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The goal of the CEBS project is to be a catalyst to both individual and societal flourishing by developing and delivering online competency-based professional learning programs in character education. These programs will prepare and support K–12 educational leaders and teachers in creating school cultures that cultivate, value, and celebrate teachers and students of character.
At WGU, we believe in the inherent worth of every individual and that education is one of the surest ways to discover and develop purpose and meaning in our interconnected lives. We are committed to removing the intractable barriers that are blocking our society from seeing the value of each human being and the value of serving and caring for each individual.
Thanks to the Kern Family Foundation’s support of our CEBS project, WGU Teachers College is honored to contribute to thriving school communities of character by offering online competency-based education to thousands of educators, schools and communities, and tens of thousands of students and families across the nation.
Professor James Arthur, Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham; Dr. Beth Purvis, Senior Program Director of the Education & Character Program of the Kern Family Foundation; and Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President & Executive Dean of the WGU Teachers College, discuss the central role that character education plays in preparing students to “Live well in a world worth living in.” Session participants define character education in the context of our current society and highlight how an intentional focus on character in action fosters a school where character extends beyond its borders and into a community that thrives and flourishes.
WGU Teachers College is offering a national online character education professional learning (CEPL) program for K-12 principals and teachers to support them in building schools of character.
The CEPL-E is a 1-year program that wraps around a series of micro-credentials, convenings, and other opportunities for principals to engage with colleagues and character education experts. Principals select 1-3 teachers to participate in the CEPL-T.
The CEPL-T program, which starts after principals have begun their program, is designed as self-service micro-credentials for teachers to complete at their own pace, guided by the milestones set by their principals who are going through the CEPL-E program.
Principals are prepared to:
Teachers are prepared to:
* International Society for Technology in Education
The CEPL-E program is supported by an online community where principals engage in discussions, share learnings and practices, and vet and iterate ideas.
It will be available to principals and teachers long after they complete their CEPL program, for continued learning and growth, and rich exchanges with colleagues around the country.
Stay tuned for the program dates for next year.
Fees for Principals:
Fees for Teachers:
Please complete this form to be part of the CEBS program next year for Principals, School Leaders and District Administrators.