19th Annual Character Matters Conference

Thursday, June 25 - Friday, June 26, 2015
School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

Educating Hearts and Minds: Skills for Life 
Common Core Standards plus Social Emotional Intelligence
• Character• Leadership • Service • 

Featured Speakers

  • Neville Billimoria, 
SVP Membership/ Marketing and Chief Advocacy Officer at Mission Federal Credit Union
  • Hal Urban, Teacher-Author: Lessons from The Classroom  & 20 Gifts of Life
  • Deann Jeffreys, Executive Director, Pupil Services and Instruction, Chula Vista Elementary School District

Conference Outcomes

Educators attending this Conference will learn how to:

  • Maximize students’ engagement and accomplishments.
  • Use the Common Core Standards to teach students such character strengths as grit, perseverance, and other positive behavior traits.
  • Gather resources that will help “connect” the Common Core Standards with a teacher’s role nurturing the positive behaviors of students.
  • Network with colleagues to ask questions and find answers that help implement effective instructional strategies
  • Create a classroom climate that support student inquiry and positive behaviors.

Who Should Attend the Conference

  • Teachers from in all grades and all subject areas
  • School-based administrators, counselors, and instructional supervisors
  • Social workers, coaches, parents, caregivers
  • College and university instructors of educational methods courses
  • District office curriculum specialists and staff developers
  • Staff from regional service agencies and state or provincial departments of education
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in teacher-preparation programs.

Registration and Fees

  • Individual Registration: $200
  • Group Registration: $125*
  • Student Registration: $75**

*$125 per individual for schools sending two (2) or more educators
** 75 per student, Student ID Required

Register now!

Registration Notes

  • No onsite registration will be available.
  • Conference registration includes: morning snacks, lunch and character education resources.
  • Please check the website periodically for conference updates.

We value you as a character educator of children and young people. We value your time and talent and the choices you make to enhance your professional development.

Questions/Inquiries: character@sandiego.edu or 619-260-2250