Tagged “Supportive Education Communities”

Klea Scharberg

Throughout April: Supportive Education Communities

Preparing our students for their future college, career, and citizenship success is our common purpose and responsibility. Essential to student success is access to personalized learning and support from qualified, caring adults. Students as learners are also students as people with social-emotional, physical, and mental health needs.

Supportive education communities are places where school staff, community-based service providers, families, and other adult stakeholders work together to identify and address students' needs and provide a coordinated, whole child approach to their education. Join us throughout April as we examine building and sustaining communities in which each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

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Klea Scharberg

ASCD Honors Canadian School for its Supportive Education Community

Vision in Action

Byrne Creek Secondary School, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, is the 2012 winner of ASCD's annual Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award. ASCD honored Byrne Creek because it is an example of the supportive education community that a commitment to the whole child can create. It is the first Canadian school to receive the award.

Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award recognizes schools that move beyond a narrow focus on academic achievement to take action for the whole child, creating learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling.

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