Exploring the Brain Body Connection: Social & Emotional Learning Through Purposeful Movement

Date:       February 23, 2023   
Time:       9:00am - 3:00pm

Location:   WCU Biltmore Park (Room #346)
            28 Schenck Parkway
            Asheville, NC 28803 

Cost:       FREE to WRESA Members & Burke County thanks to the Dogwood Health Trust Grant
            ***NOTE: Due to Grant Requirements, only WRESA Members and Burke County Staff are eligible to register for this workshop
CEUs:       5 Contact Hours
Audience:   Teachers, Counselors, Principals, Administrators, and other school leaders
Limit:      40 Participants
Presenter:  Dr. Natalie Boone

What to Bring: A charged device 

Description: This interactive workshop walks participants through daily academic routines and procedures and how these simple activities are connected to an MTSS. Relationships and connections can be made by using Restorative Practices. Participants will use this framework to develop their own practices to build strong classroom and school environments. Teachers already know the importance of building positive relationships with students and their families. These relationships become even more important for students who are experiencing trauma. Trauma-informed teaching starts with an understanding of how trauma can impact learning and behavior. Come spend the day learning how to recognize signs of trauma in your students and some strategies to implement to help regulate these students.  We will work through the 5 competencies of SEL and explore ways to implement each competency in your classroom through purposeful movement strategies!

For more information, please contact Carol Douglas at cdouglas@wresa.org

Presenter: Dr. Natalie Boone is currently an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Mars Hill University, where she also serves at the Teacher Education Coordinator. She has been at Mars Hill University for the past 7 years.  Natalie’s teaching career began as an Elementary Physical Education Teacher for 10 years in Haywood County where her pride was in teaching academic content in her daily movement lessons. She is trained and certified in Action Based Learning, Brain Based Learning, and Trauma Informed Yoga. Natalie loves the science behind how the brain and body are connected and how they both impact learning on all levels. She currently presents for regional, district, state, and national conferences for PE teachers, classroom teachers, and administrators.

***REMINDER:  Your school system must be a WRESA Member, OR, you must be a Burke County staff member to be eligible to sign up for this workshop. 

If you are unsure whether your school system is a member of WRESA, click  WRESA MEMBER List.