Developing Students' Mindfulness Practice to Support Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Achievement

3 P or A+ Credits | 45 Hours

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Developing Students’ Mindfulness Practice to Support Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Achievement - K-12 teachers professional development course

Course Description

Mindfulness, or paying attention to the present moment without judgment, has been shown to support students to meet the academic demands and pressures of an increasingly stressful and challenging world. Understanding the diverse needs of students requires educators to employ a variety of intentional strategies to support student academic and social-emotional needs. This course will teach teachers to understand and use mindful strategies to become more responsive to their students’ social-emotional and instructional needs.  Educators learn to implement simple and effective mindfulness activities into their classroom on a daily basis.

Participants will learn:

  • About the emotional and academic demands students face and the impact it has on their nervous system and executive brain functions.
  • The effects of stress, anxiety and trauma on learning and health.
  • How students’ physiological and emotional changes affect their behaviors and ability to learn as they continually seek for find their way in a world that is ever more complex, increasingly interconnected yet often isolating.
  • How mindfulness awareness practices can help students focus and remain in the moment.
  • How mindfulness practices support Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Differentiated Instruction.
  • How to implement mindfulness into the classroom, using guided audio and video recorded practices and other resources to facilitate mindfulness activities.
  • How their colleagues are experiencing the information and implementation of mindfulness activities in the classrooms by interacting with them in Discussion Boards.
  • To create a Final Project in which they design an action plan using mindfulness practices and activities in their own classrooms to support:
    • Student Learning
    • Social Emotional Intelligence
    • 21st Century skills, such as collaboration, communication and global awareness
    • Focus and Engagement.

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To correctly enroll you must register and pay for each course on both the CE Credits Online website and the NYC DOE ASPDP website.

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  • Important: Course participants must be sure to register with ASPDP for each CE Credits Online course on the NYC DOE ASPDP website. Our courses are in the ASPDP course catalog using the Education Partner drop-down menu> by selecting CE Credits Online. At that time, you will pay a registration fee to NYC DOE ASPDP. The fee is $125 for a 3-credit course or $45 for a 1-credit course.
  • You may begin your course on the first day of the semester or upon enrollment (if the semester is already in progress).
  • Please Read the ASPDP FAQs for more information. Courses must be completed by the end of each semester to receive credit.

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“P” Credit, A+ Credit and CTLE hour Requirements

Courses are available for “P” credits or A+ Credits for NYC Salary Differentials and/or CTLE hours.

University Credits are not available for NYC DOE ASPDP “P” credit courses.

Credits Earned: 3 “P” Credits and/or 45 CTLE Hours.

You can take up to 12 P Credits per provider each semester.