2017 Forum Exhibitors


A Better Way TodayA Better Way Today
Booth 2
A Better Way Today promotes the Basic Right Over Wrong (B-ROW) character building resources for children up to 10 years of age. B-ROW make learning good character fun with resources for home, school and community organizations, including written curricula, computer based animated character stories with quizzes and musical performances.
Around the PianoAround the Piano
Booth 1
Around the Piano is a resource for teachers and team leaders that uses music to get young people singing, talking, and writing about character

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School
Booth 12
Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is a non-profit educational organization serving people of all ages/backgrounds/socioeconomic status through challenging wilderness expeditions that inspire self-discovery, both in and out of the classroom. Students learn to dig deep and push themselves, often finding there is more in them than they know.

Change the World Institute
Booth 19
Change the World Institute’s approach is to make reading about character, values, and social change fun, while also offering an insight into character. We do this with non-fiction books for adults along with empowering stories for children. Those stories for story time make learning about character easy and fun.

Booth 16
Character.org focuses on defining and encouraging effective practices and approaches to quality character education and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. We are a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure every young person is educated, inspired, and empowered to be ethical and engaged citizens.

Booth 7
CharacterPlus is a non-profit resource for schools who want to become caring communities where students are respected and learning is optimized. CharacterPlus provides character education resources, processes, and support to schools, equipping them to discover their shared values, and empowering students to develop positive character traits.

ChCharacter Firstaracter First
Booth 4
Character First provides lessons to help teach character qualities. Our NEW Elementary curriculum is full of stories, object lessons, discussion questions and activities. Through real life scenarios, our 18 unit ENGAGE bully prevention curriculum helps deal with the heart of bullying – character. Come by the table for free samples.

Character Formation ProjectThe Character Formation Project
Booth 8
The Character Formation Project (CPF) offers an intentional approach to character growth, supporting the journey of students toward internally-motivated character that lasts a lifetime. The CFP is a licensed set of character content and programming delivered on a dynamic platform designed for ongoing personal reflection and sharing of ideas and experiences.

Choose to be Nice
Booth 6
Choose To Be Nice is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness. We’re reminding people that we have a choice about how to “be” in the world. And it all starts with a promise. Make the promise today at www.choosetobenice.com. We implement kindness programs at schools and sell high quality merchandise including tees, tanks, sweatshirts, hats, bumper magnets, etc., all sporting the simple, positive and powerful Choose To Be 
Nice message.

Table 3
CITRS and partner, Character Counts!, have developed an app to support teaching character to students. CharacterDaily is comprehensive and dynamic, at your fingertips and simple to use. CharacterDaily delivers robust character development content in multiple forms, including the “daily brief lesson, daily inspirational quote, and daily student positive behavior recognition”, etc.

Booth 9
Cloud9World is a unique social and emotional learning program that integrates literacy as the vehicle for teaching character strengths. Books featuring animals that represent character strengths is used in both schools and homes. Students explore, internalize, reflect and celebrate. They find true heroes to model and opportunities to take action.

Dobranski Creative LLC
Table D
Brixiples™ is a unique new board game designed to teach 7-12 year olds about Ethics, Safety, and Common Sense & Courtesy with 200 question cards. Through role playing, silly actions, and serious thought, 2-4 players and an adult guide discuss a broad swath of difficult and confusing topics.

Booth 13
With a network of 20,000+ schools and hundreds of partners who share our mission, EVERFI delivers engaging digital resources, free of charge so teachers can equip students with critical skills for success beyond the classroom.

Free Spirit Publishing
Booth 17
Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world. 

High 5High 5 for Character
Table F
Success = Happiness! Help a child build the foundation of success through confidence, respect, empathy, honesty, and gratefulness. Our book series, Becoming a Better You!, will empower kids to develop these character traits.
Table E
Human Connection Matters. Students crave it & great school cultures thrive because of it. Over the last 15 years Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION by offering school communities: Student Keynotes, Leadership Workshops, Staff Trainings, and video-based Advisory Curriculum that reignites connection and unleashes student potential.

Journal of Character EducationJournal of Character Education
Booth 18
The CCC is a university-based center for the generation and dissemination of knowledge about character and citizenship education. It also houses the JCE which is the one professional journal devoted to character education. Our goal is to cover the field—from the latest research to applied best practices.

The Liston Group
Booth 5
Thought leader ListonGroup.org provides quality character curricula, assessment, and consulting for educators worldwide. Founder Mark Liston, PhD developed C2: Character Challenge, The Character Growth Index, the Bullying Rubric, and the Max Courage Index.

Lucky Kats, Inc.
Booth 22
Come see the all-new LKW! LKW provides your students a fun way to reinforce your character lessons through digital gameplay. Find out how your children can unlock the Good Character Tree and sharpen their critical thinking skills through creative activities. Don’t miss our new empathy piece in Katville!

Mascot Junction
Booth 15
See how schools are using their mascot to teach character and positive behavior. Our Roll Out Kits are customized for each school, featuring their mascot in a variety of rules posters, matrix banners, award certificates, gotcha rewards, behavior clipart and other items designed to create a highly engaging mascot-centric school climate.

MTLMTL Education Network
Table C
At MTL International, our primary purpose is to provide supplemental educational and social support to under-performing high school and community college students.

One More Page BooksOne More Page Books (Forum bookstore)
Booth 10 & 11
Purchase all your favorite Forum speakers’ books at the official conference bookstore being run by local bookstore One More Page out of Arlington, VA.

ProSign DesignsProsign Design
Booth 14
Design and manufacture of Character and Leadership Education Banners for public, charter, and private schools. We love custom banners, bilingual, ROTC Core Values, and offer quick turnaround time. Let your school values be reinforced in the hallways of your school!

Respectful Ways
Table A
Respectful Ways is a social-emotional learning curriculum with 270 research-based activities built around 54 lesson plans for PreK-12th graders. Our Respectful Learning Portal offers access to interactive online materials, character curriculum, discussion forums, webinars and fulfilled standards. Our Ambassador Riley Ways grows in age with your students and uses pop-culture trends such as emojis, raps and Let’s Chat cards to teach Compassion, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility.

Wisdom Thinkers Network
Table B
We help children, especially those left behind, find their story, their purpose, and passion, and then support them in changing the story of the world. Our stories unlock creativity to: Create a school climate that discourages bullying, honors diversity, and nurtures character easily integrated into Common Core UPK-8 A service-learning framework with “Change the Story, a Game to Alter Reality” Parent and Community Engagement with our “Reweaving the Fabric” oral history and community meals.