PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

COSEM's professional membership includes an online community that connects mindful educators and schools worldwide, allowing us to more fully join forces to affect change. Our membership vision is to transform both ourselves and our educational systems, with cooperative learning and mentorship at the heart.

Professional membership dues and benefits run annually and you can become a member at any time. You can join COSEM as an individual member or as a school or organization member.

 

Details are below. Click here for full financial aid scholarship and quarterly payment plans.

Professional Membership Informational Meeting

Throughout the year, our membership planning committee will coordinate a variety of professional development, mentorship, and self-care offerings on Zoom, led by our experienced members and experts in the field. With our platform, members can also easily create groups, events, and courses--allowing us to learn about each other's research, lesson plans, and more. And as a co-op, we can add more expert-led offerings as the number of members grows​. Learn more about joining our Sharing Team here. 

 

Many schools cover professional membership dues and/or professional development up to a certain amount. Here is a template that can be submitted to your administrator for payment or reimbursement of individual or school membership dues. 

As a 501c3 nonprofit, membership dues are tax-deductible. Donating more than your annual dues will help sustain our mission and allow collaborative projects such as the publication of an annual Educating Mindfully Journal. Learn about Sponsor Membership Plans hereContact Tracy Heilers at hello@educatingmindfully.org with any questions.

Our passionate and supportive members will help make your well-being a priority, improving your stress resiliency, classroom climate, and more. We hope you will join us in our professional community of mindfulness-based practice and learning!

Upcoming Membership Calendar
Individual Professional Membership for $79/year 

  • Connection

    • Create a personal profile and start meeting people with common interests on our Member Site (Mighty Networks platform)​

    • Share resources, research, events, lessons plans, inspirational quotes, questions, polls, and more 

    • Stay up-to-date on everything in the mindfulness in education field

  • Mentorship  ​

    • Monthly Member Mentorship Meetings are informal, interactive, and include practicing together

    • Experienced COSEM members share details on how they are affecting change in their class, school, district, and beyond

    • The first year we have chapter authors from our Educating Mindfully book lead these meetings in a book club-style

  • Support 

    • Ability to create and join groups on our Member Site, such as our Global Classroom Connection Group

    • Ability to be matched up with a small support group that meets monthly during the school year. Learn more here.

    • Monthly discussion prompts and support group guidelines will be provided for your online chats and virtual meet-ups​

  • Self-Care

    • Yoga, meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Tai Chi, Qigong, EFT, reflexology, etc. sessions led by experienced COSEM members

    • Prioritize your well-being and build your emotional resiliency

  • Professional Development 

    • PD events led by experienced members, authors, and experts; varying in length, topic, and design

    • Ability to take and lead additional fee-based specialty courses. Learn more here.

  • Mindful Learning Center and Continuing Education Credits

    • Ability to watch past EMCON sessions, mentorship meetings, self-care sessions, and PD events

    • This area of our Member Site has course creation and video tracking features like Teachable

    • Ability to receive 24 PDs/CEs each May for an additional $30 for viewing 24 hours of Mindful Learning Center content​

School or Organization Professional Membership for $499/year 

To truly become a coalition of schools, we are encouraging educators to go to their admin and request they support interested educators through a school membership. A professional membership can be for any education-related organization including an ROE, BOCES, special education cooperative, etc. Membership cost is as low as $10/person when you register as a school or organization. It is $499 for up to 50 people and $10 for each additional person.

Here's How It Works:

  1. Org decides if they will offer COSEM membership for free to their team or if they will recoup the cost (for instance charge $10/person). They could also give out a certain number of memberships for free based on their budget.

  2. Org emails out a survey to gauge interest and/or sign up interested people. COSEM can create a personalized graphic if desired or see our email templates.

  3. One rep from org registers and pays starting HERE or contacts hello@educatingmindfully.org if there are more than 50 people or if PO/check is being used.

  4. We will email you instructions to forward to your team for them to gain access to member benefits.

  5. Org could give out 24 PDs/CEs in May for educators who view 24 or more hours PD content on our video-tracking Member Site. We’ll provide a detailed spreadsheet showing dates and which PD content each person viewed for your records. OR: Members have the option to purchase PDs/CEs through COSEM for $30 each May.

Ambassador Program

The Mighty Networks platform has an Ambassador Program feature where we can give rewards to those who help grow our membership. When you invite in as few as two new members, you’re adding rocket fuel to what our community can accomplish together. Each August, we will send out a special discount link to our bronze, silver, and gold ambassadors to use when they renew their membership. The platform automatically tracks everyone's invites so you don't need to sign up to be an ambassador. Our Member Site also has invite buttons to easily send invite emails or join links to your colleagues.

  • Bronze Level Ambassadors sign up 2 members within the year and receive 10% off Tier 2 Membership for the next school year

  • Silver Level Ambassadors sign up 10 members within the year and receive 50% off Tier 2 Membership for the next school year

  • Gold Level Ambassadors sign up 25 members within the year and receive 100% off Tier 2 Membership for the next school year

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