What is Suite 360?
Suite 360 is made up of three programs:
Suite 360 Student is a digital, character development and social & emotional learning program
Suite 360 Intervention the first web and mobile program for suspension and detention, allowing schools to assign specific models related to a student's infraction
Suite 360 Mental Health comprehensive mental health education program, providing students in grades 6-12 with information about mental health care as well as what to do if they or someone they care about experiences symptoms of a mental health problem.
The programs offer professionally developed lessons, which schools can assign to students based on grade level or class, or alternatively, to address a particular student's infraction during detention or suspension. Suite 360 is a great way to push out SEL lessons weekly, bi-weekly or on a monthly basis.
Suite 360 is research and evidence-backed, with content aligned to the standards developed by the National Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and mapped to the grade-specific learning objectives published by various federal and state education boards.
Why is Suite360 important?
SEL interventions that address CASEL's five core competencies increased student's academic performance by 11 percentile points, compared to students who did not participate in such SEL programs. Students participating in SEL programs also showed improvement in classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others and school.
Research confirms and teachers, parents and principals agree: Social and emotional competencies can be taught, modeled and practiced and lead to positive student outcomes that are important for success in school and in life.
Decades of research studies demonstrate the following benefits of SEL:
Improvement in student's social and emotional skills, attitudes, relationships, academic performance and perceptions of classroom and school climate
Decline in students' anxiety, behavior problems and substance abuse
Long-term improvements in students' skills, attitudes, prosocial behavior and academic performance Sited from Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Suite360 is Customizable
Lessons can be assigned to students in a variety of ways:
Individually - lessons are assigned and viewed utilizing their own username and password
Groups - lessons are assigned to a targeted "specific" group of students
By Class - lessons can be assigned to an entire class (i.e. Mrs. Simmer's 2nd period class)
Grade - lesson can be assigned to an entire grade (i.e. all 5th grade students)
School - lesson can be assigned to entire building (i.e. all Creekside students)
Contact Chelsea Fountain and Kimberly Spurling to discuss the specific needs for your students!
LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUITE360
HOW TO ASSIGN LESSONS IN SUITE360
TIER 1, TIER 2 & MENTAL HEALTH LESSON OPTIONS
Tier 1 & Tier 2 Lessons
Suite360 Student same as Tier 1 (see above image)
For ALL students
Lessons are shorter (5-20 minutes) and intended to help prevent problems before they start
Topics include self-awareness, effective communication skills, diversity, financial literacy, college/career prep, bullying/cyberbullying and more
Suite360 Intervention same as Tier 2 (see above image)
For TARGETED students (i.e. at-risk students) or for small group interventions
Lessons can be used as a restorative justice measure or constructive disciplinary practice to address infractions (i.e. vaping)
Lessons are typically longer (15-55 minutes) and place more expectations on the student to participate and respond
Topics include topics on drugs, alcohol, lateness/absences, vaping, marijuana, intolerance of others and dozens of other conduct issues
You can access the complete list of lessons below:
Mental Health Lessons
Suite360 Mental Health
Lessons provide mental health education to students in grades 6-12
Topics include a series of (7) lessons:
Recognizing signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and reducing stigma
Prevention of mental health disorders and mental health awareness and assistance
Awareness of local and community resources and the process for accessing treatment
Strategies to develop healthy coping techniques
Strategies to support a peer, friend, or family member with a mental health disorder
Prevention of suicide
Substance abuse prevention
You can access the complete list of lessons below:
Teacher Companion Guides
Most Tier 1 Lessons have an associated teacher companion guide.
The teacher companion guide can be accessed in 2 formats, digital and PDF. Regardless of which format your are viewing, each companion guide is broken up into the following sections:
Response Guidelines - A set of guidelines for what to do if a student asks a question or brings up a comment during a class discussion that a classroom teacher may not be equipped to handle immediately. These response guidelines are rarely needed, but are important to know if a teacher ever does need them.
Summary - This is a brief summary of the lesson. Teachers who don't have the time to preview the student portion of the lesson will be able to get a good understanding of what the lesson speaks about from the summary.
Lesson Objectives - These are the key learning objectives that students should come away with understanding. you may want to follow up specifically with these objectives to make sure students understood the content during your conversation.
Shared Vocabulary - This is a list of key vocabulary from the lesson How we speak about these topics is important and so having the correct vocabulary becomes a critical piece of the conversation. For younger grades, weave these vocabulary words into your weekly vocab learning as an additional way to keep the conversation of the week alive.
Key Takeaways - Similar to learning objectives, the Key Takeaways is a bulleted list of short one line key takeaways that you can reinforce during conversations
Continue the Conversation - This is a list of questions that you can ask to facilitate the discussion. By simply reading these questions and allowing students to respond, you will be able to have a great class conversation about the Suite 360 lesson. But don't stop there! Come up with your own questions to further build that conversation.
Follow-up Activity/Prompt - This as an additional learning activity that you can utilize to reinforce learning in a different way. For younger grades, this will often be an actual class activity. For older grades this will be a writing prompt that students can use to create and keep an "SEL Journal." Some schools will even weave the prompt into a language arts class and use the prompt as an impromptu graded writing assignment.
Additional Resources - This last section will provide additional resources for both adults and students. Whether it's story books to read to young students or websites and videos for adults, this section allows teachers to build additional SEL supports into the classroom environment.