and Professional Development
If teachers in your school are willing to learn and share together in a professional learning community, consider one of the following teacher education and training programs developed by The Ophelia Project:
STEPS for Teachers and Administrators: A course in systemic change- A comprehensive college-level course of study for faculty and administrators to lay a foundation for systemic change towards a safer social climate in a school. You can complete the entire textbook as an an independent study unit or pursue continuing education credits in one of the following ways:1. Gather a group of colleagues and study together in a professional learning community (PLC).2. Approach an administrator to have your entire staff complete the book together (this is the best way to stimulate a systemic change process in your school and see the best results!)
3. Approach a local college or university and ask to have the course added on as an elective for graduate credit. The course facilitator's guide was written for a blended-instruction (traditional and online) 40 hour course with a 16 hour practicum.
STEPS for Early Childhood Practitioners - A comprehensive training program using The Ophelia Project's Five Critical Steps that helps Early Childhood Centers learn to observe aggression in the classroom and develop skills to carefully and consciously change the social climate of preschools and childcare centers.
To learn how to successfully implement any systemic change program for your school, please visit our schools page for more information or go directly to our systemic change model, CASS: Creating a Safe School.