Monday, July 8, 2002
OU partners with UAW-GM for character education program
Oakland University's School of Education and Human Services (SEHS), in collaboration with UAW-GM, is offering "Integrating Core Values into the Elementary and Middle School Classroom and Curriculum." The workshop is August 5-9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit.
The seminar is designed for educators, administrators, curriculum coordinators and school teams. It will provide strategies and activities to create a positive learning and teaching environment while developing students' personal strengths. Critical concerns such as absenteeism, discipline problems, drug abuse, gang violence, teen pregnancy and poor academic performance will be addressed. Each participant will receive a practical guide for integrating core values into their own academic program.
Patricia Tibbetts, director and curriculum coordinator for Japhet School in Madison Heights, will lead the course. Japhet School was named "2001 National School of Character," only one of nine schools in the United States to receive this designation.
The cost of the workshop is $295, if enrolled for continuing education units (CEUs). There is an option to take the course for OU graduate credit.
Additional information about the workshop and earning university credit is available online at the Department of Professional Development and Education Outreach Web site.. Contact Professional Development at (248) 370-3033 or e-mail email@example.com to enroll.