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Ethics Institute

Welcome
Welcome to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. As a first-of-its-kind Institute at the primary and secondary school levels, we believe that fostering ethical thinking and ethical decision-making in the youngest of children prepares them to be the most effective leaders and compassionate citizens of tomorrow.
Ethics Updates
KPS Community - Sign up for the Bioethics MOOC with Georgetown University!
The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School has partnered with the Kennedy Institute for Ethics at Georgetown University to offer a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Bioethics for parents, faculty, staff, and Upper School students. For details about the MOOC and an invitation to participate in a MOOC discussion group, please click here to read a letter from Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of The Ethics Institute.

PA Presentation - Ethical Considerations in the Digital Home
How much time online is too much? How do you approach social media use at home? On Tuesday, April 1, Dr. Karen Rezach facilitated a workshop for parents at the KPS Parent Association meeting.

Participants discussed best practices for having conversations in your family about time spent online or on the computer, whether children's "plugged in" time is on a smartphone, laptop, or shared family computer.

Teaching Ethics to Girls: What's Emotion Got to Do With It?
On Monday, April 7, faculty from Kent Place School will join The Ethics Institute in hosting a workshop that explores unique approaches to teaching ethics to girls. What leads girls to answer ethical questions often differently than boys? In what ways do girls approach ethics from a distinct intellectual perspective? Click here to read more about this opportunity for K-12 teachers, deans, and school counselors.

Ethical Considerations in Your Digital Classroom
On Tuesday, May 6, The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is hosting a one-day workshop for teachers and school staff on ethical issues in enhancing the digital learning environment. Click here for details.
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Our Livestream Channel
Please visit our Livestream channel to view a recording of our recent community workshop, "Having the Conversation: Making Important Health Care Decisions"

Contact Information
For more information about the Ethics Institute at Kent Place or if you are interested in becoming involved, please e-mail ethics@kentplace.org or call (908) 273-0900, ext. 270.