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May 7, 2021

 

Social-Emotional Learning: How to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning With Mindfulness Techniques

#189451

The course, "Social-Emotional Learning:  How to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning With Mindfulness Techniques," will give teachers of students in Kindergarten through eighth grade an in-depth look at Iowa’s new Social-Emotional Competencies and provide them with tools to confidently integrate these competencies into the classroom.  Through education into each SEL standard and benchmark, teachers will develop an understanding of how to help students gain a more accurate perception of themselves and their emotions in relation to self, others, and environment.  

1 Credit (Relicensure, Drake, Grand View, Morningside)

Begins 07/07/2021


 

Mindful Games: How to make learning mindfulness in the classroom fun and engaging

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Within this course, educators will explore various facets of mindfulness and how to incorporate mindful practices into the K-12 school setting.  Through senses, breath, movement, and guided visualizations, teachers will gain insight into how a number of activities can support the instruction of the whole child.  Additionally, participants can expect an active learning environment in which they experience a number of mindfulness techniques first-hand to encourage successful application within the school setting.  Participants will leave feeling empowered to create mindfulness activities and incorporate those into their own lives as well as their classrooms

1 Credit (Relicensure, Drake, Grand View, Morningside)

Begins 07/20/2021


 

Yoga for Elementary Teachers: How to Use Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

#201167 (Please note: Yoga for Elementary Teachers was previously titled “Yoga for Teachers”.

Through this course, participants will gain a greater understanding of the many components of yoga and how they can be incorporated into the elementary school setting. Through Challenge to Change’s research-based Five Parts of Practice, teachers will gain insight into how full-length lessons and shorter activities can support the instruction of the whole child. In addition to many other topics, seated practices, yoga poses/movement, breath practices, and guided visualizations will be explored. Participants will leave feeling empowered to incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and yoga into their own lives, as well as in their classrooms. 

1 Credit (Relicensure, Drake, Grand View, Morningside)

Begins 07/14/2021


 

NEW Yoga for Secondary Teachers: How to Use Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

#201138

This course, Yoga for Secondary Teachers, is designed to help teachers and educational staff create classroom and school environments that encourage social-emotional wellbeing, as well as physical movement, through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. Participants will develop an understanding of how yoga and mindfulness can be used with middle and high school students in a way that helps them develop socially, emotionally, and physically. This will be achieved through a series of breathing exercises, yoga poses, games/activities, and discussions. Lastly, when teachers prioritize their own self-care, they can bring the best versions of themselves to the classroom. Because of this, teacher self-care will be highlighted throughout this course.

1 Credit (Relicensure, Drake, Grand View, Morningside)

Begins 07/26/2021

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