Instructor: Silvia Araoz

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This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a PE Endorsement. This online course will introduce you to basic teaching practices for adapted PE instruction. Students will identify techniques to provide competitive and cooperative sport experiences for students with disabilities consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities. Attendees will demonstrate competency in understanding the IEP procedure protocol.
July 1, 2024 to August 25, 2024, Online
October 23, 2024 to December 14, 2024, Online
This course introduces effective communication techniques and strategies. Students will discover ways to navigate through pressured situations and learn techniques to avoid getting caught up in defensiveness and other dysfunctional communication styles.
October 16, 2024 to December 14, 2024, Online
This course introduces positive psychology-based approaches for improving connection with family, friends and romantic partners. The importance of relationships to the well-being of the individual is vital. Students will examine the value of healthy relationships and the impact it has on life satisfaction and emotional well-being across age and culture.
August 29, 2024 to October 18, 2024, Online
This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a Health Endorsement. This course focuses on adolescent sexuality/behavior, age and topic-appropriate instruction, state law, and effective curriculum/strategies for human sexuality education within secondary schools including maturation, parenthood, interpersonal skills, and related pedagogy issues. Overview of biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of sexuality education.
July 1, 2024 to August 19, 2024, Online
October 28, 2024 to December 9, 2024, Online
This course introduces students to the growing field of positive psychology, including the study of human strengths, values and characteristics that contribute to the well-being of the individual. Learn how to use the "science of happiness" to nurture a life of emotional thriving.
June 12, 2024 to August 2, 2024, Online
August 29, 2024 to October 18, 2024, Online
This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a Health Endorsement that includes the components of emotional intelligence, mental health disorders, stress management, and suicide, self-harm, and resources for help. Teachers will explore the physical, social, and legal implications of substance abuse and addictive behaviors emphasizing prevention.
May 6, 2024 to June 30, 2024, Online
September 3, 2024 to October 22, 2024, Online
This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a PE Endorsement. This online course will introduce you to basic teaching practices for Fitness for Life instruction. Students will develop and implement strategies for teaching motor skill progression using the health-related components of fitness. Students will learn how to develop plans for instructing safe and effective personal fitness plans. This course will include in-depth instruction in the fitness for life curriculum.
May 6, 2024 to June 30, 2024, Online
September 3, 2024 to October 22, 2024, Online
This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a Health Endorsement. Students will develop lesson plans and present them in secondary education settings. Health educators will have a complete understanding of the Utah Core Standards for Health Education and recognize high-quality curricular materials that are aligned with the standards. Health educators will be able to design proper assessments for students to measure mastery of the standards as well as practice instructional strategies, skills, and methods for diverse learner styles, including trauma-informed instruction.
May 6, 2024 to June 30, 2024, Online
September 3, 2024 to October 22, 2024, Online
This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a PE Endorsement. This online course will introduce you to basic teaching practices for PE/Skills & Individual Lifetime Activities. Students will develop and implement strategies for teaching motor skill progression by applying the Utah State Core Standards.
October 23, 2024 to December 14, 2024, Online
This course introduces the science and practice of mindfulness in the context of mental well-being. Students will practice various forms of mindfulness and meditation as well as other stress management techniques. Learners will build knowledge of how stress manifests in their lives and build a toolbox of coping skills to mitigate its harmful effects.
June 12, 2024 to August 2, 2024, Online
October 16, 2024 to December 14, 2024, Online
This course is one of four designed for Utah K-12 educators seeking a Health Endorsement. In this course, students will explore the relationship between nutrition to the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. Principles of disease and major diseases of body systems and organs will be examined.
July 1, 2024 to August 25, 2024, Online
October 23, 2024 to December 14, 2024, Online
This course provides support to teachers with Associate Educator licenses who are candidates seeking a Professional Educator teaching license in the state of Utah in meeting the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers [PPAT] requirement. Students will engage in a rigorous examination of Assessment requirements and draft responses to a selection of prompts with peer feedback, mapping out a plan to complete and submit all PPAT requirements.
July 15-19, 2024, Miller Campus - MFEC, 113
In this course, students will learn about topics surrounding the "Positive Psychology of Trauma". This will include the post-traumatic growth (PTG) and emotional resilience that can help individuals move forward from tragic circumstances to become successful in their lives. Psychotraumatology, the study of psychological trauma, is relatively new to the field of psychology. In this class, students will explore the positive spectrum of the posttraumatic experience in context of human strength and resilience through engaging in a series of exercises used to promote growth after traumatic life events.
June 12, 2024 to August 2, 2024, Online
October 16, 2024 to December 14, 2024, Online