One focus of MNPS’ Theory of Action is culture. A tool being used with some MNPS’ middle schools to gather culture data is the Culture and Climate Walkthrough Instrument developed by MNPS’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) department. According to Kyla Krengel, Director of SEL, the Culture and Climate rubric and walkthrough instrument was developed as a result of MNPS’ partnership with CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. The rubric was created with input from MNPS educators and national experts and provides a common language of school culture and climate. You can access the rubric HERE.
At Rose Park Magnet Math and Science Middle, we used the collaborative inquiry process to facilitate a discussion about the culture and climate data gathered at their school. Common planning teams took a deep dive in identifying key observations from the data, then proposing multiple theories of causation. Now, the leadership team is developing a survey for reaching a consensus on a theory to dive deeper into and creating a community of practice around the issue.
To read more about Rose Park Magnet Math and Science Middle collaborative inquiry journey, please go HERE.
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