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    September 27-28, 2017
    September 29 : Post Conference Event
    (Restorative Practices, Trauma Primer, Applying for SSOC)
    Hotel Room Rate: $94
    Reservations MUST be received by 9.13.17 to receive the discounted rate.
    Reservations should be made under the Character in Action conference name to receive the special rate. 

    CharacterPlus invites you and your colleagues to engage in a new type of conference format. During this 3-day conference, you will be inspired and motivated by the nation’s leaders in Transforming Cultures; you will learn best practices from the region’s leading practitioners; and you will experience these best practices first hand as you visit National Schools of Character. You will be immersed in some of the most impactful days of experiential learning ever! Bring a team with you as you listen, learn and experience leading schools journeys to excellence.

    You will have the opportunity to hear from both national and regional experts who have championed this culture transforming process. You will select from different topics including Restorative Practices, Trauma Informed Education, Socio-Emotional Learning, Student Leadership, Student Summits, as well as Bully Prevention, Climate Assessment and Service Learning. You will engage in some of the Best Practices of character education and during your school visits you will see these principles in action. You will have a chance to interact with students and staff and ask them first hand questions about their journeys to become a National School of Character.
    You will come away from this unconference conference experience with multiple ideas for immediate implementation into your school or classroom as you begin or continue your journey to transformational excellence.

    Keynote Speaker 
     Hal Urban Teacher, author, speaker and long-time friend of Character Plus Hal Urban will be presenting the Keynote address on Wednesday, September 27. Hal is an internationally renown speaker on positive character traits and their relationship to quality of life. He is the author of six books and both a Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement award winner and University of San Francisco Edward J. Griffin Education Alumni award winner. He has travelled thousands of miles presenting in forty-three states and eight foreign countries.  
     Special Lunchtime Keynote
    Dr. Marvin Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education, Co-director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri - St. Louis and the University of Missouri President's Thomas Jefferson Professor. Since 1999, he has directed the Leadership Academy in Character Education in St. Louis. He has served as a visiting scholar in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Spain and Thailand.  Marvin Berkowitz  

    Schedule of Events - 
    Wednesday, September 27
    8:00 - 8:30 a.m  Registration, Check-in & Continental Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Welcome & Keynote
    9:35 - 10:35 a.m.  Best Practice Session 1
    10:40 - 11:40 a.m.  Best Practice Session 2
    11:45 - 12:50 p.m.  Lunch: Keynote: Dr. Marvin Berkowitz
    12:55 - 1:55 p.m.  Best Practice Session 3
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Best Practice Session 4
    3:00 - 3:10 p.m.  Snack break
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m.  Best Practice Session 5
    4:15 - 5:30 p.m.  Character Collaboration Reception (Twisted Tree Restaurant. Appetizers provided)
    7:15 p.m. 
    First Pitch 
     Optional Cardinals vs. Cubs game*
     Additional Cost/ only 100 tickets available/
     Transportation is NOT provided 
    Thursday, September 28 
    School Visits
     Busses will depart from hotel.
    *Times are subject to change based
    on school location. You will receive
    your school tour assignments and
    time schedule at Registration. 
    8:00 - 11:00 a.m.  School Visit 1
    11:15 - 12:15 p.m.  Return for lunch
    12:30 - 3:00 p.m.  School Visit 2
    Friday, September 29 
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    POST Conference- Restorative Practices Primer; Trauma Sensitive Primer or SSOC Workshop 
    Registration Fees 
    Two-day Registration    $300 CharacterPlus members
       $375 Standard Price
    Two-day Registration &
    Friday Post-Conference 
     $325 CharacterPlus members 
       $405 Standard Price
    Friday Post-Conference Day ONLY  $50 CharacterPlus members
       $65 Standard Price