Confused by the Common Core State Standards? You’re not alone. As the largest-ever attempt in the US to set K12 standards for college- and career- readiness, the Common Core was quickly adopted by 42 states (and the District of Columbia) and inevitably resulted in some confusion for educators and parents nationwide.
Simply put, standards set goals for what students should know and be able to do. By setting new benchmarks for English language arts and math, the Common Core aims to get students across the United States on the same page, wherever they are.
What does this have to do with yoga? The Core Standards emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills… skills that all other subjects, including physical education and health, play vital parts in helping students develop. Furthermore, yoga can offer a way for both students and teachers to ease the stress and anxiety of the high stakes tests that come with the Common Core.
Led by Yoga Ed. CEO Brynne Caleda and Trainers Harmony Turner & Candis Ogilvie, this 45 minute workshop explores the Common Core Standards and how we can easily, effectively reinforce and lesson plan to the Core Standards in yoga to support students grades K-12.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this workshop…
- The Common Core Standards: what they are and why they matter
- How yoga class supports Common Core Standards and increases student learning, understanding, & application through experiential education
- How to create a 20-60 minute Common Core aligned yoga lesson plan
- Real-life examples of educators using yoga tools to reinforce Standards in the classrooms
- Plus, live Q&A with the Yoga Ed. team to answer all of your questions about reinforcing the Common Core with yoga education
**Prerecorded on May 19, 2016**
About Brynne Caleda, M.Ed.
Brynne Caleda is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for student’s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children.
About Harmony Turner, MFA
Dancer, yogi, and educator, Harmony Turner, has an incredible passion for movement arts, education, and children. Alongside a BA in Theatre Arts and MFA in Dance, Harmony is also a Yoga Ed. Trainer and Educator (PK-12) for Honolulu, Hawaii. She has immersed herself in the field of education and is on her way to achieving a Master’s in Teaching for Elementary Education. Having worked for many diverse and influential organizations, Harmony founded HarmsaStar, a dance, yoga, and education company.
About Candis Ogilvie, M.Ed.
Candis Ogilvie is a former elementary school teacher whose experiences with the education system inspired her to pursue meaningful change for students and teachers alike, through yoga programming in schools throughout West Michigan. Candis believes that responsibility of schools extends beyond academic success, and seeks to provide children with life skills in order to learn and live at their best through family and children’s yoga classes, school programming and coaching.