COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS EXPANDS STUDENT HORIZONS WITH DIGITAL EDUCATOR TRAINING
It takes resources, relationships, and ongoing support to help students successfully get an education and graduate. For 1.6 million vulnerable students in 2,500 schools across 26 states and the District of Columbia, that support comes from Communities in Schools (CIS) – an organization dedicated to help connect students and their families to the resources and relationships that enable success.
When CIS sought to expand the reach of their successful program to more schools nationwide, they partnered with AllenComm to create a for-profit training program for school-level practitioners.
“Working with the team of instructional designers and creatives at AllenComm not only enhanced the final product we’d set out to create but also gave us a confirming sense that we’d made the right choice in our selection of partner for achieving our goals. AllenComm was professional, kept us on-time and on-budget, and worked to innovate on our vision for a curriculum that will expand the reach of integrated student supports to more schools across the country.”
Jessy Cuddy, MSW, Director, Practice Innovation
AllenComm designed an engaging and empowering experience for the school-level professionals by giving them concrete ideas, plans, and resources they can start using in their schools.
This immersive program first presents participants with recognizable and relatable scenarios. Next, activities help them practice developing support plans to address their top challenges. Finally, participants evaluate their own school resources and create plans to implement the Communities In Schools program at their own campuses in an interactive cloud-based action planner. The action planner is downloadable as a Word document, which gives the participant a sharable and editable blueprint for taking action.
The CIS program was designed to:
- Provide school-level practitioners with activities, familiar scenarios, and a cloud-based action planner
- Help to expand resources to benefit more students in poverty across the country
- Silver Omni Award for Integrated Student Supports Training in Educational Category
- Silver Brandon Hall Award for Integrated Student Supports Training in Custom Content Category
- Gold Davey Award for Schools/Universities for Websites
- Silver Davey Award for Community for Websites