Orlean Beeson School of Education weaves character education into the fabric of our mission as we prepare students to educate, lead and serve in their chosen professions. We recognize that both technical competence and strength of character are essential for graduates to fulfill their calling and pursue lives that count for good. To that end, our faculty, staff, and students strive to embody what it looks, sounds, and feels like to be members of a Christlike “community of character.”

Our goal is to support character education in educational communities through the efforts of our C2 Task Force, research, collaboration with the Hope Institute, sponsored events, and provision of character development resources.

We encourage visitors to check back often as we will regularly update information and resources on this page.

Character Events

Hope Leadership Academy Y1S2

Nov. 17, 2021, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

C2 Task Force

Nov. 17, 2021, 1 p.m.
Virtual

Faculty Book Study, Character is Destiny

Nov. 30, 2021, 10 a.m.
Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 118

Hope Leadership Academy Y3S2

Dec. 1, 2021, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Hope Leadership Academy Y1S3

Jan. 12, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Professional Development with Dr. Amy Johnston

Jan. 18, 2022, 10 a.m.
Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 118

Hope Leadership Academy Y2S2

Jan. 19, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Faculty Book Study

Jan. 27, 2022, 10 a.m.
Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 118

Hope Leadership Academy Y1S4

Feb. 9, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Hope Leadership Academy Y3S3

Feb. 16, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Faculty Book Study

Feb. 24, 2022, 10 a.m.
Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 118

Hope Leadership Academy Y1S5

March 2, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Character.org Coffee Talk

April 12, 2022, 9-10 a.m.
via Zoom

Faculty Book Study

March 31, 2022, 10 a.m.
Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 118

Hope Leadership Academy Y2S4

April 27, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

Hope Leadership Academy Y1S6

May 4, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Room

3rd Annual Higher Education Character Convening

May 12-13, 2022
Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, AL

3rd Annual P-12 Character Summit

June 7, 2022, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Summer Curriculum Crosswalk

June, 2022

 

Character Resources

Understanding Effective Character Education by Dr. Marvin Berkowitz

In this article, Dr. Berkowitz answers a few key questions: (1) What is modern character education? (2) Does character education work? (3) What does effective character education look like

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PRIMED for Character Education: Six Design Principles for School Improvement by Dr. Marvin Berkowitz

In PRIMED for Character Education, Dr. Marvin Berkowitz turns decades of research and field experience into a clear set of principles that leaders, administrators, and teacher-leaders can implement to help students thrive.

Stress Tests of Character by LifeCompass Institute for Character & Leadership at Montrose School

Using Story to Strengthen Student Motivation & Character: An Online Curriculum Resource for Teachers by Deborah Farmer Kris, Ed.M. and Karen E. Bohlin, Ed.D.

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Character Education in Universities by The Oxford Character Project in partnership with the Jubilee Centre

The specific aim of this framework is to help universities articulate and structure their mission to further the flourishing of their students and the holistic character development that is central to it.

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Character Inventory

This project draws upon recent innovations in the measurement of psychological characteristics to overcome self-presentation biases that are inherent in existing virtue measures.

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11 Principles in Action

Videos of Schools of Character and how they responded to remote character development and relationship building during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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