Growing a Sustainable School Culture of Character

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Growing a Sustainable School Culture of Character

Time: July 16, 2012 at 8:30am to July 19, 2012 at 3:45pm
Location: Hofstra University Hagedorn 284
Website or Map: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Ac…
Phone: Office of Professional Development Services at (516) 463-5750
Event Type: course
Organized By: Hofstra University Office of Professional Development Services
Latest Activity: May 23, 2012

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Course Title:  Growing a Sustainable School Culture of Character

Dates/Times:SSII:  July 16-19, 2012 (M-Th); 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Location: Hofstra University Hagedorn 284

Description:Participants will learn what it means to comprehensively“ educate for character” and identify strategies for building a sense of community within the classrooms and school buildings that will be sustainable.  The instructors will share their collective experiences with community building, explore children’s literature aligned to the core values, introduce the structure of Morning and Class Meetings as a way to build  a caring classroom and school community, address the power of language, and the steps to turn community service projects into reflective service learning experiences.  Character Education research and literature, resources and internet sites will also be explored.  Participants will leave with an extensive collection of hands-on materials, resources, skills and strategies that can be used in their own classrooms and schools.  NOTE:  For elementary (K-6) educators only.  

Instructor: Linda Friedman.  Principal, Walnut Street School, Uniondale PS.  Selected and recognized by the Character Education Partnership in Washington, DC as a 2011 National School of Character.    

Eric Freidman.  Retired Principal, Babylon Memorial Grade School, Babylon PS.  Selected and recognized by the Character Education Partnership in Washington, DC as a 2008 National School of Character.  


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