Pre-conference Workshops
Tuesday, July 26 
EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, Missouri

Lunch is provided for those attending two 3 hour workshops or one 6 hour workshop.

​Full Day (6 hour) Workshops
​P01: Fostering Student Motivation (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Vivan Delia, Director of Florida Intentional Character Partnership (FICP), K-12

Learn best practices in promoting a movement towards student self-motivation. Strategies to be reviewed include eliminating external rewards, teaching routines, rituals and procedures, the ABC's of good character, building positive relationships, creating relevant lesson plans, student self-evaluation and teach less, but teach deeply. Participants will have the opportunity to take a survey on where they think they are in regards to intrinsic motivation and to select one or two practices to implement to enhance this movement.

P05: Digital Citizenship: It's Common Sense (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Tami Bopp, Director of CharacterPlus Programs and Stephanie Madlinger, Director of Educational Innovation/METC, EducationPlus; K-12

Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Are your students aware of how their online actions affect themselves and others? We teach our children how to be good citizens and safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use? As educators, we must prepare students to live in a world without physical boundaries and help them learn how to work collaboratively with others, virtually or otherwise. During this workshop, we will explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Wellness and Security, based on Mike Ribble's book, Digital Citizenship in Schools.  This workshop includes the book, activities from Common Sense Media, and lessons based on the ISTE Standards. Come with your laptops and mobile devices, so we can practice safe, ethical behaviors together. Leave with ideas for Respecting, Educating, and Protecting yourself and others.

Half Day (3 hour) Workshops

P02: Broadcasting Character through Ownership & Pride (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Amanda Ehll, Elementary Library Media Specialist, Cold Water Elementary, K-12

Learn how to build character and a positive school climate by using a student centered broadcast. Participants will get hands-on experience with recording apps (iMovie, TouchCast, etc), green screen, software for broadcast features (i.e. forecast template) and how to share the video. Learn what benefits a school could see using student centered broadcasts, how to create a quick script, and tips for a successful broadcast.

P03: Emotion Coaching: Teaching Emotional Intelligence & Moral Behaviors (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Michael Hylen, Associate Professor, Asbury University, K-12
This workshop will focus on the benefits of a coaching approach that helps students build positive social skills and mature emotionally. Relationship building skills and the benefits of such an approach are emphasized. Educators will see the benefit of empathy and building trusted relationships in teaching moral behaviors and positive social skills.

P04: Activities You Can Use to Build Respect & Unity (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Ted Wohlfarth, Executive Director, ENTEAM, K-12

This workshop will include hands-on activities that have been proven successful in uniting students from diverse backgrounds and socio-economic classes. The foundation for these activities is in cooperative learning, game theory and character education. These can be done in class and between classrooms to build respect and unity among diverse students and will nurture higher-order thinking and foster friendships. Each participant will receive a workbook with instructions for using the activities.


CharacterPlus is located on the EducationPlus Campus
1460 Craig Road St. Louis Missouri 63146 | 314.692-1276 | map directions



Pre-Conference Workshop Pricing

Half Day (3 hour) Workshops
$75 (CharacterPlus member)
$85 (regular)

Full Day (6 hour) Workshop
$150 (CharacterPlus member)

$170 (regular)


Lunch is included for those that attend the full day workshop or two half day workshops.

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