Utilizing a set of four research-proven components, optimal conditions for learning for CMSD students are:
Leadership Teams manage resources to address the conditions for learning in each school. Academic Achievement Plans include evidence-based practices that schools will implement with District support.
Quality Standards are authoritative statements that CMSD uses to identify the areas for which its practitioners and service providers are held accountable. These quality standards reflect the values and priorities of CMSD initiatives and the goals and strategies of CMSD’s strategic plan for school reform.
Student support teams include an administrator, student support personnel and a classroom teacher. Other participants may include the family of the concerned student, community providers and other school staff, as appropriate.
The Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS) program, adopted in CMSD in November 2009, is a research-based classroom curriculum designed to facilitate the social-emotional development of children from Pre-K through sixth grade in the areas of friendship, emotions, self-control and problem solving.
CMSD clearly addresses bullying, harassment and cyber bullying in the Student Code of Conduct. Each year, the Student Code of Conduct book is reviewed and updated. Additionally, Humanware team members provide principals, teachers and parents with bullying-prevention tips.
With the integration of PATHS for Pre-K through Grade 5, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Planning Centers, CMSD employs an integrated, school-wide approach to help students, teachers and parents prevent bullying.
Humanware addresses key conditions for learning and is at the center of CMSD’s efforts to transform educational outcomes for every student. These supports will help ensure all students succeed academically, as well as socially, and prepare them for post-secondary education and the work force.