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Curriculum FAQ

Simply put the advisory curriculum is for ALL students in grades 6-12. Lessons were built to be taught once a week and are about 30 minutes in length.

The leadership curriculum is for a smaller group of students in a semester/trimester long course. It includes 90 lessons that are written to be 60 minutes in length. The curriculum focuses on teaching strong leadership skills through a servant-leadership approach and includes experiential learning components as well as assessments that could be graded.

Yes, send our team an email with your situation and we will work with you depending on the group size.

Yes, after the first year of purchasing curriculum there is a yearly renewal fee. This allows you to stay in the web-based platform which we are constantly updating and adding resources to. The prices are below:

CharacterStrong K-5 Character Toolkit - $699

Middle School Advisory - $699

High School Advisory - $699

Foundations of Leadership Class - $99

Service Leadership Class - $99

CharacterStrong Gym - $499

  1. Here’s what you should know about renewals. If you choose not to renew this year:
    • You will lose access to the digital curriculum. Any documents or images you’ve downloaded are still free to be used and implemented!
    • You will lose access to our CharacterStrong Gym.
    • You CAN renew again the following year for no additional costs (you do not have to repurchase the full license). After the one year gap, you will have to repurchase the full license to gain access again.

Training FAQ

Anyone who works with kids in grades K-12. From a building level the ideal team consists of an administrator, counselor, Intervention Specialists, PBIS co-ordinators and influential teachers from your building. This training truly is for everyone that works with students, we have worked with multiple schools that have sent classified staff such as front office staff and custodians.

From a district level anyone that oversees Elementary or Secondary Curriculum would benefit as well as anyone that is involved in developing a school’s climate and culture so Superintendents, PBIS Coaches, MTSS Specialists, Special Services and Guidance Administrators would benefit from attending.

You can read more about what is covered at a training on this page. It is a robust day designed to provide the tools and inspiration for this critical work of teaching the Whole Child. Ideally, a school will send a team from their school who will go back and be champions for the CharacterStrong work happening in the building to be implemented effectively in their school. Due to COVID these trainings are now virtual until further notice.

One of the biggest differences is with Staff PD, we come to you and work with your entire staff. Our Educator Conferences are hosted by CharacterStrong in various locations and school teams and individual educators come to us. Due to COVID both Staff PD and Educator Conferences are now available virtually as well.

In terms of content, a CharacterStrong Full Staff Professional Development uses the CharacterStrong Circles of Culture (Clarity, Competence, and Consistency) as a framework to talk about social emotional learning, character development, and effective school-wide implementation. Our Educator Conferences are more of a “train the trainer” model and meant for school teams to learn how to take both the philosophy and practice of CharacterStrong back to their schools and keep the work moving forward. These trainings are the only place where our signature S.E.R.V.E. Model is taught - a framework for low-burden, high-impact strategies that help to systematically keep the school-wide work around culture and climate development moving forward to positively affect adult and student behavior.

Our Educator Conferences focus on our theory of change. Our Relaunching Relationally Roadmap Training focuses heavily on building relationships. Our Whole Child Conference will be a two day training focused on how to build this work sustainably with a 3-5 year vision of implementation and culture building with experts on equity, MTSS, leadership and more.
You can find out our upcoming training locations here. If you don’t see a training near you we would love to work with you to bring one out to your neighborhood. A lot of our trainings are located in areas that have asked for us to come out there and train multiple schools. If it’s a new area for us, we would love to work with you to try and gather at least 40 other individuals to make a training happen. Send us a request here.
There's a possibility that our confirmation email to you could have been sent to your spam folder. Please check your spam folder and if you aren't able to find the details to the training, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] and we'll be sure to send you the necessary information for the training!

Miscellaneous FAQ

We send out a weekly blog geared towards educators who believe in Educating Whole Child. This is a great resource that is free for anyone to check out. We also offer webinars each month as well as a podcast we put out once a week. Our podcast are short so educators with little free time can listen in 10-15 minutes on their way to work, during their plan or on their walk through the halls in the morning!

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