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Mindfulness And Google Tools- An Unlikely Collaboration

Appropriate for K-12 educators

 

Prerequisite:
– Google Account
– Access to computer/Google at home (a Chromebook will be provided for in class work, but will not be taken home)

Course Description:

It’s the end of another school year with deadlines, makeups, meetings, etc. So much to do, so little time and our anxiety is running high! Come join me each Thursday for a time that will not only allow you to delve into the philosophy and  benefits of Mindfulness relating to you and your students, but will also teach you some of the basics of Google Tools that you will use to develop a series of lessons and assessments to get you prepared for this school year.

This course will  focus on utilizing Google Tools and other technology to create and organize curriculum based lessons and assessments. In addition, through readings and other online experiences, participants will become familiar with the philosophy and techniques of Mindfulness that will then be integrated into your planning to help focus, calm and rejuvenate your students and yourself.

Course Goals and Objectives:

  • Participants will seamlessly enhance their daily instruction using Google Tools Technology:
    • Gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate through and utilize the a variety of Google Tools, ie, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms and Google Sheets.
    • Explore Google Add-ons and other digital assessments to support lesson planning.
  • Participants will engage in the learning, exploration, discussion, and hands-on practice of skills necessary for the purpose of developing and organizing goal specific, engaging lesson slides.
  • Participants will explore, then determine appropriate digital assessments that can be incorporated into their developing lessons.
  • Participants will read and reflect on the philosophy and techniques of Mindfulness in relation to self, students and teaching.
  • Participants will creatively integrate parts of the Mindfulness practice into their teaching practice.
  • Participants will collaborate in an online forum

Required Textbook:
Hawn, Goldie (2013). 10 Mindful Minutes