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Register now for 2021 Safe Schools Conference, Dec. 7-8
High quality conference will offer professional learning focused on school safety, bullying prevention, emergency & crisis response
Music is a powerful tool that can promote and strengthen parent-child interactions, communication and much more.
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Join social and emotional learning leaders in celebrating CPSEL’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dr. Myrna B. Shure!
Learn more about the 2022 National SEL Conference
Plan now to be a part of the virtual 2022 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference, May 17-18.

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I was so impressed your 2020 Paving the Way to Educational Success conference! I’ve shared some of the materials with our McKinney–Vento team at my agency and it’s my dream for us to put something similar together for Washington state. Thank you for setting such a great example of how to creatively engage practitioners during this challenging time!

I participated in four of the English Language Development (ELD) Virtual Workshops conducted by Andrea Kolb. Each has been incredibly informative and helpful. Thank you to Andrea for developing these opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. I am the only ESL teacher in my school and these classes have helped me realize how inspiring it is to connect with others in the field!

“Thank you for the opportunity to present at the conference. It was one of the best conferences I have ever participated in - very friendly environment, nice pace and variety of events, and wonderfully engaged attendees. I look forward to a continued partnership with your organization!”

“The Center for Schools and Communities has been a KEY partner in our conference planning and I can’t thank them enough for their guidance and help!”

“A colleague recommended that I reach out to the Center for our annual faculty conference. With a list of my needs in hand, the staff at the Center found seven fantastic presenters and sessions that fulfilled my needs far above and beyond what I had hoped. We will definitely be working with them for years to come!”

“Partnering with the Center on statewide initiatives has been extremely rewarding and mutually beneficial to our programs and to the education communities we serve. CSC staff guided a diverse array of projects including the development of a graduate level webinar series and website on green and healthy schools, support of watershed training initiatives, coordinated statewide service learning initiatives, supported Chesapeake Bay education leadership, organized conferences and professional development opportunities, provided fundraising support and offered quality workshop registration and marketing management.”

“We value and trust the staff at the Center to provide the training and technical assistance we need to implement our 21st Century Community Learning Center and Migrant Education Programs. We know we can count on them to help us design and offer afterschool and summer programming that our students enjoy and look forward to attending.”

“I’ve had the honor of working closely with CSC for over 20 years and continue to be impressed with their balance of professionalism and support. I’ve presented at their well-organized and energizing conferences. As a longtime grantee through the ELECT program, I’ve received prompt, cutting-edge information and trainings that were individualized for my needs. The CSC staff are approachable advocates committed to the well-being of all the individuals and agencies they serve.”

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The 2021 Safe Schools Conference starts next week. Will we see you there? Register today: #SafeSchoolsConf2021 #paschoolsafety #centerforsafeschools

Center for Schools and Communities is looking for a family support coordinator. We are looking for professionals who share our values of service to others; passion for excellence; equity in action; and innovation for growth. Apply by Dec. 3.

Students who identify as LGBTQI+ are much more likely to be bullied than their straight peers. #SafeSchoolsConf2021 Keynote Dre Ceja from LGBT Center will use interactive exercises to help address #LGBTQ+ inclusion in schools.

Thank you administrators!

You've tackled difficult school years + adapted to ever changing situations while working to best serve your students + staff.


Students at Bloomsburg University gathered to learn more about our Guest Teacher program!
If you or someone you know is interested in learning about substitute opportunities across the region please contact Dr. Anthony Serafini at the CSIU