2019-2020 Character Education Learning Community - LACCS

Leadership Advancing Character and Culture in Schools sponsored by WCEP and Alverno College

The 2019-2020 LACCS learning community is now full. Sign up to receive updates and invites to future professional development opportunities including the LACCS 20-21 character education learning community.

If you would like to discuss on-site professional development opportunities for 2019-2020 school year, or for more information, contact Julie Borgealt, julie.borgealt@alverno.edu or 414-382-6435.

LACCS 2019-2020 Schedule and Information

Sessions combine guest speakers, workshops, best practices and experiences with ongoing reflection (both individual and with the whole group). There will also be dedicated time and coaching for your school to develop or refine a character education plan.

2019-2020 LACCS Session dates and tentative topics:

Sept. 12, 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Orientation - Introduction to character education
Sept. 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - The Mindsets of Courageous Leaders, Jeff Waller
Nov. 7,  4:30 - 7:30 pm - Culture & Climate - Tawnya Ganfield
Dec. 5, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Site visit to State Schools of Character & 11 Principles of Character Education Framework
Jan. 9,  4:30 - 7:30 pm - Service Learning - Going beyond civic projects, Mary Gentile
Feb. 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Restorative Practices, Andrew deLutio
Mar. 5,  4:30 - 7:30 pm Character Education Planning
Apr. 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Culturally Responsive Schools, Sharroky Hollie
May 7,  4:30 - 7:30 pm Graduation
June 17, 8 am - 4 pm Character Education Conference - (included at no charge for all LACCS participants)

On-site consultations will be conducted by the LACCS Leaders. Consultations to occur 1-2 times during school year. Possible visit months are: January, February, and March 2020.

Program Leaders:  Nancy Athanasiou, Ed.D.; Julie Borgealt, MSRonett Jacobs M.Ed.; Amy Karsten, M.EdMargaret Tackes, Ed.D.

To apply, complete the online application.

School leaders and teams of 2-6 members are encouraged to apply. Teams must include a school leader (superintendent, principal, assistant principal or deal).

For more information, contact Julie Borgealt at: julie.borgealt@alverno.edu or 414-382-6435.

Guest speakers are chosen based on feedback from participants and projected needs of each learning community. Session have ncluded national speakers on leadership, moral and performance character development, relationships, restorative practices, mindfulness, trauma-informed practices, service learning, culturally responsive practices, and other social emotional learning topics.