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Upcoming Classes

The Ray Center is proud to partner with area education agencies to offer essential seminars to educators and community members.  

Because we believe these classes are so valuable, The Ray Center offers substantial price reduction for registrants (indicated below).


School Climate and Student Development Seminar

Description:  Learn data-driven techniques for integrating character education into existing curriculum; research-based strategies for interactions and instruction; and tips on involving staff, parents and the community.  

Complete a pre-seminar assessment of your school's existing character education programming and leave the seminar with specific goals for your school. 

Credit:  One hour of Drake University EDMA credit or one hour of license renewal credit. Credit is optional and the cost of credit is additional to the seminar cost.

Summer 2018 Dates/Locations

  • June 18-20, 2018,  8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • June 25-27, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa



For more information about these seminars, please contact Georgia Sheriff at 515-271-1995 or by email at

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