Sept. 7, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
Free to Character.org members | Non-members: $25
Webinar: Evaluation of Schools of Character 101
This advanced webinar will show you what evaluators are looking for in a School of Character application. You’ll leave the webinar with a knowledge of:
- the scoring guide of the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education
focusing on the indicators
- tips on focusing on evidence and not generalizations
Space is limited so sign up today! Register Now >>
Oct. 14-15, 2016, Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C.
The 2016 National Forum on Character Education
The 2016 National Forum on Character Education is the largest conference bringing together practitioners and experts to share best practices on developing character in young people. This year’s theme is “Educate, Inspire, Empower: Building Productive and Caring Citizens.” The focus is on helping educators empower young people to become ethical and engaged citizens. Join more than 800 educators, administrators and thought-leaders at this event! Register Now >>
Sept. 14, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar: Creating Peaceful Schools Around the World
This webinar will explore from an international perspective how character, respect, empathy, responsibility, service and related qualities contribute to creating peaceful classrooms, schools and communities. Learn how schools around the world are taking proactive experiential based approaches in creating cultures of peace. Register now >>
Panelists: Dr. Michele Borba, Award-Winning Author; Tony Devine Ed.D, Vice President, Education, Global Peace Foundation
September 21, 2016
International Day of Peace
The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Education Outreach Section invites young people from around the world to submit videos on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace. The most engaging videos will be featured on the United Nations International Day of Peace YouTube channel and a small selection will be shown at the global student video conference. Guidelines for submission.
Learn more >>
September 22, 2016
Join hundreds of thousands of people around the globe for the third annual Character Day — a free day and global initiative where schools and organizations of all sizes screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives, dive into free printed discussion materials catered to different ages, and join an online global conversation around the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness)–all rooted in evidence-based research. Character Day is one day. The resources are available year-round. Learn more and sign up >> (takes 2 mins).
October 6-7, 2016, Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
Changing the Odds Conference
The 5th annual Changing the Odds conference—“Compassion: Brain Changer”—will feature researcher, storyteller and author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers Brené Brown amongst a renowned speaker roster of some of the top thought leaders in education and mental health. This unique and dynamic event explores how essential social emotional health habits, like mindfulness, gratitude and kindness, rewire the brain to increase compassion. CEUs will be provided. Learn more>>