The Virtual Teacher Academy in Character Education (vTACE) has two fundamental purposes. The first is to inspire a personal commitment to character values as a teacher and further strengthen the noble purpose bedrock all educators share. The second is to equip teachers with character development best practices and evidence-based methods for building positive character skills in students. We've also identified and will measure a few bold goals for vTACE Academy Graduates-increasing academic success in their classrooms, decreasing student referrals, lowering teacher turnover, and increasing job satisfaction.
vTACE is designed for Elementary and Secondary Teacher Leaders. The Academy's One-Year Program will center on monthly full-day evidence-based virtual work sessions led by award winning educators, expert character education practitioners and renowned scholars.
vTACE will complement the highly successful in-person TACE Academy. The vTACE facilitation scholars will ensure that this virtual offering will be every bit as personal, collaborative and impactful as our in-person academy.