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Training Program for Teachers about Character Education

Training Program for Teachers about Character Education

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  • Character Education & Internship Program
  • UPF Character Education Initiative
    • Promotes a comprehensive approach to character education
    • Focuses on universal values and core ethical principles common to all cultures
    • Advocates the family is the first school of love
    • Advocates the school has an active role to play in character formation
  • UPF Character Education Initiative
    • Based on the Four Spheres of Love in the Family
    • Developed through the Three Life Goals
    • Based on cultivating heart and character through developing one’s spirituality
    • Founded on altruism – “Living For The Sake” of others, and for a higher purpose
  • Four Spheres of Love
    • Child’s love for parents
    • Sibling’s love for brothers and sisters
    • Spouse’s love for husband or wife
    • Parent’s love for a child
  • Three Life Goals
    • Become a person of mature character
    • Develop healthy and loving relationships in and out of the family
    • Make a positive contribution to society
  • Discovering the Real Me Curriculum
    • Elementary Level - Based on Aesop’s fables and classic tales such as those of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm
    • Adolescent Level - Stories, real-life situations, and moral dilemmas
    • High School Level - Character-based sexuality education; relationship, communication, and leadership skills
  • UPF Character Education Internship Program
    • Interns went to 7 countries, including; Belize, Gambia, Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia), Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago in the summer of 2007, .
    June 29, 2007 Summer Intern Training at Kirkwood Camp in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Comments from Interns at the Training Workshop
    • “ I received a deeper understanding of what character education really is and what this initiative is hoping to accomplish. . .”
    • “ I think the most valuable lesson I received was that in order to be a character educator, I must be a person of good character. . .”
    • “ I feel 100 times more confident about going out to do my internship than before I came. . . I learned how to teach the curriculum, confidence in it, and the importance and necessity of what we are doing. . .”
  • Practicing Interactive Exercises
    • Interns from different colleges in the US perform skits using stories from the Discovering the Real Me curriculum at the training workshop in Pennsylvania.
  • UPF Character Education Initiative Africa
    • Mrs. Beverly Berndt, a teacher at the New Hope Academy in Maryland, and a group of college students teach character education and conducting service learning projects in Gambia, West Africa.
  • Educators’ Training Workshop
    • Teachers in Gambia review copies of the Discovering the Real Me curriculum during a teacher-training workshop.
  • UPF Character Education Initiative Philippines
    • Professor Alan Saunders gives a presentation to supervisors, principals and teachers at a 3-day character education and life skills workshop for educators from the Central Luzon region.
  • Educators’ Training Workshop
    • Teachers listen attentively to a session on character education at a 3-day educators’ training workshop in the Philippines in June, 2007
  • Educators’ Training Workshop
    • 111 educators attended a 2- Day Educators’ Training Workshop on Character Education in Tanay, Rizal.
    • The seminar, “Institutionalizing the Culture of Heart in the Family, School and Society,” was organized by UPF in cooperation with PTARP and the Department of Education-National Capital Region.
  • Group Discussion at the Workshop
    • Educators from the National Capitol Region discuss strategies for implementing the UPF character education initiative.
  • Group Discussion at the Workshop
    • Educators discuss ideas from the Discovering the Real Me curriculum as part of the 2- Day Educators’ Training Workshop on Character Education.
  • UPF Character Education Initiative Caribbean
    • Teachers and principals take part in an interactive exercise in St. Lucia.
    • This was part of a set of 1-day workshops that UPF and the Ministry of Education of St. Lucia conducted on a national level.
  • Educators’ Training St. Lucia
    • Teachers perform a skit from “The Frog Prince”, Discovering the Real Me curriculum during a 1-day workshop in St. Lucia.
  • Educators’ Training and Summer Camp St. Vincent
    • Twenty five educators attended a 3-day teacher training workshop in St. Vincent. The workshop was co-sponsored by the World Bank, the Curriculum Development Unit, HIV/AIDS Prevention Section of the Ministry of Education of
    • St. Vincent, and UPF.
  • UPF Character Education Initiative Oceania
    • Mrs. Poppy Richie dialogues with educators at the 3-day teacher training workshop in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
    • A 10-day summer camp for 150 students was also conducted in Pohnpei.
  • Summer Camp in Pohnpei
    • A group photo of teachers and students who attended the character education and life skills summer camp at the Pohnpei Island Central School in Kolonia
  • Making Goals for My Future
    • Students discuss different ideas using the UPF character education curriculum, Discovering the Real Me , during a 10-day character education and life-skills workshop at the Pohnpei Island Central School.
  • A Journey, Not a Destination
    • The UPF character education initiative focuses on teaching character education over the course of life.
    • As educators and parents, we are embarking on a journey with the youth and children in our schools, homes and communities.
    • The most important element of character education is to be a positive role model in the lives of these young people.