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 Details (most up to date info below)

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 prioritize your well-being, improving your stress resiliency, classroom climate, 

and more. We hope you will join us in our professional community of mindfulness-based practice and learning!

Individual Professional Membership for $79.99 per 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 $499.99 or $999.99 per year

To truly become a coalition of schools, we are encouraging educators to request that their administration support interested educators through group membership. A professional membership can be for any education-related organization including an ROE, DOE, BOCES, special education cooperative, etc. It is $499.99 for up to 50 people and $999.99 for unlimited people in your group.

Here's How It Works:

  1. Group decides if they will offer COSEM membership for free to their team or if they will recoup the cost (i.e. charge $10/person).  They could send out a survey to gauge interest and/or sign up interested people. These email templates can be used.

  2. One rep from the group registers and pays HERE or contacts hello@educatingmindfully.org if PO/check is being used.

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

  4. Group could give out 24 PDs/CEs in May for educators who view 24 or more hours of PD content on our video-tracking Member Site. We’ll provide a certificate of completion to those who qualify. OR: Members have the option to purchase PDs/CEs through COSEM for $30 each May.

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