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The 13th Annual Northeastern United States Conference on Character Education will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Sage College Campus in Albany, NY
This years Conference Theme:
"The Transforming Power of Character Education:
Successful Strategies for Building Dynamic Classrooms, Nurturing School Climate and Infusing Common Core Standards with Academic Excellence"
Lee Hirsch, Director of “Bully”, to be featured at 13th Character Education Conference on October 25th as our keynote speaker. To find out more information about Lee Hirsch and BULLY, click this link.
The conference promises to be an exciting and very informative event. It will also feature workshops led by award winning New York State Schools of Character presenting their practical advice on infusing character into your classroom and other useful, hands on workshops focusing on topics including dropouts, school climate, academic performance and performance/ character issues. Once again Capital Region BOCES is partnering with The Academy in developing this cutting edge conference..
This is the My Learning Plan link to register for this important event! http://capregboces.org/InstructionalServices/workshops.cfm. Once on this calendar page, scroll down to October and click on “register online” for the October 25th Character Education Conference.
The keynote speaker, Lee Hirsch, will provide attendees with the unique opportunity of hearing and interacting with the Director of the acclaimed award winning documentary BULLY. He will be introduced by Kaitlin Monte, 2011 Miss New York State who will also be presenting a workshop about her Bullying Prevention foundation. There will also be over twenty Workshop Sessions to choose from, an elementary student character education chorus and informational exhibit and educational materials tables.
The conference is held each fall at The Sage College of Albany and attended by educators and community organization leaders from all regions of New York State and beyond. It has been a source of inspiration and renewal which provided specific lessons and materials that could be used immediately by educators, community activists, parents and students.
Since 2000, The Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges (Troy and Albany, NY) has organized the annual Northeastern United States Conference on Character Education. This interactive and informative program features nationally acclaimed speakers and workshops led by award winning New York State Schools of Character presenting advice and successful plans for infusing character into their classrooms and community. Hands on workshops, focusing on topics including bullying prevention, school climate, academic performance and performance/character issues, are central to this event. Student teams also play a role in the presentations.
[2011 Banquet picture 1][2011 Banquet picture 3]
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Whether you are an educator, community activist, parent or student, this is an important conference for everyone to attend. Please spread the word.
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For those attending from a distance, we have arranged for Hotel Accommodations: The official hotel for the conference is the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center. It is the closest hotel to the conference site and is located at 62 New Scotland Ave (Albany 12208). A special room rate of $99 has been arranged. In addition, our conference registrants receive FREE PARKING and a breakfast discount certificate. The hotel may be reached at (518) 694-3806. Ask for the SAGE ACADEMY room block. Online registrants may be made directly at this link!
Check back for more details as they are announced or you may call The Academy at (518)244-2336.
Thank you to all who participated in making our
12th Annual Conference for Character Education
[Dr. Walko receiving medal from Dionyssis Gangas]
Dr. Walko with Constantine Psimopoulos (left) and Dionyssis Gangas, Director of the International Olympic Academy (right)
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For additional information/ questions/updates/directions contact The Academy for Character Education at 518-244-2336; e-mail: email@example.com.