Creating a Sustainable Future - Integrating Wellness & Environmental Education

Portland, OR
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Creating a Sustainable Future - Integrating Wellness & Environmental Education
Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:00 AM -
Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Still Moving Yoga, LLC
10040 SW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
United States

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with Lynea Gillen MS, Leah Shuyler, MA Kim Wilson MEd & Leah Schuyler  

   
$230 Course fee 
$15 Curriculum guide
$55 extra for 1 PSU Graduate Credit
  

From the air we breathe to the food we eat to the exercise and solace we find in nature, our personal wellness is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. 

National studies have shown that the experiential and conceptual use of environmental education as an integrating concept improves student health and learning in math, science, social studies and language arts. But some of the great challenges in teaching environmental education are how to get us and our students reconnected with the natural world, how to stay engaged and hopeful in the face of overwhelming issues and how to work together to creatively respond to our changing world.  

This course demonstrates how Yoga Calm and environmental education activities can be used together to develop high interest, interdisciplinary lessons that meet and support K-8 health, science and physical education standards and curricula.

Through exploring techniques of physical yoga, observation, self-reflection, social/emotional skills development, storytelling and simple schoolyard explorations, teachers, counselors and environmental educators will learn how to cultivate children's innate curiosity and appreciation of their bodies, each other, animal life and other aspects of their natural, daily environment.  This foundation provides the motivation and a powerful thematic basis for integrating more cognitive environmental education and natural science curricula.

With this creative, highly experiential and integrated approach to environmental education, meaningful connections between personal and planetary health can be drawn, fostering a lifelong interest in science and increased environmental citizenry and stewardship.

Open to all - no prerequisites or prior yoga experience necessary.

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Offered cooperatively by Portland State University, Continuing Education in the Graduate School of Education (CE/ED) and Still Moving Yoga, LLC. One PSU Undergraduate or Graduate Credit and/or 10 CEU/Clock Hours available. Coursework also applies toward Yoga Calm Teacher Certification and qualifies for professional development credit. Certificate of training hours provided.

The Course Fee is payable directly to Still Moving Yoga, LLC, and the PSU Credit Fee is payable to Portland State University. Both fees are collected by Still Moving Yoga, LLC.

Required textbook: Yoga Calm for Children.

More info: www.yogacalm.org

Yoga Calm is a program of Still Moving Yoga, LLC

 

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