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Character Education: What Really Works in 2014?
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How we educate for character matters, and how we do it right has evolved in the past two decades. This one-day, interactive workshop will offer participants an overview of the "structure and guts" of top quality, research-based, carefully focused programs that make a difference.

11/13/2014
When: November 13, 2014
8:45am-2:30pm
Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Lower & Middle School Campus
1112 W 31st Street
Austin, TX  78705


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Registration

Price includes lunch, handouts, and a copy of Breaking Into the Heart of Character

CSEE member schools: $35

Others: $70

About the Workshop

Too many schools have character education programs with practices popular in the 1990s. How we educate for character matters, and how we do it right has evolved in the past two decades. Some of what used to be common has little evidence of effectiveness; much that is effective is unknown at some schools.
This one day, interactive workshop will offer participants an overview of the “structure and guts” of top quality, research based, carefully focused programs that make a difference. Participants will leave with an understanding of

1) what practices are most effective,

2) why these practices are effective, and

3) how to begin, starting Monday.

Participants will receive a copy of CSEE’s most recent publication, Breaking into the Heart of Character.

Agenda

8:45 - 9:00 Check-In, Packets

9:00 - 9:15 Introductions

9:15 - 10:30 Structuring Character Education: What’s Changed, What Needs to Leave, Setting Goals for Character

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 The Structure Continued: Permeation & Assessment

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch (provided with registration)

12:45 - 2:15 The “Guts” of Character: What Helps Kids Want to Act with Character?

2:15 - 2:30pm Final Discussion, Q&A

About the Presenter

David Streight has been Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education since 2004. He is co-author or editor of a half dozen books on character education, and a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences and workshops. CSEE is a century-old association of independent schools dedicated to the highest quality resources and consultation available for moral / ethical education and spiritual growth. CSEE’s criteria for excellent practice are solidly rooted in the most comprehensive educational and psychological research available.


 

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