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WIU-QC To Host "Mindfulness for Teachers and Student Personnel"

February 3, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University's School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach, will host a professional development program for teachers on the WIU-QC Campus, "Mindfulness for Teachers and Student Personnel" on Saturday, March 25th at Riverfront Hall Room 103/104.

"Mindfulness for Teachers and Student Personnel" is designed as an experiential program to give teachers the tools to help students focus their attention during class, reduce test-taking anxiety, and improve behavioral interactions in the classroom.

The program instructor is Andrea Hyde, an associate professor of educational studies at WIU-QC. Dr. Hyde's policy and curriculum work involve mind-body practices in teacher education and professional development. Dr. Hyde teaches courses in social and multicultural foundations of education and qualitative research.

Illinois public school teachers and others are eligible to receive credit for professional development. For public school teachers, this includes four professional development hours for participating in the program. Only registrants attending the full program are eligible for professional developments hours.

The professional registration fee is $35 and includes professional development hours, documentation of hours, learning materials and workshop attendance. In addition, all attendees will receive access to a shared Google folder with research studies, review of research, information on programs, training opportunities and free resources for practicing and teaching mindfulness exercises at any level.

Registration information is due by March 22, 2017, to be assured of all workshop attendance privileges. For more information or to register, call the Quad Cities Office of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach at (309) 762-3999, ext. 62357.

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