Tools for Educators
2017 Educators Workshop
Strengthening Social Emotional Learning through School-wide Character Development.
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2013 Educator Workshop
2013 Educator Workshop
More than 125 teachers, counselors and principals kicked off the summer at the “Take PACE to the Next Level: Embedding Character Education into School Climate, Curriculum and Common Core” workshop, June 20, 2013. At this all-day professional development workshop participants shared their character education ideas, explored ways to integrate PACE into their lesson planning, discussed the positive impact of character education on school culture and enjoyed a keynote presentation by Washington State Schools of Character Award winning South Kitsap School District. The event was sponsored by Whitworth University, Cameron-Reilly Construction and Quiznos. Participants raved about the workshop and left energized to take PACE to the next level in their classrooms and schools! Below, are some great ideas that came out of workshop.
Educators Share Ideas – Bringing Character to Light in the Classroom
Tower of Trust (K-5): As teacher gives examples of how students can build trust, students build a tower of blocks. After about 10, teacher gives example of breaking trust and the tower falls. Ends with discussion of how hard it is to rebuild once broken. – Bonnie Mendoza, Holmes Elementary
- Recognize Kindness (6-8): Provide students with “Random Acts of Kindness” cards that call them to good character action. Once the act of kindness is performed, students can “report out” on school website and/or YouTube. A fun way to earn recognition from peers and staff! – Janice Boyd, Evergreen Middle School
- Good News Postcards (9-12): Staff sends “Good News! from EVHS” postcard to student’s home to recognize their excellent character! School staff also recognize each other by placing postcards in staff mailboxes. “Locker drops” provide a nice surprise for high school students after good deeds. – Justin Becker, East Valley High School
More ideas and activities coming soon!
Washington State Schools of Character Award Winner – South Kitsap School District – Coming Soon
Insert the Following Trait graphics in Your Monthly Newsletters to Spread the Word
PACE Character Trait Banners
You can download banner files below (size 3ft X 6ft) and take them to a printing service to make your own PACE Monthly Character Trait Banners to put in your school, business or organization. Click on the thumbnails below to download the PDF.