CharacterPlus staff has been preparing varied, impactful, COVID-response protocol methods to continue offering our member districts character programming and support at the high level of engagement they've come to expect and that we demand of ourselves.
In many ways, COVID's impact will make us more responsive, nimble, and valued.
We know being off-site for professional development will prove difficult for educators in the coming year. One meaningful shift for the CharacterPlus staff will be our providing schools and districts more virtual consultation and coaching than before, as well as more on-site character development programming when allowed.
If there is any CharacterPlus program, process, training, consultation, and or evaluation you would like to schedule on-site at your school
or schedule a virtual training
and/or schedule for your team for training at CharacterPlus please contact Kristen Pelster, Programming Director and we will make arrangements to accommodate your request. Contact Kristen Pelster, Programming Director Here.
WORKSHOPS & TRAINING
CERTIFICATION IN CHARACTER EDUCATION
This workshop will provide the instruction needed to create a solid foundation around the basic tenets of character education. If you are ready to transform your school or classroom into a true community of learners, move your school or classroom from good to great, and increase student achievement while decreasing discipline incidents, this is for you. Participants will receive CharacterPlus Foundational Certification upon completion of this workshop, indicating their foundational understanding of Character Education and the ability to return to the classroom ready to implement best practices.
- The Why
- Framework Overview
- P (Priority)
- R (Relationships)
- I (Intrinsic Motivation)
- M (Modeling)
- E (Empowerment)
- D (Developmental Pedagogy)
- 11 Principles
- The ABC’s
- Core Values
- Class Meetings
- Service Learning
- Curriculum Integration
- Behavior Management (Intrinsic vs Extrinsic)
- Trauma-Informed Classrooms
- Restorative Practices
Class meetings are more than just students sitting on the floor for instruction and a means for problem-solving. Effective class meetings help strengthen a student’s skill set around problem-solving, social interest, mutual respect, encouragement, and cooperation. Learn the what, why, and how of running an effective class meeting and ensure that students become involved in the process. When students are encouraged to share their thoughts, are given choices, and use group problem-solving skills, the classroom atmosphere improves and becomes one of cooperation, collaboration, and mutual respect.
CONNECTEDNESS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
THE ABCs OF CHARACTER
Autonomy (voice and choice), belonging (being part of a community), and competence (the ability to do something successfully) are needs all humans have. These are especially true for students, and as educators, we need to create opportunities for students to experience these three things. Learn activities and strategies to implement immediately at your school. Explore ideas to challenge and stretch your students to grow their sense of competence. Leave with a plan to ensure you are being intentional about creating a school community in which all students have a voice, belong, and feel like they matter.
WEBE ANIMATED MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
COLLECTION OF LESSONS
EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
- Cartelia Lucas - Secondary Trama
- Kim Starkey - Empathy
- Paul Godwin - Leader in Me/Character Ed
NATIONAL SCHOOLS OF CHARACTER BEST PRACTICES HIGHLIGHTS
STATE SCHOOLS OF CHARACTER OVERVIEW
SCHOOLS OF CHARACTER READINESS ASSESSMENT
11 PRINCIPLES STATE SCHOOLS OF CHARACTER APPLICATION
The Schools of Character application process begins with a rigorous self-evaluation and creation of a large portfolio demonstrating a school’s character education implementation. This process can seem overwhelming, and because we think it is so valuable, we want to support schools through the application process.
Experienced leaders from National Schools of Character assist potential applicants in understanding the process, and demonstrating requirements. Using our draft application process we will assist in the application completion by providing on-going feedback. Our goal is to empower school teams so they may confidently lead their school through the Schools of Character process.