Sustainable Character Strength Development

Cloud9World provides a sustained process of character development for students from PK through grade 12.

Early Childhood Program

The early years, PK - grade 1, focus on emotions management through the popular Let's Learn about Emotions with Kiwi program.

Elementary Program

In the elementary years, grades 2-5, students focus on character development through 10 character strengths per year of the 50 character strengths that include core strengths, 21st Century success skills, and civic values.

Middle School & High School Programs

Middle School students revisit core character strengths through a decision-making lens, and High School students apply 21st Century success skills, civic values, and essential executive function skills to their lives.

How C9W Approaches its Solutions

Early Childhood

Designed to Recognize, Name, Describe, and Self-regulate Basic Emotions

Emotions With Kiwi

Students learn self-regulation strategies to manage 8 basic emotions: Surprise, Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust, Anticipation, Joy, and Trust.

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Expected outcomes:

  1. Increased understanding of emotions management and co-regulation strategies among teachers.
  2. Increased use of in-class calm corner strategies to address low-level emotions management challenges.
  3. Increased use of student-initiated emotions management strategies.
  4. Increased student confidence/self-efficacy in and expression and management of feelings and emotions.

Elementary School

Character Strengths for the Whole Child

Building social-emotional skills through character strength development empowers children to increase their own self-awareness and self-management skills. Through character strength development, children also build an awareness of others, increase relationships skills, and make responsible decisions.

Preparing Students for Success

Developing specific 21st Century strengths for greater student success (Leadership, Empathy, Mindfulness, Resiliency, and more)

Creating Better Communities

Developing specific strengths for greater community contributions (Justice, Equity, Fairness, Service, Optimism, and more)

Expected outcomes:

  1. Increased self-awareness of strengths and expression of behaviors linked to specific character strengths.
  2. Increased awareness of others and how one’s character supports relationship-building outcomes.
  3. Increased understanding that there are benefits in adopting character strengths in their own lives.
  4. Increased self-confidence in emotions management and decision-making skills related to school and workplace situation.

Middle School

Weighing-in on Character Strengths

Emotions With Kiwi

Weighing-in on core character for personal application and in preparation for success with relationship-building and decision-making in school and the workplace (Patience, Tolerance, Integrity, Courage, Perseverance, and more)

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Expected outcomes:

  1. Increased self-awareness of strengths and expression of behaviors linked to specific character strengths.
  2. Increased awareness of others and how one’s character supports relationship-building outcomes.
  3. Increased understanding that there are benefits in adopting character strengths in their own lives.
  4. Increased self-confidence in emotions management and decision-making skills related to school and workplace situation.

High School

For Greater Success, Growth, & Advocacy

Emotions With Kiwi

Utilizing character strengths and connections with others for greater career and life success and continued personal growth to advocate for stronger communities.

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Expected outcomes:

  1. Increased awareness of self and others related to character strength development.
  2. Increased awareness of how one’s character supports successful outcomes, such as building positive connections at work.
  3. Increased understanding that character strengths as applied to one’s life have a variety of benefits, domains, and applications.
  4. Increased self-confidence in emotions management, executive functioning, decision-making, and application skills related to workplace and community situations.

Alignment With CASEL Framework

Cloud9World content is aligned with the 5 areas of social-emotional learning based on CASEL’s research. Character strength development is recognized as a viable method of increasing positive connections with others, as well as increasing personal wellness.

While each character strength is aligned most heavily with one of the pillars of social-emotional learning, every character strength also touches on each of the five pillars in its strength explanation.