduce bullying


Schools report bullying in iowa

Schools Report Bullying in Iowa

  • Information on what schools report, the new pilot for Iowa and how to get that data in your school.


Using data to make good decisions addressing bullying school climate and culture in your school

What is on top for you?

Penny Bisignano

515-306-4847

[email protected]


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