Gwen Pongracz 
Kids of Character 


Friday June 17, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

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DeSales University - University Center 
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034

Driving Directions 

What previous participants have said about this training.

"One of the most dynamically useful training events
I’ve experienced in 30 years of teaching.”
  - Dr. Sam Scheibler, workshop participant 


11 Principles of Character Education Training 

Kids of Character is bringing the Character Education Partnership (CEP) to the Lehigh Valley to do a one-day intense training on the 11 Guiding Principles of Effective Character Education.  The 11 Principles are a guide for schools to create or enhance their own custom character education initiative. No need to purchase an expensive boxed program.


The CEP recommends that each school district send 3 – 5 participants who will then act as the core committee for the school’s character education initiative.  They also recommend that each school gets one sourcebook for every 3 participants.  The training is free to participants* thanks to a generous donation from DeSales University’s Department of Student Development. The next time we bring the training to the Lehigh Valley, there might be a charge.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion after the course.

Training "focuses on school-wide systemic change." The class teaches school leaders to "create safe, healthy, high-performing schools, while inspiring students to reach their full potential as students and as people."

Programs emphasize:

v  Driving student achievement, ethical growth, and social and emotional skill development

v  Identifying teaching strategies for moral and performance character

v  Integrating character education throughout the entire school

v  Conducting assessment and action planning. 

We are very excited to bring this training to the Lehigh Valley!  Seating is limited to 60 participants!

*The cost of the Sourcebook will be discounted to $164 for participants at this training class.