NO. OF CREDITS:
5 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 3.33 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
Do you find yourself searching for happiness and never quite reaching it? Have you come to the realization that your health is not what it should be: extra pounds, fast food, and health implications? Healthy living is being offered to help you unleash your own power to recover and harness your energy for full health benefits. Uncover the surprising way in which your body is connected to the afflictions of civilization. Investigate the power of living in a more healthful way through your diet exercise, sleep, reactions to stress, mindfulness, and more. If your goal is to live a long and healthy life to the fullest, then you don’t want to miss out on this course. This course will highlight how the current pressure and stress in modern life have removed us from our biological needs and are making us ill. It is also about how to avoid this distress and find a way to happiness. This course is practical, disarming, loaded with research, and will literally ignite and inspire you to change and Go Wild. If you are looking to manage your stress levels, find more energy, improve your sleep, and sharpen your mental skills, join me for an experience that will help you secure a healthier, happier future. Healthy Living NOW! This course is appropriate for grades K-12 instructors, administrators, parents.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Go Wild: Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution's Other Rules for Total Health and Well-being. Course text, is approximately $10.00 used on Amazon.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Introduction.
For those participating in Group Collaboration, this assignment is Required to be completed individually by all participants. Also, You must complete your introduction before moving on to other assignments.
Introduce yourself with a background profile.
Send to Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #1.’
Assignment #2: Human 101. Why it Matters?
How is our health connected to reproduction of the next generation, our young and the development of our big brains?
Could our link to food come from our grandparents?
Assignment #3: What Ails Us?
Read pages 39-59 in the text. Respond in a 1-2 page paper after considering the following:
Send to Brenda at email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #3.’
Assignment #4: Our Wellness and Food
Assignment #5: Devotion to Motion.
Enjoy this video from Professor John Ratey and use it as part of your learning:
Consider this video from Dr. Ratey about aging and exercise:
Send to Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #5.’
Assignment #6: Bodies at Rest.
View this link on sleep and willpower, which also results in taking care of your brain.
Check out this link on students and sleep deprivation: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-22209818.
Check out this link on the connection between blue lights and your sleep: http://fox2now.com/2013/09/16/blue-light-may-be-keeping-you-awake/
Send to Brenda at email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #6.’
Assignment #7: Aware. Respond in a 1-2 page paper.
Watch the video link to understand the new definition of stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU
Watch the video link to understand more about the importance of telemores: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBngws_cWho
Send to Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #7.’
Assignment #8: Nature. Respond in a 1-2 page paper.
Read pgs. 173-191 in your text. Respond in a 1-2 page paper.
Assignment #9: Tribes. Respond in a 1-2 page paper.
Assignment #10: Wiring. Respond in a 1-2 page paper.
Read pgs. 217-239 in your text. Respond in a 1-2 page paper.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #11: Lesson Development. (Required for 400 & 500 Level)
For those participating in Group Collaboration, this assignment is Required to be completed individually by all participants.
Complete one of the following options:
Send to Brenda at email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #11-A.’
Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Send to Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Healthy Living #11-B.’
Assignment #12: Conversation Write-Up. Write 1-2 pages. (Required for 400 & 500 Level)
Assignment #13: (500 Level ONLY)
Keep a Healthy Living NOW journal for two (2) weeks. For your journal include one (1) of the following. Believe it!!
You really can begin to change your life in two (2) weeks.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #14: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Brenda McKinney, CEO of Vancouver, WA based BrainVolution, is a developer and dynamic facilitator of workshops that teach practical thinking and learning tools for raising student achievement with the brain in mind. She has trained educators throughout the Pacific Northwest and is a popular presenter because of her ability to motivate, make things fun, and teach practical techniques for the classroom that can be used immediately. Brenda continues to read hundreds of books and articles on the subject of neuroscience and searches for the answer to success for every student. Her work with at-risk students and those with reading problems have made her a popular speaker at the state, regional and national level.
Brenda is able to synthesize the new research and continues to address the role of how to use the latest findings to create high achievement classroom. She brings 30+ years of experience at the elementary, middle school, high school and university level as a mentor teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, university instructor, and reading specialist. Brenda has her Master’s in Education from Washington State University and is nationally certified in Brain Based Learning through the renowned Jensen Corporation, led by Eric Jensen, a noted international spokesperson for neuroscience and education.
Brenda will inspire and motivate you with her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. Her wisdom, techniques, and brain based approach to education will inspire you and challenge you to meet the demands of this ever changing world.
HEALTHY LIVING NOW: Restore Your Health & Well Being