To involve the whole school in modeling, teaching, and reinforcing
good character, staff development is essential. The WiseSkills Training helps school
staff implement a comprehensive character education initiative by developing a common language and integrating
academic learning (knowledge) with character development (wisdom). While WiseSkills is easy for counselors and teachers to use, it is recommended that schools implementing the program
schoolwide train their staff with either a LIVE or video training. All of the WiseSkills Trainings can be used in conjunction with Character Counts! to teach the Six Pillars of Character.
There are five WiseSkillsTrainings available for schools:
5. Community Training Training for schools using parent volunteers to arrange regular service projects for classes and ongoing career speakers. (Watch excerpt from Community Training)
Each of these trainings include both a Leadership Training for the School Leadership Team, and a Staff Training
for all school staff. These interactive, hands-on workshops help
participants understand the importance of creating a schoolwide culture
of character and provides opportunities for staff to work together in
teams to plan specific ways to highlight healthy choices throughout the
school year. The Leadership Training helps the Leadership Team apply the critical Action Steps for sustaining and implementing the program, while the Staff Training equips all educators with practical classroom strategies for teaching
WiseSkills Training Participants Say:
"Great discussion opportunities. Great ability to integrate to K-12 topics."
"Well organized training. I look forward to using the WiseSkills material."
"This was great--I could see this training going on all day."
"The personal experiences that were shared were interesting and helped
to make it more relevant to classroom experiences."
"We really feel we picked the right program!"
"The trainer was extremely energetic and dynamic. I enjoyed listening and learning from her."
Click pictures below for more information and excerpts from the video trainings