Presentations, Workshops and courses

 

We look forward to the opportunity to support your educational needs through presentations, workshops and courses of study.

 

While the content is negotiable, we provide the following templates:

 

Presentations

 

A presentation is a thirty to sixty-minute introduction used primarily for keynote addresses and presentations at meetings.

 

1. The presentation gives an overview of Ethics or Character: What the word means, why ethics are needed and how ethical behavior is acquired or not acquired. Where appropriate, slides showing examples from schools and classrooms where ethics are taught may be included upon request. Some of the time may be used for questions from the audience. (30-60 minutes) For Contract, click here.

 

Introductory Workshops

 

2. An Introduction to Character Development

This workshop is used to define terms, apply them to real life situations, and measure them through self-assessment. Each participant will make a plan for implementation and assessment in the area of ethical integrity. (2 hours) For Contract, click here.

 

3. An Introduction to Character Development

In this workshop participants define terms, find ways to measure them, and begin to look at strategies for increasing ethical integrity. Methods of learning and teaching ethics are introduced. (3 hours) For Contract click here

 

Workshops in the LC5 Model

 

4. Ethical Educator

 

Moral Leadership is fundamental and absolutely necessary to education. Educators must model the ethical integrity they wish to develop in students. There are ethical guidelines developed into a Code of Ethics for Educators. Each participant receives a copy. Case studies are used to describe the ethical problems teachers and administrators face. These cases are studied and discussed in light of the Code of Ethics. Dealing with unethical behavior in peers, colleagues and supervisors is included in this 3-part workshop. (9 hours) For Contract, click here

 

5. Starting the Year with an Ethical Classroom

 

This workshop gives teachers an opportunity to start the school year by setting up an environment that fosters ethical integrity. Space, schedule, and first day activities are described. Each teacher designs a campaign for ethical integrity that includes classroom arrangement and plans that foster an ethical climate. (4 hours) For Contract, click here

 

6. Building the Group/Classroom into an Ethical Community

 

This workshop focuses on community-building activities designed for the purpose of fostering ethical integrity through a systems approach. It includes planning, goal setting, and group governance. Many activities are demonstrated and role-played. This workshop teaches the skills needed in a democratic society as described in Civics Education. For Contract, click here

(2 part, 5 hours)

 

7. Developing Ethical Behavior in the Challenging Student

 

This workshop provides strategies for combining ethics education with behavior management. The premise is that misbehavior is in some way related to moral deficiency (either in an individual or the system), and there need to be corrective measures. Participants will examine case studies, including those from their own personal experiences, identify moral deficiencies and how they might be corrected. Anti-bullying and violent behavior are included. This workshop may be used in schools, correctional facilities, disciplinary programs or by teachers of students with behavioral disorders and emotional handicaps. (3 parts, 9 hours) See Discipline and the Adjustment Counselor. For more information about Ethics Education in Prison. For Contract, click here

 

8. Anger Management

 

In this workshop anger management is treated as an ethical challenge. Strategies for self-control, self-calming, legitimate expression of anger, and problem solving are taught, role-played and practiced. It is referred to as the C2E2 model: control, calm, express, energize. This workshop is useful for guidance counselors, disciplinarians, correctional facilities, and teachers of students with behavioral disorders and emotional handicaps. (6 hours) See Discipline and the Adjustment Counselor. See Prison. For Contract, click here.

 

9. Problem Solving and Planning

 

Ethical issues can be solved through good decision-making using problem solving and planning. Games such as “Choices” are used for studying ethical dilemmas and finding appropriate solutions. This workshop is especially helpful for disciplinarians, adjustment counselors, those in corrections facilities, and teachers dealing with students with emotional/behavioral handicaps. (5 hours) See Problem Solving. See Planning. For Contract, click here

 

10. Ethics through Curriculum and the Content Area

 

This workshop provides a wide variety of strategies for integrating ethics education into curriculum: Social studies, science, math, technology, languages, physical education, health, art, music and industrial technology are content areas where ethical issues need to be addressed. This workshop helps teachers re-frame what they are already teaching, so as to include ethical issues. (1 hour per subject) To see an outline of a workshop in Science, click here. For Contract, click here

 

 11. Story-based approach to Ethics using Literature

 

Teachers learn both philosophy and techniques for using a literacy-based approach to ethics. Poems, books, movies, drama, oral story telling, songs, art, creative writing, and many different forms of the language arts are covered in this workshop. Each teacher receives a monograph, “Story-based Approach to Ethics.” (5 hours, 3 parts) For Contract, click here

 

12. Plans and Projects to Support Ethical Integrity

 

This workshop includes practical plans, projects and activities to be used to promote community service learning. The premise is that people who do kind things for others tend to become kinder themselves. The theory behind community service learning as a valid form of education is described. Projects done in various schools are described, and resources provided. (3 hours) For Contract, click here

 

Advanced Workshops

 

13. School as an Ethical Community; Community-wide Character Development

 

Many states like New Hampshire require that each school have a plan for character education. This workshop facilitates school-wide planning for a comprehensive character-building school. It includes exercises in policy-making and implementation as well as assessment. Participants attend in teams of teachers, administrators, parents and students. Each team makes a plan to take back to the school. Where community members are involved, they are added to the team and a community-wide initiative is planned. See School-wide. For Contract, click here

 

14. Accreditation of Comprehensive Character-building Classrooms

 

In this workshop the accreditation process is described and participants are helped to begin the process of seeking accreditation. An overview of assessment is included. (3 hours). See Assessment. For Contract, click here

 

Specialized Workshops

 

15. Teacher Education

 

This workshop is designed for faculty in higher education, specifically faculty teaching in the Education Department, and for students in teacher education programs. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce ethical education by defining terms, describing the LC5 model, and describing the importance of including ethics in teacher education. State standards are discussed. Methods of including ethics education in Education classes are included. (3 hours) For Contract click here

 

16. Comprehensive Character-Building College

 

This presentation is designed for administrators, faculty and staff at the college and university level. It describes the need for moral guidance of college students, and how all areas of campus life can foster ethical integrity. The LC5 model is applied to the college campus. Methods of self-study and assessment are included. (2.5 hours) For Contract click here

 

17. Ethics in the Workplace

 

This presentation examines ethical issues in various careers: business, law, medicine, journalism, government, and clergy, etc. It is the ethics component of School-to-Career issues. Codes of ethics are examined. Case studies are discussed. (2 hours per career) See Workplace. For Contract, click here

 

18. Ethics and the Judeo/Christian Traditions

 

This presentation looks at universal moral law as it is found in the Bible. The means of achieving a virtuous life through Judaism, Christianity, and other world religions is examined. The teaching of virtues in faith-based settings is described and role-played. This workshop is especially helpful for clergy, Sunday School teachers, Youth workers and anyone involved in religious education. (1-5 hours) See Faith-based initiatives. For contract click here

 

19. Teaching to Make a Difference

 

Teachers do make a difference. This is a motivational workshop designed to give teachers a sense of empowerment, and to help them grasp the significance of their role in the lives of students. Relationships and inventive use of the curriculum are means for making a difference in the lives of students. Humorous “war stories” are shared. Video clips, information about multiple intelligences, and “learning tricks” are demonstrated with accompanying transparencies. Examples of student work are shown, especially in the area of social justice, tolerance and compassion. The emphasis in this workshop is on secondary teachers. It is team taught by two exemplary high school teachers. (5 hours) For Contract click here

 

 

COURSES

20. Ethics in Prison

 

This is a course in the basics of ethics as related to inmates and staff. It examines the need for ethical behavior and various ethical issues faced in this setting. Inmates and officers take the same course separately. (3 hours each) For Contract click here

 

21. Anger Management (see #8). This may be taught as a course. For Contract, click here

 

22. Ethics 101 and 102

 

These courses are for high school and college students. Ethical issues such as academic honesty, equality, discrimination and harassment are examined. Students complete a workbook in consultation with a facilitator. There are many small group exercises as well. For Contract, click here

 

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