9th Annual Statewide Conference: May 20, 2016
Embracing ALL Students Academically, Socially, and Emotionally
Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:30am -2:45pm
at Rider University
Building character in students works! Research as well as our visits to New Jersey Schools of Character show that students of ALL Levels – from elementary to high school, from “at risk” to gifted, from new immigrants to Advanced Placement scholars – thrive best in safe, harmonious schools that have quality character education programs. The focus of this year’s conference provided attendees with strategies that will help them to touch the lives of ALL students so they prosper academically, emotionally, and socially. Attendees joined us for an exciting conference and went home with a host of successful strategies that they can replicate in their own schools to address the specific needs of their students. Attendees got ideas to address the character development of a broad array of students as they learn to help them form positive relationships with people from similar and different backgrounds.
Workshops included creative approaches to working with:
- Students from general and special education at ALL levels – elementary, middle and high
- Students from all racial and ethnic groups, including those who are immigrants
- Students who are gifted and/or talented
- Students with behavioral challenges
- Students attending alternative education programs
- Students who are living in poverty
- Students with diverse issues related to sexual or gender orientation
A keynote panel of experts/practitioners representing these various groups of students shared their thoughts on how character education has helped each group succeed in academics and social-emotional learning. A series of breakout presentations further explored how work on character education, school culture and climate, and social-emotional learning has helped to transform schools into State and National Schools of Character.
2016 NJ Schools of Character Recognition Ceremony took place at the conference.
New Jersey Alliance for
Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD)
c/o EIRC, South Jersey Technology Park, 107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200
Mullica Hill, New Jersey 08062-4466
For more information, call NJASECD at EIRC – (856) 582-7000 X156
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