MCCSC Students and Staff to Present at the 2018 MC3 Summit
MCCSC Students and Staff to Present at the 2018 MC3 Summit
The 2018 Monroe County Childhood Condition (MC3) Summit, hosted by the Youth Services Bureau with support from Building a Thriving and Compassionate Community, is on December 6th from 9:00-5:00 PM at the Monroe Convention Center. Two MCCSC-led groups will be leading discussions during the 9:45-10:45 AM breakout time. The first option is a discussion led by Amy Morwick, MCCSC's Social and Emotional Coordinator, and Becky Rose, MCCSC's Director of Student Services, on The ABCs of SEL. The second option is a discussion led by Kathleen Mills, a teacher at Bloomington High School South, and two of her journalism students Calvin Prenkert and Lexi Cornett. Registration is now open!
The ABCs of SEL
Teachers report and growing research supports that Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) benefits students Academically, improves Behavior, strengthens school Climate. We will explore through thoughtful discussion these ABCs of SEL. Participants in this session will also leave knowing the “why, how, and what” of the Lilly Grant Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative for Monroe County Community School Corporation:
Why: Our students deserve a safe and inspiring school culture where they can grow academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. How: Empowering both teachers and students with specific skill in areas such as conflict resolution, building healthy relationships, and self-awareness. What: SEL for MCCSC students (PreK-12) so that they will be college, career, and LIFE ready.
More specifically, we will discuss SEL and how it relates to academic outcomes, engagement, students’ ability to acquire and maintain relationships, behavior regulation, and social and self-awareness. These topics will be covered with an interactive discussion via lesson examples, brain regulation techniques, and sharing of best practices. Other topics covered will be Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), school violence prevention, and SEL through a culturally responsive lens.
- Amy Morwick and Becky Rose- Prior to her new role in MCCSC as the Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator, Amy served as a counselor at Hoosier Hills Career Center for several years. During that time, she earned her administrative license which she then utilized to gain invaluable experience as the Interim Assistant Principal at Summit Elementary this past fall. Amy is excited and inspired to work with all of our educators to launch the new SEL Initiative for the district that is being made possible through The Lilly Endowment, Inc. Becky Rose is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families in various capacities for more than 20 years. As director of student services for Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC), Rose coordinates and leads the MCCSC social services department and supervises 19 school social workers. She has experience working for a nonprofit organization and community mental health center. Rose has served as a therapist and clinical supervisor for a therapeutic foster care program and has also worked at two high schools, providing services to students who were at risk of not graduating. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in social work from Indiana University.
Jocks, nerds, activists, anime geeks: who cares; we’re on deadline!
The high school newspaper or yearbook can and should be a place for all types of students to come together to work for a common goal. Students in publications must direct each other, manage conflict, be responsible for group goals, interview people they don’t know, make snap decisions — and much more. Two of my staff members and I will discuss ways to recruit and manage school groups and clubs, including newspaper and yearbook, so that a wide variety of students are included on staff. We’ll suggest building a “what’s on my mind” opening time to club meetings that allow students to share from their own lives. We’ll also address news stories as an outlet for students’ concerns about depression/anxiety, sexuality, politics, and more.
- Kathleen Mills, Calvin Prenkert, Lexi Cornett- Kathleen Mills teaches AP Language and Composition, journalism, and supervises the BHSS newspaper, The Optimist. She is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times. Lexi and Calvin have more than two years experience on staff. They have participated in journalism conferences in the state and coached younger photographers and reporters.
About the MC3 Summit:
The past two years, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County and Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) have convened approximately 200 community members for the Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit (MC3). The theme for the first Summit was "what surrounds us shapes us," and the second Summit theme was child and adolescent health. The decision to organize the event around conditions was grounded in the understanding that children are shaped by the relationships they have, the neighborhoods they live in, the places they learn and play, and the community organizations that serve them. When children have access to safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments, they are more likely to thrive- and thriving children are more likely to grow into thriving adults. For more information on prior Summits, please visit http://www.btccbloomington.org/mc3-summit-2018/.
Our third MC3 Summit will continue exploring conditions by focusing on connections. We selected this theme because it is our connections to others and to resources that protect our children and us from a host of health and social problems. Among the questions we are asking as we approach the event are: How can we improve connections within and between individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and sectors? What gets in the way of connections? And how do connections affect health?
About the Monroe County Community School Corporation:
The Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) is an Indiana Department of Education “A” Corporation. MCCSC serves nearly 11,000 students from diverse populations in 23 schools. MCCSC is a leader in STEM and EARTH curricula, encompasses a Performing Arts Academy, International Baccalaureate schools, Dual Immersion programs, multiple Career Pathways, a Career Center, as well as numerous College Credit opportunities to prepare students towards college and career readiness. Our commitment, as we educate tomorrow’s leaders, is to Engage, Empower, and Educate all students in a world-class learning environment empowering them to maximize their educational success in becoming productive, responsible global citizens.