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Institute for Global Ethics Will Hold Annual Ethical Literacy® Conference in Los Angeles

Interactive event aimed at educators from across the globe who are dedicated to building school cultures of integrity

ROCKPORT, Maine - June 5, 2013 - PRLog -- ROCKPORT, Maine – The Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) will hold its 7th Annual Ethical Literacy Conference in Los Angeles, June 19-21. Ethical Literacy equips school-based teams to educate the entire school community about ethics, engaging all constituents in building school cultures where “doing the right thing” is a top priority.

“Annually we convene educators from across the U.S. and worldwide to share and learn from each other about building school cultures centered on the broadest purpose of education: ‘what kind of people will lead us in the 21st century?’,” said Paula Mirk, IGE’s director of education. The international meeting will take place at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools’ campus, 701 South Catalina Street, in Los Angeles.

Conference participants will connect with like-minded educators who have received training to develop a culture of integrity using the Institute for Global Ethics’ unique conceptual framework. Attendees will also gain fresh ideas for implementing this approach for engaging their entire school community in an institutional alignment around ethics. Active participants from the Ethical Literacy community will present on a variety of dimensions to this work spanning classroom-based integration, student engagement, community involvement, and more.

“I am excited to connect with educators who have shown great dedication to extending the reach and impact of the Institute’s mission,” remarks IGE’s newly appointed President and CEO, Anthony Gray, who will be in attendance. “Also, as the newest member of the IGE family, I look forward to using this opportunity to learn alongside attendees.”

“The Ethical Literacy approach has given us a practical, powerful set of tools for intentionally shaping our school culture in accordance with our deepest values,” remarked Cory Stutts, head of the middle school at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago and one of the presenters at the 2013 conference. “It’s not a one-size-fits-all formula, but a concise and intelligent framework that helps us all – from preschoolers to seasoned educators – make wiser and more inclusive decisions.”

Besides Ms. Stutts, presenters at the conference will include Dr. Lori Vollandt (Los Angeles Unified School District), Ashley Ghiassi (King-Drew Medical Magnet School, Los Angeles), Doug Magee (Church Farm School, Exton, PA), Chris Cooper (St. George’s Independent School, Collierville, TN), Dave Sovacool (Orrville Middle School, Orrville, OH), Beverly Waseman (Orrville Elementary School, Orrville, OH), and Denise Wegener (Westside High School, Omaha, NE).

For more information or to sign up for the conference, please visit http://ethical-literacy.org/elconf2013/.

Founded in 1990, with offices in Rockport, Maine, and New York City, the Institute for Global Ethics (http://www.globalethics.org) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context. IGE’s mission is to provide practical tools to build ethical fitness and cultures of integrity at home, at school, in the workplace, and in society.

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