Alberta School Councils’ Association School Council Best Practices Webinar

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Alberta School Councils Association School Council Best Practices Webinar. A collaborative project by ASCA/ERLC/ARPDC as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation. ASCA Instructors for this Webinar. Cheryl Low. Lynda Akers. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • A collaborative project by ASCA/ERLC/ARPDC as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementationAlberta School Councils Association

    School Council Best PracticesWebinar

  • ASCA Instructors for this WebinarSC Best Practices Webinar*Presenter Image and BioPresenter Image and BioPresenter Image and BioPresenter Image and BioPresenter Image and BioAll ASCA workshop Instructors are highly experienced individuals with an intense desire to assist parents and school councils in their roles of supporting and enhancing student achievement. In-house education and training complements the real-life learning each Instructor embarks upon in their day-to-day lives within their families and educational circles.Presenter Image and BioPresenter Image and BioCheryl LowLarissa BissettLisa DicknerMarilyn WelschLynda AkersMichele MulderTrina Boymook

  • To facilitate a discussion forum for school council members across Albertato exchange ideas, identify challengesand share successes related to their school council roles and responsibilities. Objective: School Council Best PracticesSC Best Practices Webinar*

  • Four Areas of Focus (for today)Advise/Lobby/Decide: Who does what, when and with whom?Engaging Your School Community: Is there anybody out there?Fundraising: Who? What? Why? Where? When? and even How!School Council Governance: Rules? What rules?!?SC Best Practices Webinar*

  • Northern Alberta Greater Edmonton Area Central Alberta Calgary and Southern AlbertaE. OtherWhere are you?SC Best Practices Webinar*

  • School Council MembershipWhat best describes your role on your School Council?Parent StudentTeacher

    Principal or AdminCommunity Member

    SC Best Practices Webinar*

  • What is the purpose of School Council? What is the role of School Council?

    Setting the StageSC Best Practices Webinar*

  • Breakout roomsSC Best Practices Webinar*Advise/Lobby/Decide ???Engaging Your School CommunityFundraising $$$ School Council Governance

  • To move yourself to your breakout room:_________ Group stays in the main room.Click and drag your name to your break out room.SC Best Practices Webinar*

  • Reminder of Objective:

    Advise/Lobby/DecideTo facilitate a discussion forum for school council members across Albertato exchange ideas, identify challengesand share successes related to their school council roles and responsibilities. SC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 1/8*

  • Definition and/or interpretation of advise

    Advise/Lobby/DecideSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 2/8*

  • Provide some examples of when/how your School Council has advised their school or board

    Advise/Lobby/DecideSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 3/8*

  • Definition and/or interpretation of lobby

    Advise/Lobby/DecideSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 4/8*

  • Provide some examples of when/how your School Council has lobbied their school, board, Alberta Education or another group in the community

    Advise/Lobby/DecideSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 5/8*

  • As per the School Act and the School Councils Regulation, on which items is a school council authorized to decide?

    Advise/Lobby/DecideSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 6/8*

  • Provide some examples of when/how your School Council has made decisions from a school council perspective.

    Advise/Lobby/DecideSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 7/8*

  • Advise/Lobby/DecideParking LotSC Best Practices Webinar: A/L/D 8/8*

  • Reminder of Objective:

    FundraisingTo facilitate a discussion forum for school council members across Albertato exchange ideas, identify challengesand share successes related to their school council roles and responsibilities. SC Best Practices Webinar: FR 1/8*

  • What does Legislation say about School Councils and Fundraising?

    FundraisingSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 2/8*

  • What concerns might there be of a School Council that chooses to fundraise?

    What are the benefits?

    FundraisingSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 3/8*

  • What does Legislation say about groups other than School Councils becoming incorporated (as a Society) with a purpose of raising funds for (students in) a school?

    FundraisingSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 4/8*

  • What are the similarities between the 2 groups?

    What are the differences?

    FundraisingSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 5/8*

  • What challenges has your school council had in the area of fundraising?

    FundraisingSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 6/8*

  • What successes has your school council had in the area of fundraising?

    FundraisingSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 7/8*

  • FundraisingParking LotSC Best Practices Webinar: FR 8/8*

  • Reminder of Objective:

    Engaging Your School CommunityTo facilitate a discussion forum for school council members across Albertato exchange ideas, identify challengesand share successes related to their school council roles and responsibilities. SC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 1/8*

  • What does it mean to be engaged? Is it different than being involved?

    Engaging Your School CommunitySC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 2/8*

  • Provide some examples of who makes up your school community

    Engaging Your School CommunitySC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 3/8*

  • What is the value to having an engaged school community? Who benefits? Any examples?

    Engaging Your School CommunitySC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 4/8*

  • What barriers has your school council run into while trying to engage your school community?

    Engaging Your School CommunitySC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 5/8*

  • What has your school council done that has successfully engaged more members of your school community?

    Engaging Your School CommunitySC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 6/8*

  • What are some of the ways that your school council, or school, recognizes the efforts and contributions of engaged school community members?

    Engaging Your School CommunitySC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 7/8*

  • Engaging Your School CommunityParking LotSC Best Practices Webinar: Engage 8/8*

  • Reminder of Objective:

    School Council GovernanceTo facilitate a discussion forum for school council members across Albertato exchange ideas, identify challengesand share successes related to their school council roles and responsibilities. SC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 1/8*

  • What does Legislation say about School Council Governance?

    School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 2/8*

  • What are the benefits to a school council having a written document guiding the way in which their important work is conducted?

    School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 3/8*

  • Provide some examples of the types of documents used to guide the work of school councils.

    School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 4/8*

  • Mini-poll: What does your School Council use?

    School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 4/8* Bylaws Operating Procedures Constitution Terms of Reference Other/Dont Know

  • What makes each of these documents different?

    What are some of the challenges associated with the more formal governance documents?School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 5/8*

  • What topics can, or should, be included within the governance document for a school council?

    School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 6/8*

  • School Council GovernanceSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 7/8*AuthorityPurpose (Vision)Changes/AmendmentsMissionObjectives/FunctionsMembership Governance ModelsQuorumDecision MakingPoliciesMeetingsAgendaCommunicationChairpersonPositions and Descriptions VacanciesCommitteesFundraisingCode of EthicsPersonal Information and Privacy Act (PIPA)

  • School Council GovernanceParking LotSC Best Practices Webinar: Gov 8/8*

  • Sharing Collective WisdomSC Best Practices Webinar*

  • Top Two Tidbits SC Best Practices Webinar*

    Advise/Lobby/ DecideFundraisingEngaging Your School CommunitySchool Council Governance

  • Devote time, thought and study, to the role and responsibilities of a school council member so I can provide effective service to my council. Be familiar with school council policies and operating principles.Work with my fellow school council members in a spirit of harmony cooperation, and respect for differences of opinion. Promote positive and collaborative relationships on school council, between school council and the greater school community. Encourage parent participation in school council. Work with my fellow school council members to support the goals of the schools education and improvement plans. Assist the school council to excel in all of its efforts and undertakings. Act as an advocate for excellence in education at the school and community levels.Declare any conflict of interest.Never disclose any confidential information I may have access to through other involvements at the school.Use the appropriate communication channels to address concerns

    CODE OF Conduct for SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBERS

    SC Best Practices Webinar*Refer to Handout #1 Code of Conduct & Code of Ethics

  • Additional ResourcesSC Best Practices Webinar*ASCA Website (templates, tip sheets and more!)www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca ASC Resource Manualhttp://bit.ly/zEDXIRAlberta Educationhttp://education.alberta.ca/parents/role/schoolcouncils.aspx Board Developmenthttp://culture.alberta.ca/bdp/default.aspx Corporate Registrieshttp