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Spotlight on Ohio’s Whole Child Framework: Watch this week’s live social media broadcast event

12/7/2020

Ohio’s school districts are preparing all students for success by providing the necessary supports to help them stay focused on their lifelong learning journeys.
 
This Wednesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria will host a live social media broadcast to spotlight how two school districts—Columbus City Schools and Wickliffe City Schools—are using whole child approaches to education. Leaders from these districts will join the conversation to share how their education teams are keeping students safe, supported and engaged in learning.
 
Watch the live event on Facebook and Twitter beginning at 3 p.m. on Dec. 9. Educators, school leaders, support teams, community organizations, nonprofit partners, parents and caregivers are invited to watch and share their whole child strategies and successes.
 
The broadcast will include video vignettes of schools implementing whole child initiatives. Meryl Johnson, member of the State Board of Education and Whole Child Advisory Group, will discuss the importance of meeting children’s health and safety needs in order to provide optimal conditions for learning.
 
Ohio’s Whole Child Framework outlines an approach that goes beyond academics to include meeting students’ social-emotional, physical and safety needs. This framework is a blueprint to community partnerships, family engagement and meeting the learning needs of all students.
 
Visit the Department’s Whole Child webpage to learn more about strategies to support students and connect schools, families and communities.