Health and Wellness Online Courses

Total Courses : 13


Teaching Life's Essentials Series

Take your teaching to a new level, one that brings both you and your students to the highest degree of mental and emotional health and satisfaction. Investigate methods to teach life’s essential skills of happiness, inspiration, compassion, curiosity, growth
mindset, tolerance and resilience to promote optimum and teacher and learner wellness.

EDUO 9756: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Happiness

Take your teaching to a new level; one that brings both you and your students to the highest degree of mental and emotional health and satisfaction.   In this series, Teaching Life’s Essentials, EDUO 9756-9762 investigate methods to teach life’s essential skills of happiness, inspiration, compassion, curiosity, growth mindset, tolerance and resilience to promote optimum and teacher and learner wellness.

In this course teachers will read and view research that confirms the importance of developing certain skills and practices to bring about happiness. Following directed practice activities they will engage in a positive attitude and life style that can serve as a model for their students.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9757: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Compassion

Through website resources and course assignments, teachers will be supported in the development of a compassionate classroom while at the same time making their students aware of the importance of becoming compassionate citizens.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9758: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Curiosity

In this course, teachers will cultivate classroom learning by engaging student curiosity while respecting the order of their school.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9759: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Resilience

Resilience is a skill and can be taught. In this course you will find many tools to help teachers encourage and teach their students to bounce back from adversity.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9760: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Growth Mindset

Through website resources and course assignments the teacher will become aware of how a fixed mindset hinders the growth of many students and how a growth mindset can aid students in acquiring the skill of perseverance.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9761: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Inspiration

The inspiring educator strives to reach all students; the purpose of this course is to help teachers who aspire to inspire to realize that goal.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9762: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Tolerance

This course demonstrates that tolerance can best be taught by bringing people together and having them work with each other. Since this isn’t always possible, many materials and resources are presented to help teachers understand and promote fearlessly confronting intolerance, wherever it lies. Teachers are in one of the best places in society to foster tolerance.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit



All Health and Wellness Classes

(All classes are listed below by course number) 

EDUO 9533: Health and Wellness for the Educator

Be good to yourself as you develop and model a healthy lifestyle. Deepen your understanding of healthy diet, exercise and stress management strategies. 

Instructor: Matt Heglie 
mheglie@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $405

3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9534: Introduction to Farm to School

This course is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to learn more about the growing Farm to School movement in K-12 education. The term “farm to school” encompasses efforts that bring local or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias while supporting hands-on learning activities such as school gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes to support both academic learning and foster a connection between local food and healthy eating. It encourages the integration of food-related education into the classroom and develops connections between the school and the local agricultural community. This 1-credit course is delivered in an online, self-paced format that includes reading, research and reflection. It is the prerequisite for the 3-credit course, EDUO— Farm to School Practicum.

Instructor: Heather Ridge
hridge@dominicancaonline.com.

(1) USDAs Food Nutrition Services:Farm to School. http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school (retrieved July 19, 2014).

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9535: Farm to School Practicum

This 2-unit course is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to integrate farm-to-school lessons and activities into standards-based curriculum.

The term “farm to school” encompasses efforts that bring local or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias; hands-on learning activities such as school gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes; and the integration of food-related education into the classroom. (1) By exploring topics in agriculture and creating lesson plans that embed relevant concepts in science, math, literacy and social sciences into experiential activities centered around food production, educators can help enrich children’s bodies and minds while supporting connections with local agriculture.

Instructor: Heather Ridge
hridge@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9702: Bringing Mindfulness Practices (Meditation) into any Classroom

Explore the different forms of meditation and the scientific and educational benefits of mindfulness practices. Learn foundational techniques that you can apply to your classroom to benefit your students. After completing this course, extend your learning by enrolling in the course EDUO 9769.

Instructor: Eric Thompson
ethompson@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $155

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9756: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Happiness

Take your teaching to a new level; one that brings both you and your students to the highest degree of mental and emotional health and satisfaction.   In this series, Teaching Life’s Essentials, EDUO 9756-9762 investigate methods to teach life’s essential skills of happiness, inspiration, compassion, curiosity, growth mindset, tolerance and resilience to promote optimum and teacher and learner wellness.

In this course teachers will read and view research that confirms the importance of developing certain skills and practices to bring about happiness. Following directed practice activities they will engage in a positive attitude and life style that can serve as a model for their students.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9757: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Compassion

Through website resources and course assignments, teachers will be supported in the development of a compassionate classroom while at the same time making their students aware of the importance of becoming compassionate citizens.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9758: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Curiosity

In this course, teachers will cultivate classroom learning by engaging student curiosity while respecting the order of their school.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9759: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Resilience

Resilience is a skill and can be taught. In this course you will find many tools to help teachers encourage and teach their students to bounce back from adversity.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9760: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Growth Mindset

Through website resources and course assignments the teacher will become aware of how a fixed mindset hinders the growth of many students and how a growth mindset can aid students in acquiring the skill of perseverance.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9761: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Inspiration

The inspiring educator strives to reach all students; the purpose of this course is to help teachers who aspire to inspire to realize that goal.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9762: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Tolerance

This course demonstrates that tolerance can best be taught by bringing people together and having them work with each other. Since this isn’t always possible, many materials and resources are presented to help teachers understand and promote fearlessly confronting intolerance, wherever it lies. Teachers are in one of the best places in society to foster tolerance.

Instructor: Kathy Vining
kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9769: Further Exploration into Mindfulness in any Classroom

Collaborate with fellow educators who are interested in bringing Mindfulness practices into their classrooms. Examine the most up-to-date research on various Mindfulness topics. EDUO 9702 is a prerequisite for this course.

Instructor: Eric Thompson 
ethompson@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9780: Crafting Your Plan for Health and Wellness

Explore physical and mental health needs. Create an individual health and wellness lifestyle plan that fosters physical and mental wellbeing. Receive health and wellness information concerning chemical makeup of the human body, physical needs and emotional health.

Instructor: Matt Heglie mheglie@dominicanCAonline.com

Price : $405

3 Semester Credits/Units