Crisis Response

Crisis Response

0.50 USBE Credit
This microcredential represents a district, charter, and/or school team's ability to create and utilize an appropriate crisis response model for their setting. Earning this microcredential will require demonstration of an effective system of supports that is consistent in supporting faculty and students in times of a crisis.

DESCRIPTION

To earn this 0.50 credit microcredential you will submit two types of evidence from the list below to demonstrate your successful implementation of crisis response practices. You will also complete a short written or video reflective analysis. Click Earn This Microcredential to learn more!

FEES

You will be charged $25 by the badge provider. You'll be charged at the point you submit your badge for final review.

CLARIFICATIONS

There are a number of different effective models that can be utilized in support of schools during a crisis. This microcredential reflects general best practices.

IMPORTANT TERMS

crisis: A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. A time when a difficult or important decision must be made.

crisis response: The application of strategies designed to help an organization deal with a sudden and significant negative event

BACKGROUND SCENARIO

Throughout the year, any school in any district may be faced with an unfortunate experience when tragedy may strike. In those incidents, it is important to have a district and school-wide plan in place so that you can not only provide a careful and evidence-based response but also to help prevent further complications from arising once the crisis has occurred.

EVIDENCE OPTIONS

Video: Submit a 5-8 minute video describing your school's/district's/charter's plan to respond during a crisis. Describe roles and responsibilities of Crisis Response Team members and explain the expectations and potential non-negotiables.

Web Site: Submit the URL of a website your created that houses all of resources and responsibilities of your crisis team.

App (mobile or computer):  Submit an app that you created that houses all of resources and responsibilities of your crisis team.

Other: Submit evidence of your participation on your district’s/charter's crisis response team for at least 2 years, including the team's response to a school crisis. Include the description of an experience while on the response to that specific crisis. School, staff, student, and parent names should not be included.

Other: Submit a written example describing your school's/district's/charter's plan to respond during a crisis. Describe roles and responsibilities of Crisis Response Team members and explain the expectations and potential non-negotiables.

Candidate's Choice: Submit another type of evidence demonstrating your consistent and effective participation for at least two years on your district's or charter's crisis response team.

Candidates are required to make 2 evidence submission(s).

Review Criteria

Criterion 1. Evidence demonstrates the educator’s ability to create crisis response model.

Criterion 2. Evidence demonstrates the educator’s ability to utilize their district’s crisis response model.

Criterion 3. Evidence demonstrates the educator’s experience and knowledge while sitting on their district’s crisis response team.

REFLECTION PROMPTS

  1. Provide an analysis about your current practices related to crisis response in your school district.

  2. What are areas of strength and weakness in your current response model?

  3. What changes would you make in your current model?

Review Criteria

Criterion 1. Reflection demonstrates the educator has created a crisis response model.

Criterion 2. Reflection demonstrates the educator uses their district’s/charter's crisis response model.

Criterion 3. Reflection demonstrates the educator’s effective participation on their district’s/charter's crisis response team. Criterion 1. Evidence demonstrates the educator’s ability to create crisis response model.

Criterion 2. Evidence demonstrates the educator’s ability to utilize their district’s crisis response model.

Criterion 3. Evidence demonstrates the educator’s experience and knowledge while sitting on their district’s crisis response team.

RESOURCES

15 Resources for Teaching Media Literacy. Masten, MacKenzie. ASCD. (2017).
http://inservice.ascd.org/15-resources-for-teaching-media-literacy/
ASCD has compiled a list of resources from media literacy experts providing thoughts, tools, and tips for teaching media literacy, evaluating media resources, and more.

Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
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Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention offers educators, mental health professionals, and relevant community service providers the latest in theory and practice across the spectrum of issues involved in crisis prevention and response.

DCPS School Crisis Response Handbook
https://dcps.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcps/publication/attachments/DCPS%20School%20Crisis%20Response%20Handbook%202018-2019.pdf
Resources to assist in responding to a crisis—This handbook includes suggested procedures and resources to guide the School Crisis Team.

DoDEA Crisis Management Guide
https://www.dodea.edu/crisishttps://www.dodea.edu/crisis/upload/DoDEA_Crisis_Manag_Guide_07.pdf
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Crisis Management Guide is a resource designed to assist school administrators and other personnel in understanding effective crisis management procedures and the role of the crisis management team. A major focus of the guide is on Incident Response Planning.

NEA’s School Crisis Guide
http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/NEA%20School%20Crisis%20Guide%202018.pdf
Evidence-based resources and consultation related to school crisis prevention and response.

School Crisis Response Initiative—U.S. Department of Justice
https://grievingstudents.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SchoolCrisisResponse_DepartmentofJustice1.pdf
The organizational model presented in this bulletin is intended to guide schools and school districts as they develop their own school-based crisis response plans. Individual schools and districts will need to adapt this general model to their unique needs and strengths.

Special Topic/School Crisis Response: Expecting the Unexpected--ASCD
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/nov94/vol52/num03/School-Crisis-Response@-Expecting-the-Unexpected.aspx
To develop a crisis intervention model, members of the Regional Crisis Committee reviewed existing guidelines and plans from school districts throughout the region and country. Our approach includes three levels of crisis teams: regional (a role initially assumed by our Committee), school district, and individual school.

Virginia Department of Education Model School Crisis Management Plan
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/safety_crisis_management/emergency_crisis_management/model_plan.pdf
The Comprehensive Crisis Management plan includes Intervention, Procedures, Crisis Response Procedures, and Critical Incident Procedures.

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