Resources for Implementation

This page is a collection of resources and strategies for implementing a Culture of Hope at a school or district level.
See Solution Tree website for reproducible surveys and tools from the book.   For your convenience, these resources are available as PDFs in the Seeds of Hope section in this website.

Study Guide for Building a Culture of Hope is available as a PDF, below.

Center for Civic Education Curriculum, resources, and information about various Civic Education programs.

Curriculum Revitalization: Career & Technical Education  Illinois Department of Education's CTE resource webpage. 

Engaging Schools  
Engaging Schools is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with educators in middle and high schools. Engaging Schools helps educators create schoolwide communities of learning that integrate academic, social, and emotional development — and prepares each and every student to succeed.Engaging Schools offers professional development and resources with practical strategies that are grounded in the values of equity, community, and democracy. Resource section is especially helpful, with many downloads and relevant blog posts.

Foxfire  Foxfire is many things, including a magazine and a series of books.   "Foxfire" is also a method of classroom instruction—not a step-by-step checklist, but an over-arching approach that incorporates the original Foxfire classroom's building blocks of giving students the opportunity to make decisions about how they learn required material, using the community around them as a resource to aid that learning, and connecting the students' work with an audience beyond the classroom. 

The Hope Survey    See enormous collection of information, research, and resources.  This is where you can access the Hope Survey to measure the level of hope in your schools.

Vancouver Public Schools  See links under "Parents and Families" tab for information about Vancouver Public Schools innovative Programs of Choice and Magnets, K-12.  Every family, every child, chooses a school...


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports OSEP Technical Assistance Center   The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is established by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to define, develop, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered approach to Technical Assistance that improves the capacity of states, districts and schools to establish, scale-up and sustain the PBIS framework. Emphasis is given to the impact of implementing PBIS on the social, emotional and academic outcomes for students with disabilities.

National Academy Foundation  Information about Career Academies.  Career academies focus on preparing students for post-secondary education while providing them with the skills and experience necessary to attain entry-level jobs. Students in career academies typically take both career-themed and academic classes together. These courses are linked to academic and industry standards and encourage high achievement. 

Idaho Building Capacity Project School Improvement Resource. Information about the Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools  (download PDF below). Assessment tools and applications.   

Ford Next Generation LearningFord Next Generation Learning is improving teaching and learning, promoting the redesign of schools to better serve students and their families, and supporting the emergence of powerful community engagement.  The three strands of the Ford PAS Next Generation Learning initiatives are Transforming Teaching and Learning, Redesigning High Schools, and Sustaining Change Through Business and Civic Leadership.

ConectEd--The California Center for College and Career  Includes ConnectEd Studios, where students and teachers can access integrated curriculum units, media tools, and industry professionals.

College & Career Academy Support Network   Since 1998 CCASN has been working to increase educational opportunities that offer each young person support and guidance, productive engagement in the world outside of school, and preparation for both college and careers.

Center for Educational Effectiveness  Check out their Educational Effectiveness Surveys, as a potential measure of school culture elements.  Vision: To develop and deliver data tools and services that inform and support school and district improvement. Mission: To increase student learning by improving the effectiveness of educational institutions.

Career & Technical Education's Career Clusters   Vast treasure-trove of information and resources about Career Clusters in high school, and Career & Technical Education.  Webinars, Career Cluster fact sheets, and much more.
provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/CTE#sthash.MZ6VCoDu.dpuf
Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/CTE#sthash.R8AzkkFI.dpuf
Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/CTE#sthash.R8AzkkFI.dpuf


Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/CTE#sthash.R8AzkkFI.dpuf
Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/CTE#sthash.R8AzkkFI.dpuf
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