July 7 – 11, 2014 (from 9:00 am – noon each day).
Room E402, Centre for Learning Building, KLO Campus, Okanagan College
Clay McLeod, of Continuum: Advocacy & Educational Fieldwork, is proud to offer “Meeting the Needs of Learners with Mindfulness,” a learning opportunity for parents and a summer professional development seminar for teachers and child care workers.
This seminar will take place at Okanagan College’s KLO campus in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, from July 7 – 11, 2014 (from 9:00 am – noon each day). Registration for this engaging educational seminar, which will involve 15 hours of in-class instruction and access to a private, interactive, & collaborative webspace with other participants, will cost $250 + $12.50 GST (for a total of $262.50).
Meeting the Needs of Learners with Mindfulness will give participants an opportunity to learn about mindfulness – and related practices – and how such practices can enhance personal wellness and one’s ability to navigate social situations. Participants will learn practical exercises involving mindfulness and related practices. Participants will also investigate what neuroscience has revealed about mindfulness and related practices. Participants will consider how their parenting and/or teaching practice can cultivate an environment where children can thrive, experience enhanced personal well-being, and develop a desire and the ability to have an effective and positive impact on their world. To view a promotional Storify (with examples of seminar content), go to https://storify.com/ClayMcLeod1969/meeting-the-needs-of-learners-with-mindfulness.
$250 + $12.50 GST = $262.50
Clay McLeod is a father, teacher, writer, consultant, former lawyer, and a union and social justice activist. He has been a classroom teacher since 2000 and currently teaches Grade 5 at South Kelowna Elementary School. He has presented over 30 educational workshops and seminars, including two for the University of British Columbia. He has a Master’s degree from UBC’s Okanagan campus and wrote his graduate thesis about mindfulness, developing the concepts of socially-engaged pedagogy and mindful, communicative kindness His writing has appeared in publications ranging from the Alberta Law Review to Owl magazine. View his classroom website here: http://mistermcleod.weebly.com/.