The CharacterStrong Culture Training: 

Increasing Belonging, Well-Being and Engagement in Classrooms and on Campus

An interactive, 1-day training focusing on a research-backed framework that equips educators with easy-to-use tools for supporting student & school success.

A momentary celebration with a presenter and two educators at CharacterStrong's January 2019 Educator Training

The Challenge

Over 80% of educators report the pandemic has increased student social, emotional, and behavioral challenges (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2022), and they have taken on much of the stress of their students’ increased needs (RAND, 2022). Educators need simple strategies to improve student engagement and increase well-being overall.

How We Can Help

We offer educators low-burden, high-impact strategies to increase well-being, belonging, and engagement in all areas of a classroom and school community by introducing a consistent structure for learning that promotes powerful relationship-building while also helping students find value in their learning.

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  • Practical Problem Solving: Identify easy-to-implement solutions for challenges impacting your school community using low-burden, high-impact practices.
  • Research-Backed Classroom Engagement: Learn our signature S.E.R.V.E. model to create consistent structures and practices that improve student engagement and increase time learning. Through SERVE, build and maintain strong student-to-student and student-to-educator relationships while connecting students to a purpose for learning.
  • Usable Tools & Strategies: Walk away with tools that you can use in your schools and classrooms the next day, including slide decks, easy-to-implement practices, and reflections about pedagogy to boost well-being, belonging, and engagement.
  • Cross-Campus Collaboration: Collaborate with educators from different districts, schools, and educational spaces to refine practices, structures, and routines. Learning from and with each other, discuss ways to improve support of students, their families, and your community.
  • Meaningful & Inspirational Content: We know that this work is incredibly important, but we also know it’s hard. Walk away with stories, perspectives, and ideas that reconnect you to your purpose and reenergize you for the future.

Tuesday, Feb. 21st - Plano, TX

Plano Event Center

Thursday, Feb. 23rd - Houston, TX

Space Center Houston

Friday, Feb. 24th - Austin, TX

TCEA Conference Center

Tuesday, Mar. 14th - Dublin, CA

Shannon Community Center

Thursday, Mar. 16th - Anaheim, CA

The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course

Objectives

Using CharacterStrong’s research-based SERVE Model…

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  • Collaborate with other educators to identify, discuss, and solve real problems happening in your learning environment
  • Refine classroom structures that provide students with intellectual safety and sense of belonging
  • Practice relationship-building strategies that establish, maintain, and restore empathy, trust, and compassion among a community of learners
  • Design lessons that connect students to a great purpose for learning to increase engagement
  • Cultivate practical and powerful skills to respond to student behaviors
  • Refine procedures for reflection and feedback that increase academic performance

What's My
Investment?

Regional Training pricing graphic $399 per participant, early bird pricing $349 if you register 2 weeks prior to the conference Regional Training pricing graphic $399 per participant, early bird pricing $349 if you register 2 weeks prior to the conference

Logistics

Some Wonderful Educators at CharacterStrong's In-Person National Conference 2018

Who?

School and District Leaders, Classroom Teachers, School Counselors, School Support staff…all are welcome.

A Small Group Activity at CharacterStrong's In-Person National Conference 2018

Schedule:

8:00am - Welcome & community connections
9:00am - Start: Practices for beginning the class
9:30am - Engage: Strategies for building relationships
10:30am - Respond: Proactive & reactive tools for student behavior
11:30am - Lunch
12:30am - Value: Connecting content to a purpose for learning
2:30am - Exit: Gathering feedback and promoting reflection
3:30am - Apply, strategize, and close
A Small Group Activity at CharacterStrong's In-Person National Conference 2018
A Large Group Activity at CharacterStrong's In-Person National Conference 2018

When & Where?

Feb. 21st:
Plano, TX - Plano Event Center
Feb. 23rd:
Houston, TX - Space Center Houston
Feb. 24th:
Austin, TX - TCEA Conference Center
Mar. 14th:
Dublin, CA - Shannon Community Center
Mar. 16th:
Anaheim, CA - Anaheim Hills Golf Course