Thursday, February 11th, 2021 - 4pm EST
Out-of-school factors profoundly affect learning, particularly for historically marginalized communities, and the COVID-19 crisis has only intensified the need to address these factors. Many schools respond to the needs of students and families with programs such as social-emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, wraparound services, and connections to community services. When these diverse resources are organized into a systemic whole-child approach to student support, they can be more effectively employed to target student needs and strengths - and improve learning outcomes. District and school administrators, leaders, and student support staff can benefit from an opportunity to deepen understanding of integrated approaches to student support, as well as the ways in which such an approach is aligned with equity opportunities in our schools. This session will provide guidelines for systematizing student support with participation by a panel of educators and student support professionals who have experience implementing systemic integrated student supports.
After participating in this session, educators will:
- Identify benefits of a systemic, comprehensive approach to student support during COVID-19 and beyond
- Gain familiarity with ways systemic integrated student support can help schools deliver social/emotional learning, health and wellness programs, and other supports to promote whole-child development
- Identify ways in which integrated student support aligns with equity initiatives in our schools