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Since 1998, the Leadership Academy in Character Education (LACE) has helped over 500 school leaders develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to create, implement and evaluate programs and processes that make their schools true learning communities in which character education is a vital part of the curriculum and culture.
LACE is a complex and comprehensive year-long professional development experience for school leaders. Its ten elements include:
LACE has a demonstrable record of success. This can be seen, for example, in the number of leaders whose schools have won independent recognition for excellence in character education. Each year, Character.org (formerly CEP), based on a rigorous set of criteria, recognizes public and private schools and school districts in the United States as models of effective character education. As part of their National Schools of Character program, the first LACE was established in St. Louis in 1998 as a partnership of the Center for Character and Citizenship at UMSL and CharacterPlus. As of 2014, 42 schools and districts in the St. Louis region led by LACE graduates have earned recognition as National Schools/Districts of Character. That represents almost 25% of all schools and districts so recognized in the entire country.
|January 21 & 22, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|February 22, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|March 15, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|April 7, 2016||TBA (Site Visit)|
|May 27, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|June 28, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|July 27 & 28, 2016||CharacterPlus® Conference|
|August 31, 2016||(8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|September 15, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|October 25, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|November 17, 2016||8:00 am-3:30 pm|
|December 2, 2016||9:30 am-1:30 pm|