The Character Exchange is a network of teachers, school support staff, administrators and parents working together to bring positive changes to our schools and communities by advancing the principles that we know make them better places to learn and work.
The Certificate in Character Education demonstrates a deeper understanding of the most effective principles of character development. After completing this self-paced certification you'll be able to:
Develop positive character in yourself and those around you
Connect with an influential support network of character
educators from all over
Implement character development initiatives and strategies
to improve the culture and climate of your school
Strengthen your school’s initiative to eventually join the
ranks of certified State and National Schools of Character
The Character Exchange is a learning community and digital resource center built around the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which provide a roadmap for creating cultures of character in schools and organizations.
The Exchange also offers a certificate and digital badge in character education.
AN EVIDENCE BASED FRAMEWORK
The 11 Principles of Effective Character Education were developed nearly 25 years ago by leading researchers as a comprehensive framework for assessing and improving the culture and climate of schools.
Since then, they have been used by thousands of educators across the nation to assess and validate character in their schools. The 11 Principles provide a way to:
Assess your own personal character values
Implement character initiatives at your school
Validate your school's character initiatives
Create positive working environments, teams and interpersonal relationships.
The 11 Principles of Effective Character Education
A Self-paced Certification in Character Development
Character.org has spent 25 years validating schools through the Schools of Character process. Become certified as an 11 Principles Character Educator through Character.org to strengthen yourself and your school. You’ll come out with a deeper understanding of the 11 Principles and resources and ideas to improve your school’s character initiative. It could even help you later join the ranks of certified State and National Schools of Character. Most importantly, your own character journey is important to us and we are committed to walking with you along this path of continuous improvement.