Ann Dolence is a Certified Recreation Therapist working in the field of psychiatric care for 15 years.Ann taught Therapeutic Recreation Certification Courses at North Dakota State University for 5 years and Recreation Inclusion for People with Disabilities, Community Involvement for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Community Involvement for Individuals with Mental Illness as an adjunct instructor in the classroom and online at the University of North Dakota for 9 years.She has owned her motivational speaking and training service for 30 years speaking to thousands of people on the topic of Attitudes, Stress Management and Goal Setting and provided health/wellness consultation to schools and classrooms for the past 15years.Ann currently is a Developmental Adaptive PE (DAPE) teacher for grades K-8.
Attitudes are Contagious provides the research and strategies of positive thinking to increase an understanding and practice of positive thoughts that will change your attitude to optimism, your outlook to hope and your outcomes to success. This course will also explore stress's effect on our attitude and the human resilience that we all possess.January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2025
This course provides an introduction to independent living for people with developmental disabilities. Topics include community-based programming, the deinstitutionalization movement, legislative issues, and the concepts of integration, inclusion and normalization.January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2025
This three-credit graduate professional development course will instruct educators in a new method for behavior change called Tiny Habits«. Tiny Habits« is a research-based way to create habits in your life. January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2025
This online course explores how a persons' experience of generational poverty can influence success in school and work. The course is comprised of 12 modules. The modules offer research and interventions about understanding poverty that teachers may consider adopting to improve classroom settings and student learning experiences.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
This course provides a framework of information and turnkey program resources to build community within the school through social participation sport, recreation, service learning and employment practice for students with intellectual and or developmental disabilities. Topics include the science of socialization, tips for developing likability, principles for belonging, integration, inclusive design and advocacy strategies.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025