Learn more about each day below; they each have a different focus so we recommend attending all three!
Mindful Schools will be hosting a Mindful Room at the conference. It will be an exhibition displaying various mindfulness activities, wall displays, photos, teaching props and books for school-aged students. They curated this room with suggestions from educators from across the nation. It will be open and available for conference attendees to explore the display as well as offer a space for practice throughout Thursday and Friday of the conference. We hope visitors walk away from this exhibition inspired to try out one of these ideas in their school.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Investment per day is $150 ($450 for all three days) through Feb 10, and $200 from then until Feb 23.
No onsite registration. No group or package rates. No refunds, but contact us for ticket transfers.
A special thanks to DuPage Regional Office of Education for partnering with us to get attendees 6 CPDUs or 6 CEUs for each day. Non-IL attendees should check that their state accepts them as a provider. Attendees wanting units must sign in and out each day and also complete an evaluation form each day.
Register for each day separately.
For Thursday: Lunch and the evening Expo are included in Coalition Gathering ticket. There is also the option to just purchase the Expo ticket and NOT the Coalition Gathering.
For Friday: Lunch is included.
For Saturday: You'll need to chose your workshop choice at time of registration. Lunch is NOT included.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019
COALITION GATHERING 8:30-4:00 (ALL OUR WELCOME! EVERYONE IS A MEMBER OF THE COALITION!)
Thursday from 8:30-4:00, the Coalition of Schools will have their inaugural Coalition Gathering. Come to share and/or come to learn! The goal of this day is to showcase real life Pre-K through College examples of how systemic integration of mindfulness is helping to create safe, inclusive, equitable, culturally responsive, and thriving school communities.
We are excited to have Barnaby Spring, New York City Department of Education's Director of Mindfulness in Education lead the whole day starting with a keynote on 'The Emergence of Mindfulness in Education: Laughter, Discovery and Beauty', then at lunch roundtable discussions and then for the closing session where there will be a Q and A to pick his brain.
Other confirmed breakout session presenters:
Gene Olsen, Maria Bidelman & Mary McCarter, Ways to Reach the Hard to Reach: Working with Behavior Challenges and ASD
Grace Helms Kotre, MSW, Power to Be, Using Mindfulness to Challenge Implicit Bias
Tim Pedigo & Glenna Howell, Governor's State, Heart-Based Teaching: A Mindfulness Program for Preservice Teachers
Gloria Delany-Barrman, Debra Vinci-Minogue & Lindsay Meeker, Mindfulness in ESL Education
Michele Martin, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN, Starting a High School Mindfulness Elective Course
Linda Ryden, Lafayette Elementary in Washington D.C., Teaching Peace/Conflict Resolution with Mindfulness and Brain Science
Michael McCarthy & Sarah Gaw, Distinctive Schools, How Mindfulness Unlocked Our Personalized Learning and SEL Journey
Joan Tetrault, Trottier Middle School, Southborough, MA, Middle School Mindfulness Elective and Student Support
Adenia Linker, Erikson Institute SEL Initiative, Mindful-Based SEL and Behavior Guidance in PreK-2nd Grade
Cheryl Hazek, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Early Childhood Executive Function Screening and Mindfulness Interventions
Karen Mercer, alternative schools educator, Trauma Informed, Now What?
Patti Ward, Mindful Moments in Education, Community of Practice: A Blended Learning Model for PD at Kent ISD in Michigan
Tina Raspanti, Leah Northrup, educators in southwest PA, Building Compassionate Learning Communities Together
Details on breakout sessions can be found on the Thursday Session Details Page.
Lunch and the Thursday evening Expo/Keynote are included in the Coalition Gathering ticket price.
$150 Sept 1-Feb 10, and $200 from then until Feb 21. No onsite registration.
RESOURCE EXPO, FILM SCREENING AND FUNDRAISER 6:00-9:30
Thursday evening is a special fundraising event where all community members are welcome-we hope a lot of parents and teens will attend together. Congressman Tim Ryan has a vote in DC late afternoon so is unable to be our keynote, but we are excited to show a film screening of May I Be Happy and meet with the filmmakers afterward. They are flying in from France to get footage of our event for their next project. They'll be interviewing attendees and presenters throughout the 3 days.
Over $10,000 in mindfulness-related give-aways will be raffled off. Attend to support mindfulness in schools and learn about local, national, and online mindfulness resources. Consider gifting the item you win to your favorite teacher or school.
There is the option to just purchase a ticket to the Resource Expo and Keynote (and not the Coalition Gathering). Keynote Ticket proceeds will benefit educator scholarships and our Mindfulness Resource Fund, $20/person.
CHECK-IN | RESORT CAFE OPEN | MINDFUL SCHOOLS' MINDFUL ROOM OPEN ALL DAY
COALITION GATHERING: OPENING BY BARNABY SPRING, NYCDOE, THE EMERGENCE OF MINDFULNESS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
COALITION GATHERING: LUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
COALITION GATHERING: TWO 50 MIN BREAKOUT SESSIONS LED BY SCHOOLS FROM ACROSS THE NATION
COALITION GATHERING: PLENARY PANEL Q & A AND CLOSING REFLECTION ACTIVITIES
DINNER ON OWN | EXPO SET-UP
6:00-7:00 RESOURCE EXPO, NETWORKING, CASH BAR-PUT YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS INTO GIVE-AWAY RAFFLES OF CHOICE
FILM SCREENING OF MAY I BE HAPPY (CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN HAS VOTE THIS DAY AND CAN'T MAKE IT) AND MEET FILMMAKERS
TICKET SALE PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR MINDFULNESS RESOURCE FUND
RESOURCE EXPO, NETWORKING, CASH BAR-RAFFLE WINNERS POSTED
CONTINUE NETWORKING AND SOCIALIZING INFORMALLY IN RESORT LOUNGE AREA
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019
Friday's Conference is 8:30-4:00; we'll hear from experts in mindful education and choose from different breakout sessions to learn about a wide variety of mindfulness topics and programs. If you are new to mindfulness, we will have general topic sessions to get you started and if you are looking to implement a specific mindfulness program or curriculum, we will have many sessions led by organizations that provide them. It will be an unmatchable research opportunity to help select the resources that best fit the unique needs for your learning environment. See DETAILS page for session and presenter information.
If you are interested in learning more about our Board of Directors, Advisory Team, or providing input in the future plans for COSEM, please attend our Annual Board Meeting on Friday evening at 6:00. All are welcome!
Lunch is included. $150 Sept 1-Feb 10, and then $200 until Feb 21. No onsite registration.
CHECK-IN | RESORT CAFE OPEN | MINDFUL SCHOOLS' MINDFUL ROOM OPEN ALL DAY
SESSION 1-MATT DEWAR, COSEM 18-19 BOARD PRESIDENT, MINDFULNESS IN SCHOOLS: WHAT EVERY EDUCATOR NEEDS TO KNOW
9:30-10:20 | 10:30-11:20
SESSION 2 AND 3-TWO 50 MIN EXPERIENTIAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS-8 CHOICES TO CHOOSE FROM
11:20-12:00 | 12:00-12:50
LUNCH | SESSION 4-BARNABY SPRING, NYC DEPT OF EDUCATION, MINDFULNESS AND TRAUMA: THE FRUITFUL WOUND
1:00-1:50 | 2:00-2:50
SESSION 5 AND 6-TWO 50 MIN EXPERIENTIAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS-8 CHOICES TO CHOOSE FROM
SESSION 7- 5 MIN 'IGNITE' TALKS BY EDUCATORS AND CLOSING REFLECTION ACTIVITIES
ANNUAL COSEM STEERING MEETING-ALL ARE WELCOME!
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019---WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING INTENSIVES
This is our 'Dive Deeper' day. Saturday you can either sign up for a workshop to start/deepen your personal mindfulness practice or sign up for a training intensive to learn how to implement a specific mindfulness program at your school. Go to WORKSHOPS page for details or clink on the workshop titles below.
All workshops are 8:30-4:00; lunch on own/not included. $150 Sept 1-Feb 10, and then $200 until Feb 21. No onsite registration.
Select workshop choice at time of registration.
Barnaby Spring and Matt Dewar-School Mindfulness Champion Workshop
Tina Raspanti-CARE Workshop: Creating Awareness and Resilience in Education
Gina Biegel-Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T)
Yoga 4 Classrooms-Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to Improve SEL, Academic Success, Behavior and Climate