Curriculum Training

Curriculum Training: Teach Mindfulness to K-12 Youth

Register Jul. 10 – Aug. 21 Online Course Register Oct. 17 – Oct. 19 New York, NY
Register Aug. 22 – Aug. 24 Oakland, CA Register Oct. 30 – Dec. 11 Online Course
Register Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 Online Course
For questions and group discounts, please contact Training Coordinator Vanessa Ross.
Scholarships and CEUs are also available.

A straightforward roadmap for implementing basic mindfulness programs with youth.

Join educators, mental health professionals, and parents from 41 states, 42 countries, and 300+ organizations who have taken this course.

Course Content

TEACHING YOUTH

  • “Short-Dose” curriculum modules [Sample Module]
  • Adaptable for classrooms, afterschool programs, private therapy practice, and home
  • Developmentally appropriate language for explaining key mindfulness concepts
  • Approaches for developing your group facilitation and classroom management abilities
  • Includes a group coaching session to use after you’ve tried out the curriculum

COMMUNICATING WITH STAKEHOLDERS

  • Key points for presenting to administrators, school, and agency staff
  • Basic neuroscience concepts to communicate the benefits of mindfulness practice
  • How to accurately represent the research to date on mindfulness and youth

UNDERSTANDING THE FIELD

  • The history of secular mindfulness
  • Mindfulness in the context of education, social emotional learning, and youth mental health

COMMUNITY

  • Meet and network with like-minded colleagues
  • Get access to the private Mindful Schools Graduate Community

To learn about recent improvements to our 2014 courses, please read this blog post.

Look Inside the Course

Please watch the following short excerpt videos to get an idea of what the course is like.

Sample: In-Class Instruction
Megan teaches Lesson 2 of the Mindful Schools Elementary School Curriculum (Mindful Breathing) to a 4th grade classroom in Oakland, CA.
Sample: Introducing Mindfulness to Adolescents
Chris uses basketball and the distinction between physical and mental training to introduce mindfulness to adolescents.
Sample: Key Points for Presenting to Schools
Chris & Megan discuss the art of presenting mindfulness programs to key stakeholders at schools and youth mental health agencies.

What You Will Receive

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  • K-5 Curriculum (30 modules for ages 5-12)
  • Middle & High School Curriculum
    (25 modules for ages 12-17)
  • Facilitation & Classroom Management Tips
  • Student Workbook (ages 5-6)
  • Student Workbook (ages 7-10)
  • Summary of Neuroscience for Educators
  • Summary of Key Research on Mindfulness & Youth
  • Summary of Program Benefits for Administrators
  • Sample Program Evaluation Tools
  • Slides from all Talks, Videos & Webinars

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Educators can receive up to 3 CEU credits for this course. Click here for more information.

TESTIMONIALS

“Out of any professional development I’ve ever had in 13 years of teaching, I implemented more of what I learned than any other training I’ve been to.”

“Simple and clear content. Masterful teachers. Every word, expression and movement conveyed useful instruction. Extremely pleasant, grounded with good flow.”

“I look forward to using this curriculum – it’s smart, specific and very well suited to the experiences of a public school day.”

“Best. Training. Ever. Thank you!”

94% of graduates would recommend this course to a friend

Faculty

CT-InstructorsOur instructors have over 40 years of combined mindfulness practice and over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and/or emotional intelligence to children and adolescents, as well as experience training many thousands of adults. Their work is featured in documentary films Healthy Habits of Mind and Room to Breathe, and MTV’s If You Really Knew Me.

Online and In-Person Options

ONLINE IN-PERSON
  • 6-week self-paced course
  • 2 hours/week of content
  • Core content delivered by video with supporting written materials
  • Live sessions with trainers (three 1-hour sessions during course)
  • Live online follow-up support session with trainers (1 month after course ends)
  • Requirements: Computer with DSL & Adobe Flash*
  • Weekend Schedule: Fri. 6–9pm, Sat. 9:30am–4:30pm, Sun. 9:30am–3:30pm
  • Content delivered live by trainers with supporting written materials
  • Live online follow-up support session with trainers (1 month after course ends)
  • Requirements: In-person attendance for the entirety of the training

Instructions are emailed prior to the online course, and you will receive a refund if your computer does not meet the requirements.

Mindfulness Prerequisite

Participants must have prior training in mindfulness, such as our online Mindfulness Fundamentals course, our Weekend Retreat course, prior mindfulness courses, and/or mindfulness retreat time. If you have questions about your level of experience, please email training@mindfulschools.org.

Scholarships

There are limited need-based scholarship spots available for each training. Please visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more and to download the application.

Upcoming Curriculum Training Courses


Register Jul. 10 – Aug. 21, 2014 Online Course $550

Register Aug. 22 – Aug. 24, 2014 Oakland, CA $550

Register Sep. 11 – Oct. 23, 2014 Online Course $550

Register Oct. 17 – Oct. 19, 2014 New York, NY $550

Register Oct. 30 – Dec. 11, 2014 Online Course $550

Vanessa RossFor group discounts and other questions, please contact Vanessa Ross.

For financial assistance, please complete our scholarship application form.

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