The Elementary Training provides all school staff with a comprehensive orientation to the WiseSkills program, and includes a variety of small group activities where educators work together to plan specific ways to use WiseSkills with students. The training helps elementary schools develop acommon language of character in order to build a schoolwide culture that models, teaches, and reinforces good character. The Elementary Training can be used by Character Counts! schools to teach the Six Pillars of Character.
Teachers discuss ways to model good character on campus throughout the year and gain simple ideas for teaching healthy choices with brief 10-15 minute Start-of-the-Day activities that highlight a different quotation and role model each week. Teachers also learn practical strategies for integrating each monthly Character Theme into the subject areas they teach and begin to use the WiseSkills
materials as part of their lesson preparations.
After the training, educators understand that teaching character is not an extra lesson or another program; rather, positive character underlies everything teachers do and forms the moral foundation for the subject content they teach. The Elementary Training can be delivered with a LIVE Training, or with the video training that is included in the Elementary Implementation Kit.
Watch an Excerpt from the WiseSkillsElementary School Training