At the scheduled times - Second Sundays
7:15 pm Sunday U.S. 8:15 am Monday Hong Kong Time
Arts Integration / Interdisciplinary, Character Education & Invitational Education Webinars
These 'Webinars' are designed
to support and encourage collaboration at several sites in the U.S., Hong Kong, and in Mainland China as teams of 'teacher
Leaders' work together on arts integration, interdisciplinary learning, character development, & Invitational Education.
The content will be determined by the participants, with each session providing time for
discussion of a short focus topic, site reports for collaboration, and identification of follow-up resources.
to the key sessions, listed below, special sessions on 'off' weeks will be planned for individual school sites depending
on the pace set at each school.
Tentative Schedule of first few 'Focus Topics' -
January 8/9 - Arts Integration & Invitational Education
February 12/13 - Interdisciplinary Learning & Invitational Education
March 11/12 - Character Development & Invitational Education
April 8/9 - School Transformation / Invitational Education & Teacher Leadership
Character Education Partnership Webinars
29 & April 12, 2012
Webinar 6 March 29, 2012 Richard Benjamin, Ph.D, Senior Training Consultant and School Transformation
Specialist; Thomas Panter, Middle School Social Studies teacher
Using Character Development to Foster Academics
This webinar’s focus is on the delivery of challenging academic curriculum where the explicit teaching of character
strengthens academic learning and character development. Specific attention is given to strategies leading to high levels
of student engagement and techniques for community buy-in. Examples from exemplary schools including NSOC elementary, middle,
and high schools are utilized, with specific illustration of certain academic standards, generally considered to be very important
and somewhat difficult to teach.
Webinar 7 April 12, 2012
Richard Benjamin, Ph.D, CEP Senior Training Consultant and School Transformation Specialist; Thomas Panter, Middle School
Social Studies teacher
Using Character in the Curriculum to Build Meaningful Academics and Social Skills
Focus is on the benefits of challenging academic curriculum and the inextricable relationship with character development.
Here social-emotional learning skills manifested through responsible decision-making, social awareness and more, plays a supportive,
but inseparable role with academic standards and goals. Illustrations of exemplary strategies for satisfying standards will
bridge to the development of 21st Century and employability skills. This process is illustrated at the elementary, middle,
and high schools. Explicit attention is given to the transition from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation, and the academic and
character development benefits of high-levels of academic service learning.
Schedule of all CEP Webinars
Descriptions of all CEP Webinars