This course includes five online modules. Mindfulness practices will be introduced in Module 1 and reinforced in all modules. Modules 2-5 are aligned with the Standards for Effective Teaching Practices (MA DESE)* and the Educator Evaluation Rubric. Modules include videos, readings, mindful meditations, application of strategies into the classroom context, and end of module reflections. A focus on sharing what worked and what could be done differently is emphasized. One optional face-to-face meeting of the course participants is encouraged in district based cohorts.
Goals for the course are to; 1) introduce mindfulness strategies to minimize anxiety and promote teacher self-care, 2) assess current teaching strategies, 3) explore new approaches for creating an inspired learning environment, 4) increase student engagement using an anonymous survey, and 5) enhance teacher professional learning and self-care through increased reflection and mindfulness.
* Teachers from other states will use their current state standards.
Novice teachers also earn 40 hours towards their 50 hour beyond year 1 requirement.
Course Cost: $595 includes 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs from Gordon College (Does not include required texts)
January 29, 2021 ~ May 9, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 27, 2020
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