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2019 Character Education Conference Wisconsin

2019 Character Education Conference Pre-conference workshops


Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education Institute Workshop

June 19, 2019 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11 Principles Training June 2019’s Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education training is customized to help school teams learn how to move the character education initiative forward in their schools and identify major areas for planning. The program's principles create a framework that incorporates all aspects of school programming with a focus on embedding character education throughout the curriculum and culture of the school.  This training encourages  teams to reflect on the needs of their individual schools as they relate to the Eleven Principles Framework.  It is beneficial for schools that are just getting started as well as for schools that are looking to enhance existing programs.  Optimal growth and planning result when school teams, including the building principal, work together throughout the day.  School teams often include the character education committee and/or teacher-leaders from across grade levels and curricular areas.  This training will provide a solid foundation for your conference experience.

Elaine Gehring is a certified trainer for the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership and coordinator for the State Schools of Character Program.  Elaine has worked in the field of education for over 40 years as a teacher, program coordinator, mentor, building administrator and national presenter.

Fees: Individual - $295 | Groups of 3 or more - $225 | Student - $69 

Houston Kraft's session is sold out.CharacterStrong: How We Spark Award-Winning Culture - 

This session is now full. To be added to our wait list, please email

June 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Houston KraftIn 2017, Enterprise Middle School went all in on CharacterStrong. In 2018, they won the Washington State ASCD Whole Child Award. They saw huge culture shift and positive increases in their ABC data. How do we replicate their success? From his experience working, in person, at over 600 schools, Houston Kraft will share the high-leverage tools, strategies, and activities that have helped build more empathy, engagement, and compassion at campuses globally. In this resource-PACKED session, learn how you can get students AND staff to focus on relationships, systematically build character and SEL skills, and develop your own award-winning culture. You will walk away with tons of follow up materials that keep the message alive and sustainable!

Houston is a speaker, curriculum developer, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong - curricula and trainings that transform the way schools teach the Whole Child through an intentional focus on social-emotional skills, character education, and equipping educators with practical tools to create a compassionate culture on their campus daily. In 2018, he created - a community of people dedicated to practicing Love in the world through monthly practices and conversations. He recently found out he now likes black licorice and was once invited to play on the JV National Lasertag Team.

Pre-conference registration fee with 1-day conference: SOLD OUT. Please contact to be added to our waitlist.
Reduced fee through May 31, 2019 - $65 (after May 31 - $79)
Pre-conference alone:
Reduced fee through May 31, 2019 - $95 (after May 31 - $119)

Register today for the 15th Annual Character Education Conference.