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NEW TOOL SPOTLIGHT

Whole-Child Design Inventory:
School Version

The Whole-Child Design Inventory: School Version is a reflection tool designed to support educators in examining how existing school systems, structures and practices support students’ holistic development and learning. The Inventory includes a comprehensive set of evidence-based, high-leverage indicators organized around a set of core practices, meant to illustrate what whole-child design looks like in action.

Using the online tool, school staff individually reflect and then come together as a team to discuss their results. This 360 degree view enables school teams to point to their strengths and areas for growth.

The Inventory, Educator Guide, and Team Scoring Tool are all available for free download in the Toolbox.

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CHECK OUT THE WCDI: SCHOOL VERSION

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The Turnaround for Children Toolbox was designed to empower educators – teachers, school and district leaders, student support staff, and more – to drive change towards a more equitable, whole-child approach to school.

The Toolbox is grounded in the science of learning and development, which synthesizes research across diverse fields including neuroscience, psychology, developmental science, adversity science and more. Altogether, this science points us to the boundless potential of students and calls us to engage together in the work to design our schools accordingly.

The Toolbox offers educators tools to begin the process of confronting, dismantling and reimagining the systems, structures, practices and mindsets that uphold the inequities in our current education system. Instead of relying solely on top-down approaches for this change, we know it is only through our collective expertise, commitment and passion that we can transform experiences and outcomes for each and every student.

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Getting Started with Whole-Child Design

Check out the introductory Toolbox webinar below (full transcript here). Remember, there are many entry points into this work and no wrong way to start!

 

Ground Your Practice in Science

Dive deep into the research on how students learn and develop. In this section, you will find:

  • 5 Key Concepts from the science of learning and development
  • Downloadable infographics
  • Curated videos and articles from researchers and educators

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Design for the Whole Child

Explore tools to redesign your practice using a whole-child, science-grounded approach. In this section, you will find:

  • Turnaround’s Whole-Child Design Blueprint, a framework for transformational change
  • 3 Core Practices as starting places for redesign
  • Continuums of Practice (tools beyond traditional rubrics)
  • Planning guides, self-assessments, student strategies and more

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Assess and Reflect

Check out Turnaround’s assets-based approach to measurement, including:

  • The Well-Being Index (Elementary and Secondary versions)
  • The Whole-Child Inventory (sign up to get first access)
  • Guidance documents and scoring tools

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