This grant will also allow us to hire supply teachers while our staff are engaged in professional learning. Further, we will be able to purchase a robust survey tool that will allow us to anonymously survey our parents and students regarding their mental health and wellness. to inform next steps needed for support and improvement. This information will help to inform next steps needed for support and will help us gauge the success of our strategies in improving overall mental health and wellness for our students..
Our Primary Partners
Our primary partners will be an important part of helping us develop a system-oriented model where relationships are as important as education and academic success for the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff.
Our partnerships with the Center for Trauma Informed Practice and Just Imagine Happiness (social work, psychological and counseling services) will deepen awareness in the online teaching and leadership community and help establish online practice standards.
Center for Trauma Informed Practices
CTIP offers trauma-informed practice training for educators including Violence, Threat, Risk Assessment training for teachers and its application to online teaching and learning.
Just Imagine Happiness
Psychological, counseling and social work services: direct support for students and families, connecting them to local supports and services and access to mental health benefits for students who do not have access to support.
Other Key Partnerships
Ready in Five uses live movement experiences led by high performance athletes to prepare and inspire students to be at their best. These sessions are inclusive and tailored to the ages and needs of the students we work with. Our goal is to bring energy and wellness into online spaces, and increase the enjoyment, engagement, and wellbeing of participants. Students have the opportunity to interact live with top athletes, hearing amazing stories and important lessons.
The IntelliBoard platform highlights specific data points and sets of data that point to engagement (or lack thereof). These data points can include activities (forum data, assignment data, assessment data), completions, time spent on activity, course, or system, page views, comparisons within course, program or institution and many more within the LMS. These data points can be augmented by combining data from within the SIS, other external systems, virtual tools, spreadsheets, etc., to provide a holistic snapshot of engagement, potential engagement and potential performance at the individual, course, faculty, and institutional levels.
We are absolutely thrilled to begin this important work with our partners, stakeholders, and students and their families, and look forward to improved mental health and wellness outcomes for Ignite students. These improvements can only lead to better overall outcomes for our students.
Our ongoing report on this grant is linked here.