Learning Opportunity

Somatic Strategies For Teachers - 5 Part Series

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: April Prescott

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Oct 16, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 23, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Oct 30, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 4Nov 06, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 5Nov 20, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-MH-221
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional/Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this Learning Opportunity

Level up your knowledge of sensory systems, regulation, and the stress response network through this series of sessions focused on somatic embodiment for the classroom. Somatic work helps us access additional pathways to learning and regulation by focusing attention on body awareness as the primary agent. Embodiment is learned through reflective awareness of sensations through three sensory feedback systems - exteroception, proprioception, and interoception. Participants will leave these sessions with a greater understanding of sensory components of learning, co-regulation and polyvagal theory. This knowledge will then be discussed as tools to directly use in the classroom setting.


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This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

About the Facilitator

April Prescott

My name is April Prescott, and when I was ten years old, I spent my summer holidays teaching to my stuffed animals—they were a captive audience and solidified my dream to become a teacher! I went on to work as an Educational Assistant for St Albert Public Schools for five years until I achieved my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta. While... Read more »