3 Credits / 45 Hours
in-service credit only
Approaches to Whole Child Education
“Rather than focusing solely on students’ academic achievement, the whole child approach to education focuses on students’ well-being beyond the classroom. It’s centered on the idea that preparing students for the future goes beyond preparation in academia.” –Edith Esperaza
This course will examine the philosophy of whole child education, considering the health, safety, & social-emotional wellness of a student while they are supported & challenged within schools. Educators will learn the main components of whole child education and research effective practices in real-world examples from schools across the nation. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to research successful administrators as well as explore whole child action plans in order to turn-key information within his/her school/district.
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only