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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Team Training Modules
WSCC Team Training Modules are ready-made professional development resources for use by states, districts or local schools to build, strengthen and sustain school teams implementing the WSCC model.
Training modules stand alone – a module is not dependent on another – allowing the user to create a personalized professional development plan based on the needs of the schools or districts.
Module are approximately one hour in length.
The module explores the essential elements of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model including the five tenets, ten components and community engagement. Participants assess their school’s current level of engagement.
The module examines the relationship between health and academics and the need for administrative buy in for building and sustaining a high functioning WSCC team.
The module provides participants a variety of tools to establish and sustain a successful team. Participants will explore the work of the team and various tools that can enhance the efficiency and productivity of the team.
The module explores several components of meeting planning and implementation including agenda design, group norms, and roles and responsibilities of team members. Participants will develop an action plan to utilize the components that make meetings action-based and move school health efforts forward.
The module offers participants a variety of school health assessment resources that can be used to prioritize school health work. Participants will review assessment tools and identify tools that best meet the needs of the school.
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The module helps participants move from implementing short term projects or programs to longer more sustainable changes. Participants will examine the differences between program, policy, systems and environmental changes and how these changes can be used to sustain school health and education work.
The module provides participants with information and tools to create meaningful, data-driven action plans. Participants will learn to determine and analyze relevant data, prioritize areas for improvement, and develop a plan for improvement using SMART goals.
The module shares steps to create effective messaging and compelling stories. Participants will gain information and strategies for creating and distributing school health results and improvements.
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The module focuses on the purpose and benefits of youth engagement in school health work and how to achieve authentic youth engagement. Participants will assess their current level of youth engagement, develop strategies for working with youth and identify the next steps for improving youth engagement in school health work.
The module engages participants in an understanding of health equity, health disparities, and health equality. Participants will assess their knowledge, look at data related to health equity and its impact on
students and identify actions that they can take to promote health equity in their school.
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WSCC Fact sheets
SOPHE developed three Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model fact sheets to support training, understanding and application of the WSCC model.
Strong partnerships between schools and their communities are crucial to student well-being and success.
Creating School and Community Partnerships
School leaders are called to use an equity framework for students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, cultures, languages, religion, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, ages and socioeconomic statuses.
Creating Healthy and Equitable Schools
Youth are the experts of their own experiences and are essential to making decisions about wellness policy, planning, and programs that work.
Using Youth Voice to Promote Healthy Schools
Download Health Promotion Practice Special School Health collection to learn about key areas – professional development and pre-service training, quality assurance, health literacy, and large-scale implementation in schools.
Teacher Education Standards/Accreditation
SOPHE’s leads quality assurance efforts in professional preparation programs for school health teachers with standards and accreditation under the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
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