Nutrition and Physical Activity Workshops at the SC Symposium


Friday NuPA Workshops:
Be Inspired, Be active, Be Better!
Friday, February 8th 10:20 am – 11:50 am 
Location: Mauretania (M Deck)
Childhood obesity has been called America’s true national crisis. Expanded learning programs provide the perfect opportunity to fight this crisis. Through interactive activities learn how to strengthen the healthy choices and behaviors in your program. Discover how healthy choices and behaviors connects to other quality standards and social emotional learning skills. Leave with resources and activities you can start using tomorrow.
Mindfulness in the Digital Age: A teacher’s Guide to Developing a Personal Meditation Practice and Fostering Mindfulness in the Classroom
Friday, February 8th 10:20 am – 11:50 am Location: King’s View Room 
Headspace, Inc – the world’s first meditation app has helped 35 million people in over a 190 countries live healthier and happier lives. From professional athletes, to top business leaders, and now through a foray into digital medicine Headspace is quickly becoming the “go-to” guide for health and happiness. Through the work of several key partners in the K-12 education space as well as key research partners and behavior scientists, the Headspace team has now developed a comprehensive guide for educators to live more mindfully both in their personal lives and in their classrooms.
Support Your Super Staff with 5 Relevant SEL Strategies!
Friday, February 8th 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm 
Location: King’s View Room
There is a growing need for staff to understand their own behavior, the need is becoming more dynamic by the minute! Our session provides educators with a hands-on, holistic approach that addresses everything from mindfulness, healthy behaviors, community engagement, digital/social consciousness and mastery of learning. Participants learn how to implement fresh ideas that are CASEL aligned, incorporate self-regulation, self- awareness, relationship skills, and balance to help staff AND students make better decisions, think globally and become 21st-century contributors. It’s time for something new- let’s start here! 
Skillastics® Enhancing Social & Emotional Learning through Physical Activity
Friday, February 8th 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm 
Location: Britannia
Not all children are athletic, but EVERY CHILD deserves to have a positive experience being physically active in an environment that highlights individual strengths. The five (5) key components of SEL are crucial in determining that positive experience. This workshop allows participants to experience first-hand how simple and easy it is to integrate SEL and physical activity through the innovative Skillastics® technique. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind session that addresses every child’s right to develop the appropriate knowledge, skills, behaviors, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.
Saturday NuPA Workshops:
#iAmImpact Healing Circles
Saturday, February 9th 9:50 am – 11:20 am Location: Mauretania (M Deck)
Healing Circles is not a particular program or blueprint. Healing Circles are an invitation to dialogue and an exploration of what a community (Expanded Learning Program) needs to ensure all members strengthen and maintain healthy relationships. Positive relationships play a key role in expanded learning program success. Healing Circles promote state quality standards like youth voice and leadership, skill building, safe and supportive environment, diversity, equity and access to name a few.  
Using Trauma Informed Practices: Participants will Learn about Trauma Informed Practices
Saturday, Febuary 9th 11:40 am – 1:10 pm Location: Royal Salon
A mindset shift from “What is wrong?” to “What happened?” will bring significant changes in children’s behavior. Trauma Informed Practices increase student’s Social Emotional Learning and make differences in positive student growth. Participants will practice concepts presented through sample scenarios and group learning. Best practices presented will cover creating a safe and nurturing environment through adult-to-child relationship. After School staff have a unique opportunity to create bonds with students outside of the regular school day. This is an important time to make a difference in a child’s life. 
Nourishing Students: Using Enrichment Activities to Engage Children through Food and Health
Saturday, February 9th 11:40 am – 1:10 pm Location: Verandah Grill
Nourishing Students is a handbook designed to teach practitioners how to engage children in exploring the abundance of locally-grown produce. Workshop participants will take part in an interactive session, practicing experiential activities that will make after-school, out- of-school, and summer programs more fun and memorable, while empowering children to broaden their understanding of food, health, the environment, and their palate. All participants will receive a copy of the Nourishing Students enrichment activity guide.