Webinars for the Model Code on Education & Dignity

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Part I: Introduction to the DSC Model Code

To build awareness and support implementation of the DSC Model Code on Education and Dignity, the DSC held a webinar on October 2 attended by nearly 100 community members, policy-makers and advocates from around the country to provide an overview of the Model Code.

 

You can download the powerpoint from the Introductory webinar here.


Part II: School Exclusion and Due Process

The second in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. This webinar focused on guidelines for exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspensions, and due process protections, including the right to counsel (found in Chapter 3 sections 3.1.c and 3.1.d of the Code). Participants learned about tools for reviewing their local Discipline Codes and incorporating provisions of the Code into policy and practice.

 

You can download the powerpoint from the School Exclusion webinar here.


Part III: Reducing Reliance on Law Enforcement in Schools

The third in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. This webinar focused on school policing and avoiding criminalization of students. It was centered around Section 3.2.a of the code which provides guidelines for minimizing the role of law enforcement in schools, including School Resources Officers, police, security guards and other law enforcement personnel, and to work towards eliminating their role in the future. 

 

You can download the powerpoint from the Law Enforcement webinar here.


Part IV: Data, Monitoring and Accountability

The fourth in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. This webinar focused on Data, Monitoring and Accountability, found in chapter 5 of the Model Code. The Model Code includes the specific kinds of data that should be available to all stakeholders in the school community in an easily accessible manner. It also includes guidelines for continual monitoring of school progress, both by the educational system itself and community monitoring structures that analyze data and work with the school system to make improvements. Presenters included DSC members from Los Angeles, New Orleans and Miami who shared their own successes and challenges in the gathering of data and community-based monitoring of policies.
 

You can download the powerpoint from the Data, Monitoring and Accountability webinar here.


Part V: Restorative Justice

The fifth in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. This webinar focused on Restorative Justice, found in chapter 3 of the Model Code. Presenters included DSC members from Chicago, Sacramento, Portland and Long Beach who shared their own successes and challenges in advocating for and implementing Restorative Justice.
 

You can download the powerpoint from the Restorative Justice webinar here.


Part VI: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

The sixth in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. This webinar focused on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, a preventative and positive approach to school climate and discipline found in chapter 3 of the Model Code. Presenters included DSC members and allies from Los Angeles California, Holmes County Mississippi, New Orleans, Lousiana and Wisconsin who shared their own successes and challenges in advocating for and implementing PBIS.

 

You can download the powerpoint from the PBIS webinar here.


Part VII: Alternative Schools

The seventh in a series of webinars on the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code on Education and Dignity. This webinar focused on recommendations for Alternative Schools, found in chapter 3.3.b of the Model Code. Presenters included DSC members from California, North Carolina and Mississippi who shared their own successes and challenges in working to ensure all students have access to a quality education in any alternative school setting.
 

You can download the powerpoint from the Alternative Schools webinar here.

Materials from Presenters Include:

From Citizens for a Better Greenville (MS):
- Discipline Code Matrix - http://www.dignityinschools.org/files/Discipline_Matrix_CBGAP.pdf
- Discipline Code Matrix Interventions/Responses - http://www.dignityinschools.org/files/Matrix_Interventions_Responses_CBGAP.pdf
- MS law on Alternative Schools as well as an Alternative Education Guidebook.

From Youth Justice Coalition
- More information on the alternative school Free LA High School
- 1% campaign that the Youth Justice Coalition mentioned.