21ST CENTURY CHARACTER EDUCATION
This online course is designed to guide teachers through the six pillars of character education - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Teachers will explore how to incorporate each of the six pillars into their daily lessons so that students are better able to make the right choices when confronted with problem situations. Throughout the course, teachers will learn specific strategies for incorporating the six pillars into their daily lessons through the use of scenarios, classroom activities, service learning projects, and literature. Teachers will learn about the relationship between character education and bullying, and how behaviors can be managed through the use of good character and strong, positive, inclusive classroom practices. Finally, teachers will learn how to use restorative justice to put the onus of good character back on their students through the use of conflict resolution and peer mediation.
Course notes: You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course. Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term. Once your registration has been processed by Ashland University, you will receive an email confirmation and course access instructions from PDI within 24 business hours.
- Location of Meeting:online, self-paced format