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continuing education classes
 
These classes are for:

continuing education class offerings 

Continuing Education + Professional
Development Courses

Yoga, Mindfulness, & Social Emotional Learning

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ONLINE

Year 1: Using Yoga + Mindfulness All Year in the Classroom

  • participate in yoga lessons

  • learn mindfulness techniques

  • implementing self-care

Feel empowered to utilize current research and techniques to better the lives of students & yourself. 

Class Offering Dates:
10/13- 3/9 Wed    5:15-7:45 pm (once a month)

 

Instructor(s) Stacy Opheim/

Theresa Miller

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ONLINE

Yoga for Secondary Teachers

  • more in-depth practices to engage secondary students

  • research-driven 5 Parts of Practice taught to the level of secondary students

  • dive deeper into breath practices and yoga poses

 

Feel empowered to engage secondary students with yoga and mindfulness practices to challenge their growth mindset.

Class Offering Dates:
10/5-11/16 Tue    5:15-7:45 pm

Instructor(s) Val Giegerich

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ONLINE

Mindful Games

  • activities for all age levels (K-8th grade)

  • incorporate senses, breath, movement, and guided visualizations 

  • hands-on activities promoting success in the classroom

 

Participants will leave with a wealth of knowledge on  implementing yoga and mindfulness through games in their own lives and in the classroom. 

Class Offering Dates:
12/4 & 12/18  8:00am-4:30pm

Instructor(s) Sherrie Collins

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ONLINE

Yoga for Elementry Teachers

  • how to incorporate yoga into a classroom setting

  • Research based-5 Parts of Practice

  • yoga poses + movement

  • breath practices

  • guided visualizations

Feel empowered to incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and yoga into your classroom.

Class Offering Dates:
10/7/21-11/18  Thurs   5:15-7:45pm

Instructor(s) Theresa Miller

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ONLINE

Yoga for Secondary Teachers

  • more in-depth practices to engage secondary students

  • research-driven 5 Parts of Practice taught to the level of secondary students

  • dive deeper into breath practices and yoga poses

 

Feel empowered to engage secondary students with yoga and mindfulness practices to challenge their growth mindset.

Class Offering Dates:
3/21/22-4/25 Mon   5:15-7:45pm

Instructor(s) Anne Funke

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IN-PERSON

Breathing New Life Into Your Classroom Community

  • new ways to connect morning meeting into community building, SEL, and academic achievement

  • learn and play while making effective use of meeting time

  • learn to incorporate lessons and activities compatible with Iowa's SEL Standards

 

Participants will leave with new skills that will embrace inclusivity and a sense of community in your classroom morning meetings. 

Class Offering Dates:
10/9 & 10/10  8:00am-4:30pm

Instructor(s) Stacy Opheim/

Sherrie Collins

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ONLINE

Yoga for Elementry Teachers

  • how to incorporate yoga into a classroom setting

  • Research based-5 Parts of Practice

  • yoga poses + movement

  • breath practices

  • guided visualizations

Feel empowered to incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and yoga into your classroom.

Class Offering Dates:
1/24/22-2/28  Mon   5:15-7:45 pm

 

Instructor(s) Sherrie Collins

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ONLINE

Social-Emotional Learning

  • integrate SEL with mindfulness techniques

  • compatible with CASEL framework

  • examples of daily classroom activities 

  • many resources, activities, and handouts

Participants will leave with a plan on integrating SEL practices into their own daily classroom activities.

Class Offering Dates:   
11/18/21-12/20 Mon   5:15-7:45pm
 

(Instructor(s) Stacy Opheim

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ONLINE

Be Here Now Webinar Series: Mindfulness Practices for Teachers & Students

  • highlights the impact of self-care

  • participate in mindfulness practices

  • each class introduces multiple new mindfulness practices and skills to implement while in the classroom

 

Participants learn how participating in their own self-care will help bring the best version of themselves into the classroom.

Class Offering Dates:
1/4/22-3/10 Tue/Thur   6:30-7:30pm  

Instructor(s)

Amy Jenkins

Sherrie Collins

Stacy Opheim

Teresa Miller

Melissa Hyde

Anne Funke

Liz Jendra

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