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Missouri University of Science & Technology Mars Rover Design Team at #CNC16!

The Missouri University of Science and Technology (S & T) Mars Rover Design Team will be at the CharacterPlus National Conference on July 27!

The Missouri S & T Mars Rover Design Team (MRDT) was established in 2012 to complete in the University Rover Challenge (URC) hosted by The Mars Society. With over 200 members, over the course of a year, the team works to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside human explorers in the field.

Make sure to visit them to check out their latest Mars rover and to learn how and why their group was former.

Conference Strand: College & Career Readiness

Mars Rover, 1-2016

CharacterPlus National Conference

July 27-28, 2016

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 29

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CharacterPlus National Conference in Two Weeks

keenoy & cupThe CharacterPlus National Conference offers two preconference workshop opportunities on June 16.  One is Character Education and the Common Core Standards; this session includes both rationale and strategies for integrating the CharacterPlus Way with the implementation of the Missouri Learning Standards (Common Core). Participants will explore specific ways that such character virtues as autonomy, influence, belongingness and competence can be infused into real world academic projects, discussions and active classroom learning.

Lead by facilitator Jan Keenoy (pictured), participants will use collaborative learning strategies to explore exactly how the Missouri Learning Standards (Common Core) in ELA and math can link directly to CharacterPlus virtues such as diligence, judgment, honesty and tact. In essence, CharacterPlus and the Missouri Learning Standards can be implemented successfully in tandem.

Experienced educators will share how they have successfully integrated character education into Common Core State Standards.

Resources from Paul Tough (How Children Succeed), University of Chicago (Research on the importance of Non-Cognitive Attributes in Student Achievement), the Noyce Foundation (Magic Bullets that Lead to Student Success) and Harvard University (The Mindful Classroom, Project Zero, Making Thinking Visible) will be cited as we link the similarities between character education and MLS shifts. Jan will also offer ways that character education can be infused into district curriculum documents in ways that capitalize on student values and beliefs  in an effort to motivate the student to rewrite his or her personal identity narrative both in character and academics.

Registration is now open.

Registration Open for CharacterPlus Preconference Workshops

The CharacterPlus National Conference preconference workshops take place June 16, 2014. The conference offers two, full-day workshops.

precons c+CharacterPlus Bullying Prevention
CharacterPlus Bullying Prevention is a whole-school, whole-child approach based on years of experience in positive school climate and the research of Stan Davis and Charisse Nixon. This workshop explores strategies and skills that develop a culture of allies among students. Davis provides a rubric-based system we will share to respond to harmful peer actions consistently. Examples from area schools will guide participants in developing their own action plan.

Character Education and the Common Core Standards
Experienced educators will share how they have successfully integrated character education into Common Core State Standards. Learn how to adapt best practices and align them to meet your needs. Walk away with lesson plans in English Language Arts, Literacy and Math that will better prepare students for success in school and beyond.

Pre-Conference Fees June 16 [fee includes one meal and free parking]

CharacterPlus Bully Prevention
member $149, non-member $169

Character Education & the Common Core State Standards
member $149, non-member $169

Character Education Gets a Jolt!

Registration is now open for the 20th CHARACTERplus National Conference, taking place this summer! Learn more about Academic Success through Character Education at the St. Charles Convention Center June 16-18. Early Bird Registration runs until February 28! If you are interested in presenting at the conference, CHARACTERplus is taking submissions until February 4.

CHARACTERplus National Conference 2013
participants from last year’s preconference session on Bullying Prevention

The CHARACTERplus National Conference is a program of EducationPlus.