Make your classroom a classroom of character. Learn strategies that integrate good character into all aspects of your students’ day, support 21st Century Skills and improve students’ educational, behavioral and life-long success. This 3-credit hours course begins by investigating what good character is, why it’s important, and how the components of effective school-wide character programs translate into creating classrooms of virtue. Next, it looks at ways to integrate the positive character traits of a shared moral heritage into the curriculum. Finally, participants will examine the roles parent & teachers play in developing students of character and factors that can help students take command of their moral development.
This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.
Course Materials/Required Text:
Text: Building Character in Schools: Practical Ways to Bring Moral Instruction to Life (1999, 2003) by Kevin Ryan & Karen Bohlin. It may be purchased at local bookstores or ordered online.