The ASCD Whole Child Award is an award designed to recognize schools that go above and beyond to educate the whole child. We at ILASCD have created an award at the state level to recognize schools that have developed a vision to encourage the growth of the whole child. The whole child award recognizes these schools for not only educating the whole child but for having had success in creating students who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, engaged in an inclusive learning environment, and are prepared to become lifelong learners. This award recognizes those schools that have changed the focus from one of a narrow academic vision to one that promotes the development of the whole child; healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. We invite you to apply for ILASCD’s Whole Child Award.
Nominees need to indicate a plan that is feasible that includes their approaches to a whole child education through collaboration, coordination, and integration of services, and strategies to educate the Whole Child; healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Applications are due on July 31th, 2018. We look forward to reading your applications.
Applications open on June 30th, 2018
Submitted applications are due August 31st, 2018
Nominees will be notified in October 2018
Awards will be presented during IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference March 6-9, 2019
Thank you very much for your submissions,
Brenda Mendoza, ILASCD Co-leader of Whole Child Advocacy
See Rubric HERE
Congratulations to our 2017 Whole Child Award Winners!
Launched in 2007, ASCD's Whole Child Initiative is an effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of children. IL ASCD supports this premise
In 2012, IL ASCD officers and members met with the Illinois Legislature to promote the national organization (ASCD) initiative on Whole Child Education. The Illinois Legislature declared March to be “Whole Child Month.” Members of IL ASCD advocacy task force continue to keep the names of ASCD and IL ASCD in the minds of Illinois legislators as the go-to organization on
learning. Organization members helped to promote the passage of the Whole Child Resolution in Illinois in both houses on March 9, 2012. As the years progress, our members continue to keep in touch with legislators and believe that we have had a say in helping to promote educational issues in our state. Copies of these resolutions can be found below:
As we continue our work in this area, the Advocacy and Influence Co-Chairs will direct our future efforts in promoting a balanced education for each child. This task force developed a program to recognize schools that model Whole Child concepts.
Please consider nominating your school for recognition as a Whole Child School that supports healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged students.
Benefits of this recognition:
Recognition as a Whole Child School within Illinois
Information about your school shared nationally on ASCD’s Whole Child What Works Map
Letters presented to your state senator and representative and published in local media
Staff recognition at the Illinois ASCD Annual Fall Conference on Learning
For information about what it means to focus on Whole Child education, see descriptions and rubrics.
Overall: Pershing Elementary School, Berwyn School District 100
Healthy: Ardmore Elementary School, Villa Park SD 45
Safe: South Park Elementary School, Deerfield 109
Engaged: Kipling Elementary School, Deerfield, 109
Supported: Woodland Primary School, Woodland School District 109
Challenged: Pepper Ridge Elementary School, McClean County Unit # 5
Please consider nominating your school for recognition as a Whole Child School that supports healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged student by clicking here.
Download Whole Child Materials from ASCD Here
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Use ASCD's School Improvement Tool:
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Sign up on http://www.wholechildeducation.org to receive this biweekly free resource and stay up to date on policies and practices, data, strategies, and tools to help you ensure that each child in your community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. In addition to this information from ASCD, IL ASCD presents a series of articles on the Whole Child in our IL ASCD Newsletter.