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Overview Board Presentation October 28, 2004. Agenda. Assumptions Perspective Affirmation Foundational. Assumptions. Character Development … Is a foundation for learning: academic, social, emotional and ethical Benefits the present and the future Is a basis for quality relationships

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Agenda

Assumptions

Perspective

Affirmation

Foundational

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Assumptions

Character Development …

  • Is a foundation for learning: academic, social, emotional and ethical
  • Benefits the present and the future
  • Is a basis for quality relationships
  • Occurs by default or intention
  • Is personal
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Mission Statement

We unite in our purpose to inspire and prepare learners for life in our changing world community.

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Connections to System and School Plans

  • Quality Schools/Curriculum
  • Quality Workplaces/Effective Schools
  • Building Family and Community Capacity
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Building Capacity

Superintendent – Character Portfolio

Character Matters Staff

Character Matters Leadership Team

Regional Character Team

School Character Contacts

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A Brief History

Fall 1999 Trustee Permission to Explore

Spring 2000 Public Forums

2000 – 2001 Awareness and Training

January 2002 Visible in Secondary

October 2002 Board Priority and Policy (Appendix A)

Sept 2003 Visible in Elementary

2004 – 2005 Upcoming Events(Appendix B)

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Now, Character Matters

is affirmed by:

  • Recent research
  • Our own experiences
  • Enthusiasm across the region
  • Enthusiasm beyond York Region
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1. Recent Research

Multifaceted: A variety of implementation strategies

Multiple:

The most effective programs averaged 15 strategies

[For more details, see Appendix C.]

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2. Our Own Experiences

  • School responses (Appendix D)
  • Learnings on our journey (Appendix E)
  • “Becoming embedded” (Appendix F)
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3. Across Region of York

Region of York Character Community (all 9 Municipalities)

  • Character Community Council
  • Building Communities of Character Conference (April 14, 15, 2005)
  • Family Forums
  • Character Day Oct. 20
  • Education Week Storefronts
  • Learning for a Sustainable Future
  • Faith Communities, Media, Business, Municipal Offices, and more

www.charactercommunity.com

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4. Beyond York Region

Other Boards Kawartha Pine Ridge, Simcoe, Trillium Lakelands, Avon Maitland, Grand Erie, Thames Valley, Upper Canada, Frontier (Manitoba), Britain, South Africa and beyond by way of The Attribute (Appendix G)

Contributions to others: GLACIE, ASCD, CAP, The Forum, OSCA,etc.

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“Higher Moral Purpose”Michael Fullan

“We know;

we care;

therefore,

we act.”