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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Participants can choose up to three breakout sessions from offerings featuring national and local experts on character education.  Below is the list of titles and times for each offering, click for detailed descriptions.

Session 1, 10:15-11:30am                                                 
  • Changing Lives Through the Power of Learning
    Johnna Noll, Norris School District
  • Mindset Matters: Let's Grow Together
    Barbara Gruener, Friendswood I.S.D
  • Creating a Culture for the Formative Five
    Thomas Hoerr, PhD, New City School
  • Stirring Student Passion through Social Justice and Service Learning
    Elizabeth Buck, Golda Meir High School
  • It Starts With Us - Got Character?
    Mark Cywinski, Brown Deer Middle High School
  • Using Play to Build Character
    Deborah Lukovich, Playworks
  • Promising Practice Showcase
    Pamela Woodard, WCEP
  • Ethics in Grading Practices
    Craig Carriere & Gereon Methner, Gibraltar Area Schools
 Session 2, 1:15-2:30pm                                                          
  • Mindfulness in the Classroom
    Mauria Turkowski, West Milwaukee Intermediate School
  • Effective Support of Students with Mental Health Issues
    Michael R. Weber, PhD, Port Washington-Saukville School District            
  • Kindness is Contagious
    Marybeth Zuhlke, Kenosha Unified Schools            
  • R & R (Respect and Responsibility)
    Terry Rahn & Valerie Hess, Virtues Village            
  • What Sets a Good School Apart from a Great School
    Sheril Morgan & NSOC winners, Character.org
  • When Decision-Making Fails: How to Move Students Toward Resiliency
    Amanda Seppanen, Sustainable Formations
  • Character Based Discipline
    Rick Cleary, River Falls Public Schools
  • Integrating Social Emotional Learning Competencies within your School's Health Ed Program
    Patricia Stewart, The Children's Health Market, The Great Body Shop
  Session 3, 2:45-4:00pm                                                                                
  • Creative, Engaging, and Meaningful Character Education, K4 – Grade 12
    Sharon Koenigs, Brookfield Academy
  • "My Choice" Empowering Resiliency in Youth
    Patty Zemke, Wausau School District
  • Character Education Starts With You
    Robert Beezat, Robert A. Beezat, Inc.
  • Mindset Matters: Let's Grow Together
    Barbara Gruener, Friendswood I.S.D
  • Diversity, Character, Anti Bullying
    Santo Carfora, S & J Consulting, LLC        
  • Tips for Applying for Wisconsin State School of Character Designation
    Elaine Gehring, WCEP
  • "What Makes Bella Special?"
    Karen Franco, Kenosha Unified School District   

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