Leveraging Title Dollars to Support the Whole Child
In order to cultivate the essential skills needed for young people to graduate high school and succeed economically and as engaged community members, a child’s entire set of needs must be considered. Health—inclusive of physical, mental, social, emotional, and cognitive—is foundational to learning. Decades of research reinforce what many teachers, administrators, parents, and youth have always known: students who are healthy, present, and engaged, learn better. This workshop will share how each states’ ESSA plan has opportunities focusing on the whole child. Engaging activities will be facilitated to help them understand the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. We hope to build participants’ skills using a systems change approach to creating sustainable school wellness initiatives that support a healthy school climate, culture and a well-rounded education.
One or more presenters on this session represent an organization selling products or providing services to the ESEA market.
Download Session Materials
- Alexandria City Public Schools.docx
- Fayette Co.docx
- McAllen Independent School District in McAllen.docx
- Orange County Public Schools.docx
- LEA ESSA Questionnaire.docx
Jessica Lawrence has worked extensively in the area of health and education. Her unique background as a teacher, former State Director of Health Education and current national consultant provides Jessica with the skills and knowledge to share with others the evidence-based practices around creating healthy school environments so that students thrive academically.
Elizabeth's work includes reviewing every states' Every Student Succeeds Plan and developing an analysis through the lens of school health and wellness. Her skills include experience working with State Departments of Health, Education and local districts on addressing the whole child using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach.