Thursday Chats on Character Education

[UPDATE, 8/14/13: The start time for these chats will now be 4:00 p.m. (Pacific).  Now that school is back in session, we hope that this will make it easier for educators to participate.]

We’re excited to announce and invite you to a series of weekly online chats about character education. The first one will be Thursday, July 18, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. Yes, Thursday — as in tomorrow!

Participation is easy. Just go to and log in with your Twitter account and you’ll be all set.

“We’ll start tomorrow with a general discussion of character education — why it’s important, what makes a good program, how to sustain it — but we’ll address more specific issues as they come up. We’d love to hear what’s going on at your school and how CHARACTER COUNTS! can help.”

Here are the topics we have planned for subsequent weeks (all scheduled for 4:00 Pacific time):

July 25: Digital Citizenship. Our guest chat expert is Mike Ribble, a Kansas-based techxpert and author of two books on the topic, including Raising a Digital Child: a Handbook for Parents.

Aug. 1: Dispatches from a Character Development Seminar. The setting will be the CHARACTER COUNTS! national office in Los Angeles, where we’re hosting a three-day training. Seminar participants will discuss what they’ve learned and share their thoughts on the course. (Interested in attending the seminar? Click here.)

Aug. 8: Dispatches from a Character Development Seminar. The setting will be Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School in Saratoga (in the San Francisco Bay area), which is hosting the seminar. Training participants will co-host the chat during the lunch break on the third day of the seminar. (Interested in attending the seminar? Click here.)

Aug. 15: Back to School With Character

Aug. 22: Character: School-wide and Community-wide

We welcome suggestions for weekly topics and questions on any of the topics above. Feel free to post these as comments below.

Thanks — looking forward to chatting with you!

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