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Professional Development

Candi Cosgrove leads a class We offer beneficial consult workshops in Bal-A-Vis-X and Brain Gym, as well as classroom consultations and follow-up coaching and mentoring. All workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of your establishment and attending populations. Common establishments benefitting from our workshops are schools, Title I conferences, Early Childhood daycare centers, yoga education facilities and more.

“Analysis of a broad range of studies indicates that the kind of sustained professional development that increases student learning requires between 49 and 100 hours of contact on a single professional development focus. However, the report notes that in most areas, teachers were receiving less than 8 hours of training on a given topic, and the average reported number of hours of professional development in the United States was only about 44 hours combined across all six topic areas,” according to this release from the National Staff Development Council.

Credits for our workshops include:

  • 1 Graduate credit for Bal-A-Vis-X classes
  • 3 Graduate credits for Brain Gym 101
  • PDP certificates for all workshops

Ready to schedule a workshop? Contact us.

Our workshop offerings include:

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Creating Connections Using Bal-A-Vis-X in the Classroom and Home (1.5/2 hour)

This introductory interactive workshop introduces a means to energize learning through movement. Bal-A-Vis-X, a series of Balance / Auditory / Vision eXercises that are deeply rooted in rhythm, will be observed. These exercises encourage full-body coordination and focused attention. It fosters cooperation, promotes self-challenge, is school-friendly and is just plain fun. The participant will begin to look at his or her students — special needs or typically functioning —through a noticing and exercise structure used in movement based learning. This structure offers an opportunity to gather classroom activities that enhance the existing curriculum. The effects of these activities lead our students into enhanced brain-body integration. This introductory workshop is designed to assist with the ease of learning, reading, math and creativity, along with improved athletic skills.

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Creating Connections Using Brain Gym in the Classroom and Home (1.5/2 hour)

This introductory workshop presents a means to energize learning through movement. Brain Gym is a program of physical movements that enhances learning and performance in all areas. This program promotes whole-brain integration and is school-friendly. The participant will begin to look at his or her students — special needs or typically functioning — through a noticing and exercise structure used within this movement-based program of Brain Gym. This structure offers an opportunity to gather classroom activities that enhance the existing curriculum and lead our students to enhanced brain integration. This introductory workshop is designed to assist with the ease of learning, reading, math and creativity, along with improved athletic skills.

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Creating Connections Beyond Brain Gym in the Classroom and Home (1.5/2 hour)

This introductory workshop presents a means to energize learning through movement. Bal-A-Vis-X, a series of Balance / Auditory / Vision eXercises that are deeply rooted in rhythm, will be observed. These exercises encourage full-body coordination and focused attention. Brain Gym is a program of physical movements that enhances learning and performance in all areas. Each program fosters cooperation, promotes self-challenge, is school-friendly and is just plain fun. The participant will begin to look at his or her students — special needs or typically functioning — through a noticing and exercise structure used in Bal-A-Vis-X or Brain Gym. This structure offers an opportunity to gather classroom activities that enhance the existing curriculum. The effects of the modalities of Bal-A-Vis-X or Brain Gym are both movement-based learning techniques that will lead our students into enhanced brain integration. This introductory workshop is designed to assist with the ease of learning, reading, math and creativity, along with improved athletic skills.

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Creating Connections With Brain Gym in the Classroom and Home (3.5/4 hour)

This 3.5-hour introductory workshop presents a means to energize learning through movement. Brain Gym is a program of 26 physical movements that enhances learning and performance in all areas. These exercises encourage focus/participation, organization/stabilization and comprehension/processing. This program fosters cooperation, promotes whole-brain integration and is school-friendly. The participant will begin to look at his or her students special needs or typically functioning — through a noticing and exercise structure used within all 26 Brain Gym exercises. This structure offers an opportunity to gather classroom activities to enhance the existing curriculum. The effects of this modality of Brain Gym techniques will lead our students into enhanced brain integration. This introductory workshop is designed to assist with the ease of learning, reading, math and creativity, along with improved athletic skills. Participants will experience and learn all 26 Brain Gym exercises.

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Creating Connections Beyond Brain Gym in the Classroom and Home (6 hour)

This six-hour introductory workshop presents a means to energize learning through movement. Bal-A-Vis-X, a series of Balance / Auditory / Vision eXercises that are deeply rooted in rhythm, will be observed. Brain Gym is a program of physical movements that enhances learning and performance in all areas. These exercises encourage full-body coordination and focused attention. Each program fosters cooperation, promotes self-challenge, is school-friendly and is just plain fun. The participant will begin to look at his or her students — special needs or typically functioning — through a noticing and exercise structure used in Bal-A-Vis-X or Brain Gym. These structures offer an opportunity to gather classroom activities (experience the technique of rhythm using sand bags and racquetballs and all 26 Brain Gym exercises) to enhance today’s curriculums. The effects with the modalities of Bal-A-Vis-X or Brain Gym are both movement-based learning techniques that will lead our students into enhanced brain integration. Thusly, this introductory workshop is designed to assist with the ease of learning, reading, math and creativity, along with improved athletic skills.

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Candi Cosgrove M.Ed

Candi has been teaching for three decades in the education field.

Available for:
  • Bal-A-Vis-X
  • Movement Based Learning
  • Teacher In-services
  • Professional Development
  • Parent Education
  • Brain Gym 101 Workshop
  • Private Consultations

Contact

Phone
(603) 434-9115

Email
info@candicosgrove.com

Location
Windham, N.H.