Healthy and Safe Environment Resources Social/ Emotional, Positive Discipline, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Bullying
Courage to Speak: The Courage to Speak® Foundation's Program for Grades 4-12 teaches young children to follow healthy lifestyles and avoid drug use and substance abuse. The drug prevention program is implemented by teachers in schools and supports children in avoiding illegal drugs by giving them a toolbox of knowledge and refusal skills.
KIP: Provides insight into addiction and changes the way young people view addiction and potentially their own ‘recreational drinking/using.’ The program builds a bond of trust to act as the doorway through which any of the learners who think they may have a problem to anonymously submit a request for help
OLWEUS: Interactive programs providing key information about bullying, cyber bullying, and dating violence, and explanations for how schools, community organizations, and parents can create safe, healthy environments. Their site provides an on-line curriculum.
Al's Pals: Al's Pals is a comprehensive curriculum and teacher training program that develops social emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making in children ages 3-8 years old.
PATHS: A program designed to improve student behavior, reduce classroom disruptions, and improve student achievement.
Peacebuilders: Research-validated violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for grades pre-K to 12, consisting of six principles to set behavioral expectations, reduce aggression, and transform the climate and culture of any environment to one which is cooperative, productive, and academically successful.
Think:Kids: All services are customized to training needs, goals, and project budget. Creates collaborations and partnerships to transform the way challenging kids are understood and treated in various settings. Think:Kids remains closely involved with all clients to maximize the impact that services have on programs.
Tools of the Mind: Tools of the Mind gives teachers of Pre-K and K the tools to ensure every child becomes a successful learner, developing the underlying cognitive, social and emotional skills needed to reach his or her highest potential.
Stephen Covey's "The Leader in Me" program: The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey's whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.
LEAP: High School students learn social and business etiquette, effective communication, how to find a mentor, how to acquire confidence, to set goals, make the most of their high school and college experience.
Personalized Learning Through Technology Resources Accelerated work, needs assessments, and ELL programs
Edtechteacher: Provides professional development to teachers who are dedicated to creating innovative learning opportunities for their students.
Center for Collaborative Education: Intense professional development and coaching experiences to explore strategies and best practices for implementing personalized learning focused on student-centered instruction and authentic assessments.
Blend in Mass: A group of educators who promote Blended and Digital Learning in Massachusetts by connecting educators with the people, resources and opportunities needed to lead high-quality digital learning Initiatives in schools around the Commonwealth.
Well-Rounded EducationResources Civic Learning, foreign language, and the Arts
Massachusetts Center for Civic Education: Program for middle school and high school students to become active participants in a variety of civic processes and to develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy. It goes well beyond classroom learning and encourages students to get involved
Facing History and Ourselves: Whole-staff professional development, school-wide programming, curriculum sequencing, and more creates school communities committed to issues of ethics, social responsibility, and justice.
Generation Citizen: Teaching students how to effectively participate as citizens, and inspiring civic participation through a proven state standards-aligned action civics class that gives students the opportunity to experience real-world democracy. In-class programs where students choose an issue they care about, develop a focused, strategic plan to address the issue, take real action, and then reflect on their successes, challenges, and plans moving forward.
Middlebury Interactive Languages: A leader in digital world language education, offering engaging world language courses that immerse elementary, middle and high school students in their language of study.
WGBH Foreign Language Video Library: A video library for grades K - 12 illustrating effective instruction and assessment strategies for teaching foreign languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. All classroom videos are subtitled in English and are appropriate for K - 12 teachers of any foreign language.
SmART Schools: A K -12 research-based, whole-school reform initiative that places arts-infused communities of learning at the fulcrum. Integrating the arts throughout the curriculum for the benefit of all students, this model provides daily opportunities for students to engage in, and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and understandings through the arts.
The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild: In an effort to meet the continuing educational needs of teachers, the Guild each year provides workshop opportunities for individuals who direct student plays, teach theater-related courses, or plan arts curriculum.