CSD Community Collaboratives
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
CSD, joined by the Ferguson-Florissant School District and the St. Louis Science Center, is one of three regional partners to bring the Challenger Learning Center to St. Louis. The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit education organization founded in April 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger space shuttle mission.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has added a dozen new materials to an already-robust supply of free personal finance and economic education resources for students and consumers.They include online courses, simulated online chats, videos, an audio podcast, and a mobile app. Visit here.
Do The Right Thing
Do The Right Thing Greater St. Louis, Inc. is a program that recognizes the positive behaviors of area children. Cooperating School Districts, along with KMOV Channel 4, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, and the Suburban Journals is proud to recognize area children who "do the right thing" in monthly award ceremonies. Nominate a child today!
A St. Louis' leading producer of education, arts, and cultural television programming. HEC-TV creates curriculum for many of our local programs, in order to fully connect the station with K-12 students and schools. Today’s students are never far from visual stimulation, so, it is a natural step to include video in the classroom curriculum. We list the learning objectives, Standards or GLE’s, and offer teachers several different types of learning activities. Another important K-12 program we offer is HEC-TV Live!, which is a videoconference television program. We bring experts in a wide variety of fields straight into the classroom via videoconference technology creating a virtual field trip without the costs of a real one. We offer several viewing options to allow as many students as possible to join in the learning opportunity.
No Place for Hate
The No Place for Hate initiative seeks to provide a model for combating intolerance, bullying and hatred, leading to long term solutions to these problems in schools. It provides a unique opportunity to incorporate new and existing programs with one consistent message and connects a participating school to a larger initiative taking place in the region and in other cities throughout the nation
School Law Seminar
The law firms of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan and Jasckstadt P.C., and Mickes Goldman O'Toole, LLC are each hosting School Law seminars. We invite you to learn more about the complex and ever-changing legal issues facing public schools. The seminars provide practical guidance for school administrators and other school officials, reduce the incidence of litigation in all aspects of school operation, and prevent avoidable expense for school districts.
To learn more, to register, or to view dates and locations, click on the links below. www.tuethkeeney.com. . Additional information or assistance is available from Libby Graf at 314.880.3612. For additional information, call 1-866-287-8678
Teacher Home Visit Program
In an effort to increase academic achievement, the Teacher Home Visit Program trains teachers in low income underperforming schools to go to their students’ homes to forge a relationship with the family. Participating districts pay their teachers a nominal sum to conduct these visits. Teachers get to know parents, share information about the student and give parents the tools to help children do better in school and succeed academically and socially. The THVP is designed to forge new relationships and a better understanding of the partnership needed between home and school that is so necessary for student success and too often lacking. The THVP helps to build bridges between parents and teachers who may not be communicating effectively, to create a stronger connection between the parents, children and teachers.
The Magic House
CSD partners with the Magic House Children's Museum on several initiatives, including an annual conference for kindergarten teachers. The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing children with hands-on learning experiences in a creative and stimulating environment.
CSD has a strong presence with the following organizations to help assure that the children in local school districts are well served, not only by our member schools, but by the various organizations in the region:
• Arts & Education Council
• Diversity Awareness Partnership
• Education Equity Action Team
• FOCUS St. Louis
• Higher Education Consortium
• International Leadership Network
• Kids Caring 4 Kids campaign
• Missouri Historical Society
• Missouri School Public Relations Association
• National Conference for Community and Justice
• Partners in Collaboration
• St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable Education Initiatives
• St. Louis County Truancy Court
• St. Louis 4 Kids
• St. Louis Science Center,
• United Way
• Youth Provider Network
For more information on CSD's collaborative work, contact Don Senti, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.692.1299.