Transforming Teaching & Learning Through Mindfulness and Restorative Practices @ Online EDU 2.0 and Zoom
Jul 1 all-day

Facilitator: Annie O’Shaughnessy, M.Ed in Mindfulness

ONLINE Course 3 graduate SMC credits

Dates: July 1, 2020 – July 29, 2020                                                                                                                                                                        

Location: Online with Edu2.0 and Zoom

Includes 2 books: ​The Way of Mindful Education: ​Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students & Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in School.           

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. This is an accelerated online course that requires a significant time commitment of approximately 15-20 hours a week and logging on at least once a day, ideally more. Class work is on your own and in small cohorts of 3-4 and is made up of discussions, projects, daily individual practice, readings, reflections and videos. You will be also be asked to participate in 2 of the four synchronous online 90-minute meetings.

Achievement Based Objectives
● Read and respond to course texts within a small community of learners.
● Prepare resources, takeaways & tools to support you and others to apply this learning in schools.
● Reflect on and explore your own journey related to mindfulness and restorative practices.
● Examine and apply the basic principles of mindfulness, personal mindfulness practice, and mindfulness
● Examine and apply the basic principles of the restorative approach in your personal and professional life.
● Develop a trauma and equity informed lens through which to view your teaching and living.

591.0 KiB
Tchg & Lrng Syllabus Summer 2020
Tchg & Lrng Syllabus Summer 2020
721.8 KiB

This popular course has transformed the teaching and leading of over 350 Vermont educators. As an accelerated 3-credit online course it requires a significant time commitment of approximately 20-25 hours a week and logging on at least once a day, ideally more. This course is now the first part of a 3-course series leading to a certification in Holistic Restorative Education through Saint Michael’s College. Take it on its own or choose to carry on to the second course starting on July 27th . Class work is done on your own and in​ small cohorts of 3-4 and is made up of discussions, projects, daily individual practice, readings, reflections, and videos. You will also be asked to participate in two of the four synchronous online 90 minute meetings. 3 graduate credits through Saint Michael’s College

Our Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy began teaching in 1990 and has since enjoyed a rich and varied career as an educator in public, alternative, and therapeutic settings. In addition to fifteen years as a restorative circle facilitator for adults, Annie received her M.Ed. in Mindfulness for Educators (12/2016) and began teaching other teachers about the power of mindfulness. She is the premier sought-after Mindfulness instructor in Vermont.

Digitally Tidy: Practical Strategies to Manage Communication During Distance Learning @ ONLINE -Zoom platform
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day

A series of Virtual Learning sessions with Novice and Intermediate strands

Facilitator: Sarah Birgé

Dates: July 28, 29 and 30, 2020                 Time: Choose Strand online: Novice: 9 – 10 am  Intermediate: 11 am – 12 pm

Location: ONLINE – a link will follow

Cost: Member: $90/series of 3 Sessions     Non-member: $100/series

*Pre-workshop preparation: Be ready with your computer and any other devices you may use in your day-to-day work!

*When registering, you will be asked to choose the strand that best fits your needs:

Novice: only recently started grappling with wide range of digital tools & communication methods, feels frustrated or unsure about tech on a regular basis. 

Intermediate: has some experience with digital tools & communication, feels that there are ways they could be more efficient but needs support to get there and may still struggle with some technology.

Target Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, administrators, and anyone else working “in” a school.

With the deluge of new platforms, information, and communication techniques, many of us have been struggling to stay afloat. In addition to everything else being asked of us, it can be hard to be proactive about being organized and “digitally tidy.” With a differentiated approach, these bite-sized workshops will not only make your day-to-day work less stressful and more seamless, but also serve you well no matter what the future brings.

⦁ Getting to “inbox zero” and other email management techniques
⦁ Navigating necessary documents and websites before and during video calls, plus effective screen sharing
⦁ Organizing your digital files & folders (Google Drive and more)

710.5 KiB

About our Presenter: Sarah Birgé is the District Instructional Coach for Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools. Prior to that, she was the ELA specialist at the Vermont Agency of Education as well as a member of the state assessment team. Originally from the Northeast Kingdom, Sarah spent a decade teaching ELA, French, and ESL in the Bronx, South Korea, and Vermont public schools. She is also executive director of the Nanubhai Education Foundation, a non-profit that sends young women from rural areas of India to college.