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For questions, please get in touch with Kristen Pelster, Senior Director of CharacterPlus Programming
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dLACE scholars will learn to use character education essentials as part of school improvement practices districtwide to ensure a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to student development.  This includes learning the skills to implement, lead and sustain a character education process throughout their district that, when done with efficacy, positively impact academic performance, school culture and climate, referral rates, and teacher job satisfaction. The ideal dLACE scholar is someone who has the ability and is empowered to lead this work in the district.

Five All Day Sessions 
On-Site at CharacterPlus in St Louis
Travel & expenses covered
$2000 Educator Stipend
Character Education Starter Library
iCharacterPlus On-Line Programming Access
Professional development education credit or College credit may be available
  • Understanding of character skill-building's impact on self and students 
  • Understanding of character education frameworks 
  • Understanding of character education best practice implementation and
  • Understanding of how to best advocate and lead character education best practices in a district 
  • Ability to assess the social, emotional, and character strengths and needs of the district
  • Ability to guide the schools in their district to take the culture and climate assessment and interpret the data report created
  • Ability to lead the school teams in their district and/or partner with CharacterPlus to help the schools implement best practices 
For over 30 years, CharacterPlus has helped educators and administrators develop evidence-based character foundation frameworks that create positive school culture, climate, and advanced academic achievement. Our character education expertise spans more than 50 school districts, 300 public, private and charter schools, colleges, universities, the NCAA, and international. Our evidence reflects when a positive character education framework is actively in place:  

- staff morale is higher
- staff possess a strong sense of purpose
- staff and students enjoy a higher level of admin support
- more students score at proficient or advanced on assessment tests
- students demonstrate healthier prosocial behaviors
- fewer student behavior office referrals occur
- students report greater feelings of belonging and autonomy
- more students view the school as a community
- staff possess a strong sense of purpose
- students are more likely to view the school as a community
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For questions, please get in touch with Kristen Pelster, Senior Director of CharacterPlus Programming