Seed Model Campuses

Seed Model Campuses

True district change happens when we create learning structures and systems that cross campus boundaries and encourage all-district learning and communities of practice. The purpose of the Seed Model Campus Cohort is to support campuses throughout Austin ISD in their journey of goal-oriented, intentional, campus-wide SEL and CP&I integration into school culture and systems.

About the Process

In order to engage in the process, all participants are asked to submit a proposal, which includes a S.M.A.R.T.I.E. goal around one of four critical practice areas identified as identified by the CASEL roadmap:

  • Take time to cultivate and deepen relationships, build partnerships, and plan. 
  • Design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build their capacity to support students. 
  • Create safe, supportive, and equitable learning environments that promote all students’ social and emotional development. 
  • Use data as an opportunity to share power, deepen relationships, and continuously improve support for students, families, and staff.

This designation is given to schools which effectively demonstrate the process of continual social and emotional growth and for each successive year they choose to engage in continued documentation of their progress and goal-setting.

Austin ISD's Seed Model Campus Cohort program has grown from 19 campuses who engaged in the process during the inaugural 2017-18 school year to over 80 campuses in 2021! 

Select the graphic below to view the complete list of schools PDF flyer.

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For more information about the Seed Model program, please review a report that was recently published by Austin ISD's Dept. of Research and Evaluation regarding the program's impact. 

"This report finds substantial evidence that participation in the Seed Program has already led to higher implementation, more coordinated campus leadership around equity-centered SEL goals, increased capacity building for staff, and ultimately improved adult SEL skills."