Transforming Teaching & Learning Through Mindfulness and Restorative Practices /Summer 2017

Transforming Teaching & Learning Through Mindfulness and Restorative Practices /Summer 2017

July 10, 2017 all-day
CVEDC Classroom
Dupont Hall
123 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT 05446
CVEDC Members: $825 w/out credit $1200 w/grad credit* Non-Members: $925/$1300* *includes 3 grad credits from St. Michael’s and book
Transforming Teaching & Learning Through Mindfulness and Restorative Practices /Summer 2017 @ CVEDC Classroom | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Annie O’Shaughnessy    Hybrid/Online course

Start Date:  July 10    Face to Face Dates:   July 17-21, 2017     9:00 am – 3:30 pm  End Date: Aug 4, 2017

Online Work:7/10-7/16  and  7/22-7/28

Target Audience: Educators, therapists & helping professionals

In this course we will explore Mindfulness and Restorative Practices as foundational and interdependent practices central to developing a vital learning community. While class meetings will be primarily experiential in order to develop an embodied understanding of mindful awareness and restorative work, online material and assignments will challenge participants to become fluent in the principles, science and research that support them.

Emphasis is placed on each participant’s unique goals and teaching styles, providing structure, resources and support for the tricky, often challenging work of teaching content while building community and attending to the social and emotional needs of students. Finally, participants will experience the power of Mindfulness and Restorative Practices as tools within a collaborative reflective practice, looking closely at our teaching lives.

Participants will:
· Review research on the effect of mindful awareness activities and restorative practices (RP) on classroom learning, executive functioning & behavior and teacher/counselor wellness.
· Use mindful investigation and analysis to improve teaching practice
· Design & implement mindfulness activities that are developmentally appropriate and feel authentic to the teacher.
· Learn how RP works to improve classroom culture, decrease behavioral incidents and increase positive academic risk-taking.
· Explore how RP can be woven into content instruction

Online Work:
7/10-7/16 Intro/Prep -4hrs           7/22-7/28 Online – 8 hrs.               Final work due by 8/4

Includes book: Rechtschaffen, D. (2014). ​The Way of Mindful Education: ​Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students.

Standards are for Teaching
Standard 3: Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation.
Standard 8 : Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep
understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually
evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community) and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

For Leading:
Standard 2: An education leader promotes the success of every learner by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to learning and staff professional growth.
Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every learner by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical

About the Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy

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