Summer Institute

The National School Climate Center in partnership with the Winston, Preparatory Schools present the

School Climate/SEL Improvement: Practice, Policy and Leadership Development

What needs to be done and how to do it?

June 22 & 23, 2017
Held at The Winston Preparatory School,
126 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
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Learn and work with NSCC and other educational leaders around the country at the National School Climate Center’s (NSCC) 19th Annual Summer Institute.

The National School Climate Center’s (NSCC) 19th annual Summer Institute is designed to support individuals, school, district, network and state teams in two ways:

  1. Understand evidence-based and best practices that support effective prosocial education, school climate, and bully prevention efforts as well as building leadership capacity for students and educators;
  2. Learn strategies to develop action plans that guide improvement efforts in your school, district, network and/or State.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2017 supports what a growing number of federal, state and district leaders recognize: school climate and SEL improvement efforts are the most powerful tools for bully-victim-bystander as well as high school drop out prevention strategies. School climate improvement also has the potential to support students, parents/guardians and school personnel learning and working together to create the kind of school everyone wants: safe, supportive, engaging, healthy climates for learning that support school and life success.

2017 Summer Institute
Keynote speakers

Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, University of Florida. She was recently honored with the American Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science. She is an international expert in bullying, youth aggression, teen dating violence and effective prevention as well as intervention strategies to address these issues. She has authored over 100 papers and books, including Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools, Intervention (with Susan Swearer and Scott A. Napolitano) (Guilford Press, 2009), and Handbook of Bullying in Schools: an International Perspective Intervention (with Susan Swearer) (Routledge, 2009).

Kathleen Moroney Porreca, Ed.D. has served as principal of Elm Middle School in Elmwood Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago since 2008. In her 30 years as an educator, she has worked as a high school English teacher, student council adviser and yearbook adviser, a high school Dean of Students, a high school Assistant Principal, and now a high school Principal. During her time as Principal of the University of Illinois Laboratory High School (Uni High), the Illinois Journalism Education Association named Dr. Porreca its 2006 Administrator of the Year for her support of student press rights.