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Location: Thetford

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 45

Cost: $ 490

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Maureen Burford
(802) 272-5950

Foundations 1: Ellen Tadd’s Framework for Wise Education Deb Norris

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Sponsor: OTHER
Instructor: Maureen Burford, M.Ed.

Educating with a Holistic Approach Join Director Maureen Burford to learn and implement a comprehensive yet efficient system for teaching and reaching the whole child. This course offers an experiential understanding of Tadd's Framework for Wise Education -- based on her pioneering discoveries about the human energy system, or chakra system, and its fundamental role in healthy human development. Tadd’s practical, holistic system includes principles, tools, and strategies that enhance the teaching of any subject, support teacher/student well-being, and address: Inspired learning and inner happiness The mechanics of focus and concentration The building blocks of self-esteem and confidence What it means to want the best for others Emotional wellbeing Cognitive and character development Positive relationships Developing responsibility and discipline Strategies for improving your partnership with parents and colleagues Participants in the Foundations 1 training join a diverse group of educators to gain a fundamental, comprehensive understanding of the Framework and its applications for ourselves and young people. Each week you will discover the function of a new chakra center and its role in teaching. The Foundations 1 course includes access to our online learning platform, accompanying written materials, online discussion forums, and audio/visual resources. Our in-person time together helps you experience and practice precise strategies and tools. Classes are limited to 18 attendees to support optimal learning. Intended Outcomes Participants will understand the chakra system's function and influence on human development. They will gain skills that enhance their work with colleagues. parents, and children in each of the seven Framework categories. In addition, participants will gain practice addressing common challenges in children such as struggles with focus and self-esteem, anxiety, bullying, shyness, impulsive behavior, and emotional overwhelm.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
January 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 31, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information

Our course orientation on Thursday, January 12th is not mandatory, but a highly recommended introduction to our online learning portal and to the flow of the course. Please order a copy of Ellen Tadd's book: The Wisdom of the Chakras (available on Amazon) so that you have it by Sunday, January 15th. All other course materials will be found in our portal! The course week runs from Sunday through Saturday, with a weekly live Zoom class on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm. More details about the course can be found on our website: https://www.creativelives.org/level-one-training. An early-bird rate of $425 applies through November 20, 2023.CEU's/Graduate Credits: This course is offered for 45 CEUs and/or 3 graduate credits (credits add an additional cost of $360 through SNHU). Foundations 1 is a prerequisite for further study in this approach. About the Facilitator Creative Lives Executive Director and Framework Facilitator Maureen Burford is a veteran teacher with 38 years of experience in the field. With support and training from her long-time teacher Ellen Tadd, she has brought the Framework approach to more than 3,200 youth and adults, locally and nationally, in the classroom and out-of-school settings. In 2019, she received The Lynn von Trapp Award for excellence in leading preventative programming for youth in Vermont. Maureen holds an M.Ed. in Creative Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in music from Cornell University.