Culture of Care, 4-Day Series July

Delaware Department of Education, in collaboration with Pure Edge, Inc., will host a four-part Culture of Care institute for educators and leaders. The Culture of Care training prepares educators to deliver breathing, mindful movement, and relaxation exercises in the classroom and to train colleagues to do the same. Participants in the training will learn and be able to communicate how this approach promotes social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom. In this virtual setting, each session includes a self-care practice for participants and time for Q&A and practical implementation strategies. The sessions are highly interactive and participants will practice teaching the exercises with colleagues. Participants will become familiar with the Pure Edge online resource library to support establishing a Culture of Care at their school site.

7/12 [Video][PDF]  7/13 [Video][PDF]  7/14 [Video][PDF]  7/15 [Video][PDF]

Building a Mindful Meditation Practice, 4-Day Series

Establishing a daily meditation practice does not have to be a struggle. We will start a little at a time in order to help build a sustainable practice. The most important thing to do is to just show up and start. Taking this attitude can help motivate you and provide the inspiration needed to carry your seated meditation practice forward. Practice can be done seated in a chair or on a cushion or on a pile of folded blankets, on the floor.

7/6 [Video][PDF]  7/7 [Video][PDF]  7/8 [Video][PDF]  7/9 [Video][PDF]

 

Using Our Online Resources to Implement with Students

How do I access the online resources? Where do I need to go to get the Brain Breaks that we just learned? How can I bring what I just learned into the schedule of the school day with my students, whether virtually or when we return to in-person classes? Let’s answer these questions and more to help the ongoing transitions happening at your school, district, and community-at-large. There will be 20-25 minutes of short user-friendly content and a 10-15 minute Q&A.

Using Our Online Resources to Implement with Students

How do I access the online resources? Where do I need to go to get the Brain Breaks that we just learned? How can I bring what I just learned into the schedule of the school day with my students, whether virtually or when we return to in-person classes? Let’s answer these questions and more to help the ongoing transitions happening at your school, district, and community-at-large. There will be 20-25 minutes of short user-friendly content and a 10-15 minute Q&A.

Well-Being Wednesdays in March

This Well-Being Wednesday series will offer experiential mindfulness-based sessions designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Each session is 30 minutes. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise. All live sessions will have ASL interpretation.

3/3 [Video] [PDF]  3/10 [Video] [PDF]  3/17 [Video] [PDF]  3/24 [Video] [PDF]  3/31 [Video] [PDF]

Well-Being Wednesdays

This Well-Being Wednesday series will offer experiential mindfulness-based sessions designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Each session is 30 minutes. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise. All live sessions will have ASL interpretation.

Feb. 3 [Video] [PDF]  Feb. 10 [Video] [PDF]  Feb. 17 [Video] [PDF]  Feb. 24 [Video] [PDF]

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday is a 30-minute, experiential mindfulness-based session designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise.

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday is a 30-minute, experiential mindfulness-based session designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise.

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday is a 30-minute, experiential mindfulness-based session designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise.

 

 

#TeacherTuesday – Book Club with Dr. Tish Jennings

#TeacherTuesday Book Club with Dr. Tish Jennings

Join Dr. Jennings for this three-day series, as she takes us through her new book Teacher Burnout Turnaround Strategies for Empowered Educators. All sessions will be closed-captioned.

January 12 – Part I – Addressing Teacher Stress and Burnout [Video] [PDF]
January 19 – Part II – Preparing for Transformative Change [Video] [PDF]
January 26 – Part III – Empowering Teachers [Video] [PDF]

Virtual Field Trip to Support SEL in the Classroom – MS & HS

Educators and students, join us for an interactive virtual field trip to start off the new year. Together we will practice strategies to support SEL initiatives in the classroom focusing on Self-Awareness. To access the field trip, teachers sign up via this Zoom link and then you’ll share your screen with your students. This is a 30 minute session with closed captioning.

Virtual Field Trip to Support SEL in the Classroom – Elementary

Educators and students, join us for an interactive virtual field trip to start off the new year. Together we will practice strategies to support SEL initiatives in the classroom focusing on Self-Awareness. To access the field trip, teachers sign up via this Zoom link and then you’ll share your screen with your students. This is a 30 minute session with closed captioning.

Culture of Care Summer Institute II

Please join us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a 12-session series. We know that balancing the needs of online instruction and planning for a return in the fall is challenging. This series will help you build knowledge to integrate self-care and social-emotional learning skills into your online and in-person classes. Every session is free and live.

7/27 Session 1: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Self-Care  [Video]  [PDF]
7/29 Session 2: Respond vs. React: Superpowers  [Video]  [PDF]
7/31 Session 3: Stress & Allostatic Load [Video]  [PDF]
8/3 Session 4: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 1  [Video]  [PDF]
8/5 Session 5: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 2  [Video]  [PDF]
8/7 Session 6: Neuroplasticity  [Video]  [PDF]
8/10 Session 7: Creating Healthy Habits  [Video]  [PDF]
8/12 Session 8: Taking in the Good  [Video]  [PDF]
8/14 Session 9: Six Critical Healing Factors  [Video]  [PDF]
8/17 Session 10: Building Belonging – Emotion & Cognition  [Video]  [PDF]
8/19 Session 11: Brain Breaks Implementation  [Video]  [PDF]
8/21 Session 12: Culture of Care Implementation  [Video]  [PDF]

Train the Trainer to Integrate a Culture of Care

We know that dozens of guidance documents call for focusing on educator and student well-being. So we are hosting a free series, Train the Trainer, for any and all educators. In this 4-part interactive series, participants will learn how to use our turn-key decks to support educators in their schools or districts.

Part 1 [Video] [PDF]   Part 2 [Video] [PDF]   Part 3 [Video] [PDF]   Part 4 [Video] [PDF]

Culture of Care Summer Institute I

Please join us Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for a 12-session series. We know that balancing the needs of online instruction and planning for a return in the fall is challenging. This series will help you build knowledge to integrate self-care and social-emotional learning skills into your online & in-person classes. Every session is free and live.

University of San Diego will provide EDU credits for Culture of Care course completion. University of San Diego will validate/issue transcripts in graduate level extension credits. As a reminder, it is always up to the student/participant to ensure that their institution will accept this type of continuing education credit. If you are seeking one EDU unit/credit, you must register for this 12-session source at the University of San Diego. This is ONLY if you are seeking one unit of credit for $75 from the University. Attendees can register for Institute 1 through midnight on June 12th. Here is the link to register for either of the sessions. The cost is $75 paid directly to USD.

**MARYLAND RESIDENTS: The course, Culture of Care Self-Care for Educators and Learners, has been approved for one (1) CPD credit until Dec 31, 2025 with the assigned CPD number of 20-68-13. Participants must complete all sessions to earn this credit.

Session 1: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Self-Care  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 2: Respond vs. React: Super Powers  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 3: Stress & Allostatic Load  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 4: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 1  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 5: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 2  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 6: Neuroplasticity  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 7: Creating Healthy Habits  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 8: Taking in the Good  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 9: Six Critical Healing Factors  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 10: Building Belonging – Emotion & Cognition  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 11: Brain Breaks Implementation  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 12: Culture of Care Implementation  [Video]  [PDF]

Educator Self-Care & Social Emotional Learning

These interactive sessions are designed to support the integration of caring for yourself, the educator, while supporting the social and emotional learning (SEL) initiatives for your students. Participants will apply focused awareness of each of the 5 SEL competencies during each session. We will explore safe and supportive relationships, strengthening co-regulation with others, and building interaction skills that support social competence and academic success in practical context with SEL. (5 Sessions)
Session 1: ESC & Self-Awareness  [Video]  [PDF]
Session 2: ESC & Self-Management  [Video]  [PDF]

Session 3: ESC & Social Awareness [Video]  [PDF]
Session 4: ESC & Relationship Skills 
[Video]  [PDF]
Session 5: ESC & Responsible Decision Making 
[Video]  [PDF]

Integrating the Pure Power Neuroscience Unit

In this interactive session, we will plan and develop rituals and routines to support your well-being and for your learners. In this interactive session, educators will develop an understanding of how to integrate A Peek Inside the Amazing Brain (PreK-5) & The Neuroscience of Stress (6-12) for the first four weeks of school.

Grades PreK-2  [Video]  [PDF]   Grades 3-5  [Video]  [PDF]
Middle School  [Video]  [PDF]    High School  [Video]  [PDF]

Culture of Care Webinar Series

Please join us Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays for a 12-session series.  Each session is 65 minutes.  Participants can join any session in the series. We know that balancing the needs of online instruction and planning for a return in the fall is challenging. We have planned this series to help you build knowledge, self-care, and social-emotional learning skills into your online and in-person classes. Every session is free and live.

Session 1: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Self-Care  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 2: Respond vs. React: Super Powers  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 3: Stress & Allostatic Load  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 4: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 1  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 5: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 2  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 6: Neuroplasticity  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 7: Creating Healthy Habits  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 8: Taking in the Good  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 9: Six Critical Healing Factors  [PDF]  [Video]
Session 10: Building Belonging – Emotion & Cognition  [PDF] [Video]
Session 11: Brain Breaks Implementation  [PDF] [Video]
Session 12: Culture of Care Implementation  [PDF]  [Video]