Virtual Learning Sessions
Using Participatory Approaches to Support School Climate
The California Center for School Climate (CCSC) will be hosting a webinar followed by a virtual learning series on integrating participatory strategies to work collectively with young people, families, and communities to support school climate practices. Local education agencies (LEAs) across California can expect to engage in interactive participant discussions and leave with resources and actionable insights.
September 27, 2023, Participatory Systems Change for Equity: Centering Community Wisdom and Collective Action to Transform Child-, Youth-, and Family-Serving Systems
- Drawing on community organizing, liberatory design, and participatory methods, Participatory Systems Change for Equity is an approach to systems transformation that centers the expertise of those most impacted by child-, youth-, and family-serving systems to make sense of and interrupt inequitable system conditions. Attend this session to learn about the Participatory Systems Change for Equity framework and how this framework can help your school, district, county, state, or other community-serving agency reimagine how it transforms systems in partnership with communities to promote equity, opportunity, and well-being.
- Resource: Participatory Systems Change for Equity Inquiry Guide
- Recording coming soon!
Monthly Virtual Learning Sessions
- The sessions in this series are offered on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. PST.
- Each session will be 90 minutes, with a 1-hour webinar-type session and an optional 30-minute virtual discussion for questions and consultation.
- You can register for the entire series or for any single Virtual Learning Session.
#1) November 16, 2023—The Art of Connecting: Strategies for Authentic Partnerships
Participants will learn about building community and relational trust, which are essential for meaningful, lasting change to happen within school communities. This involves creating opportunities for interpersonal connections and shared spaces that center on belonging.
#2) January 18, 2024—Working Collectively to Generate and Prioritize Ideas
Participants will learn how to collaborate to identify priorities and goals. This involves brainstorming and designing actions, services, and programs that interrupt inequitable system conditions and create opportunities for young people, families, and communities to thrive.
#3) February 15, 2024—The Importance of Alignment and Coherence
Participants will identify opportunities for alignment and coherence across policies, funding, communication, capacity building, data use, and goals.
#4) March 21, 2024—Evidence in Action: Learning Together and Growing Change
Participants will consider how to establish routines that provide opportunities for young people, families, community partners, and system leaders to learn together about what is working and what is not as change ideas are carried out. Rooted in principles of continuous improvement, this involves cocreating meaningful and practical measures of change and working together to iterate and scale change approaches over time.