“A difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.” - Abraham Lincoln
Components of Culture • Artifacts and symbols; building decoration and maintenance • Values; manner in which leaders and staff function • Assumptions; beliefs that are taken for granted about human nature
Maintenance of Culture • Common beliefs and values that key individuals communicate and enforce • Heroes and heroines whose actions and accomplishments embody these values • Rituals and ceremonies that reinforce these values • Stories that reflect what the organization stands for
School Climate Climate reflects the physical and psychological aspects of the school that are more susceptible to change and that provide the preconditions necessary for teaching and learning to take place.
Components of Climate • Appearance and physical plant • Faculty relations • Student interactions • Leadership/decision making • Disciplined environment • Learning environment • Attitude and culture • School-community relations
Kansas State Board of Education (KSBOE) Mission: ToprepareKansasstudentsforlifelongsuccessthroughrigorous,qualityacademicinstruction,careertrainingandcharacterdevelopmentaccordingtoeachstudent’sgiftsandtalents.
Kansas Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) MTSS is a coherent continuum of evidence based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision-making to empower each Kansas student to achieve high standards. For more information about Kansas MTSS please go to:http://www.kansasmtss.org/
Kansas Model Curricular Standards for School Counseling School Counseling Standards State Board Meeting 3/14/06
Standards Framework • Personal/social domain • Career development domain • Academic domain • Arranged by grade level • K-2; 3-5; 6-8; high school
Personal/Social Domain • Standard 1: The student will acquire knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others. • Standard 2: The student will make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals. • Standard 3: The student will understand personal safety skills.
The Problem • Current counselor to student ratio is 1:452 • The ASCA recommended ratio is 1:250 • Factors/variables to consider that impact counseling services: funding, mandates, assignments, demographics, shortage, of licensed school counselors
Approved by State Board April 2012 • Ks. was the first state to adopt • Social –emotional learning integrated with character development Kansas Social, Emotional, Character Development Standards
Character Development • Social Awareness • Interpersonal Skills • Self -Awareness • Self-Management • Core Principles • Responsible Decision Making and Problem Solving Personal Skills Development Social Skills Development Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character EducationStandards Career, Standards, & Assessment Services
Common Core FormattingSocial, Emotional, Character Development Standards Strands Character Development Personal Development Social Development Anchor Standards (Big Ideas Across Grade-Levels) 1. Core Values 2. Responsible Decision Making & Problem Solving. 1. Self-Awareness 2. Self-Management 1. Social Awareness 2. Interpersonal Skills Grade-Level Standards K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 Knowing Doing Knowing Doing Knowing Doing Career, Standards, & Assessment Services
Kansas Career Clusters/Pathways:6 fields/16 clusters/35 pathways Intro to Career and Technical Education; K. Reed/G. Randel, KSDE
Kansas Schools of CharacterAwards • Character Education Partnership (CEP) Grant • 11 Principles of Character Education • Applications are submitted and reviewed • Honored over 40 Kansas Schools this past May
Definition of Bullying ---------------------- K.S.A. 72-8256 (a)(1)(A) The legal definition of bullying in Kansas requires bullying to be severe, persistent or pervasive.
KSA 72-8256 Requires schools to: • Adopt and implement a plan to address bullying and cyber bullying. • Adopt policies prohibiting bullying. • Adopt and implement a plan to address bullying that includes training provisions for staff and students. • Upon request, the state board shall assist in the development of grade appropriate curriculum for character development programs.
Bullying Prevention: the State Board has addressed bullying prevention via: • A joint resolution with the Ks. State Senate in declaring the first full week in Oct. as Anti-Bullying Awareness Week in Ks. • Including “character development” in its’ Mission Statement • Issued a statement declaring the importance of bullying prevention in Ks. Schools • Encouraged the use of grant funds to provide professional development for Ks. schools re: bullying
Paola Middle School USD 368
Sunnyside Elementary Olathe Schools
Highland Park Central USD 501
Arbor Creek Elementary Olathe USD
Highland Park Central USD 501
Sunnyside Elementary Dodge City
Bullying Policy Workshops • Nov 1st - Overland Park/Edwards Campus • Nov 8th - Topeka/Historical Society • Nov 15th – Wichita/WSU • Dec 6th – Manhattan/KSU Union • March 7th – Emporia/TBD • March 28th – Chanute/TBD • April 4th – Salina/TBD • April 11th – Hays/TBD • April 25th - Garden City/TBD • May 2nd - Overland Park/TBD
S3 Initiatives • 80% of funding directly for intervention • 31 Grantees • Bulling Prevention Hotline • Restorative (non-punitive) Discipline Practices • Summer Academies • Bullying Policy Workshops • Mental Health Services (KDADS)
Kansas Bullying Prevention Hotline • Underwritten via S3 • Contract with Kansas Children’s Service League • Support for victims, schools and parents
Kansas Children’s Service League • Bullying Assistance and Prevention Hotline for victims, bystanders, perpetrators and their families • Stand-alone 800 number and Web site • Staffed by certified personneltrained in evidence-based bullying prevention program • Marketing Campaign: Traditional and Social Media • Data Collection