The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Seconday Education has compiled the following resources for parents and teachers:
NEA Health Information Network, School Crisis Guide
PBS Kids, Strategies for Talking and Listening
American Psychological Association, Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
The Child Mind Institute, Caring for Kids After a School Shooting
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff, Parent Tips for Connecticut School Shooting
The New York Times, Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting
The U.S. Department of Education, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans, resources for schools to prepare for and recover from crisis, resources for parents following traumatic events.More internet resources:
Joseph Case High School will provide a safe, diverse and nurturing environment to help students become lifelong learners with 21st century skills.
Authentic learning opportunities
Shared responsibility in academic excellence and integrity
Engagement of students as active learners
Higher order thinking skills
Strong 21st century knowledge base
1. Students should use technology to access, evaluate and apply appropriate information for authentic learning opportunities.
2. Students should work independently and collaboratively to problem solve.
3. Students should communicate clearly and effectively.
4. Students should become active learners, demonstrating innovation and adaptability.
5. Students should apply processes of analysis, evaluation and creation in problem-solving.
6. Students should demonstrate character through:
· personal responsibility.
· cultural appreciation.
· ethical behavior.