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Title: Welcome to Project CHARACTER*


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  • Welcome to Project CHARACTER

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  • Please turn off your cell phones.

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  • Created by
  • Jim Carroll
  • Joe Montecalvo

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  • Project CHARACTER
  • Developed by James J. Carroll, Ph.D., it was
    created as a result of a grant that was awarded
    by the U. S. Department of Educations Character
    Education Program in July, 2008 to the Yonkers
    Public Schools

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  • Jim and Joe also lead
  • Adapting Project LEGAL (since 1976 implemented
    in 34 states) for YPS (20072009)
  • Project CRITICALGifted Ed. project for Region
    10 since 1996 3M grant 2004--2009

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  • Project CHARACTER
  • Co-Directors
  • Howard Krieger
  • Jim Carroll, Ph.D.

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Year 1 Target Schools
  • Emerson Middle School
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Montesorri 27
  • School 21

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Year 2 Target Schools
  • Khalil Gibran School
  • Roosevelt High School

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Year 3 Target Schools
  • School 16
  • School 17
  • Montessori 31
  • de Hostos
  • DiChiaro

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  • Our Philosophy Is Illustrated in this Peanuts
    Cartoon

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  • Workshop Objectives
  • Overview of Project CHARACTER
  • Clarify the Role of the Leadership Teams
  • Demonstrate the CHARACTER Education Public Policy
    Analyst (CEPPA)
  • Develop Initial Plans for School Implementation

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  • Overview of
  • Project CHARACTER

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  • CHARACTER
  • Citizenship and High Academic standards,
    Reinforcing the
  • Aspen Character Traits, and Ethical Reasoning

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  • CITIZENSHIP
  • The Character Education Public Policy Analyst
  • Define (1) schoolwide, (2) classroom (3)
    curriculum social problems develop new public
    policy solutions

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  • High Academic standards
  • CEPPA PPA character ed will promote academic
    improvement.

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  • Reinforcing the ASPEN Character Traits
  • respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring
  • justice fairness
  • civic virtue citizenship

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  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Using analysis and technology to solve our
    schools problems and create a caring environment

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  • Goals of
  • Project CHARACTER
  • Caring Schools
  • Improved Academic Performance

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  • The four CRITICAL objectives of Project
    CHARACTER may be summarized as
  • (1) Curriculum Restructuring to focus on the Six
    Pillars of Characterrespect, responsibility,
    trustworthiness, caring, justice and fairness,
    and civic virtue and citizenshipin all content
    courses and on school-wide social problems,

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  • The four CRITICAL objectives of Project CHARACTER
    may be summarized as
  • (2) Implementation and Training among five new
    target schools each year summer workshop,
    Saturday afterschool workshops

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  • August Workshop
  • Lincoln High School
  • August 16, 17, 18
  • 900 a.m. 300 p.m.
  • Other afterschool workshops during the school
    year

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  • The four CRITICAL objectives of Project CHARACTER
    may be summarized as
  • (3) Integrating Computer ApplicationsThe
    Character Education Public Policy Analyst (CEPPA)
    and The Public Policy Analyst (PPA), all of which
    develops

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  • The four CRITICAL objectives of Project CHARACTER
    may be summarized as
  • (4) Learning standards in both character and
    academic achievement related to the new NY
    content standards.

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  • The key to our
  • success is
  • The School
  • Leadership Teams

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School Leadership Teams (LT)
  • Building Principal
  • Five Highly Respected Teachers
  • A Concerned Parent

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  • LT Members will lead their school committees in
    using the CEPPA

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  • LT Members role is described in the CHARACTER
    Handbook

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The CEPPA addresses these school social problems
  • (a) discipline problems
  • (b) students grades
  • (c) participation in extracurricular activities
  • (d) parental and community involvement
  • (e) faculty and administration involvement
  • (f) student and staff morale

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If we all work together as a team
  • then CHARACTER will achieve its goals and
    objectives in our five target schools

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In Closing
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  • Remember
  • Keep Your Deck Chairs Facing Forward!!!
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