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Session Title: 

Mindfulness Awareness Practice  




Mindfulness helps minimize teacher burnout, promotes effective communication with students, and improves classroom climate. Participants will learn about mindfulness and how to develop a mindfulness awareness practice. They will share The session activities include formal and informal mindfulness practice, journal writing with reflections on individual and mindful activities, and discussions.


Target audience:

Any educator interested in developing a self-care and classroom practice. 


Session objectives: 

By the end of this session, participants will have  

  • read and watched videos on the value of mindfulness practice
  • discussed the reading and videos on the value of mindfulness practice 
  • gained a better understanding of mindfulness.
  • collaborated with others for peer learning. 
  • given a few live online sessions using guided mindfulness techniques. 
  • developed a mindfulness awareness practice.



Week 1: (January 9 - 15)

In week 1, participants:

  • will get acquainted with each other, the layout of the session and mindfulness. 
  • read about mindfulness in education and its benefits 
  • pair up if they wish or work individually.
  • start their journal writing using "Diary" activity available in the Moodle session.
  • qualify to receive a digital badge for completing all the tasks of week 1.


Week 2: (January 16 - 22)

In week 2, participants will explore research-based information on mindfulness. 

  • They will find at least one research study on the benefits of mindfulness
  • Create interactive slides using Knovio and Canva for educators (free), or any presentation tool with images. 
  • They will then record their voices as they capture the information on the benefits of mindfulness. 
  • They may use Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic or any other screen recorders.  
  • They will share the link and reflect on their work using the diary activity. 
  • Receive a digital badge for completing the tasks of week 2.  


Week 3: (January 23 - 29)

In week 3, participants will :

  • explore and compare formal vs. informal mindfulness awareness practice.
  • read about mindfulness in the classroom and activities available
  • document some of the activities on a Google doc 
  • work in teams or individually and use Jitsi meeting (available in their Moodle profile) to give each other guided mindfulness practice. 
  • reflect on the process using an individual diary activity. 
  • receive a digital badge for completing the tasks of week 3. 


Week 4: (January 30 - February 5)

In this section, participants will try out various mindfulness awareness techniques with their teams.

The techniques include:

  • Background Music
  • Guided Mindfulness 
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Body Scan
  • Silent Practice 
  • Receive a digital badge for completing the tasks of week 4.  


Week 5: (February 6 - 12)

In this section, participants will:

  • showcase and reflect on the work they did in weeks 1-4 using Flip https://flip.com/1f571f30

  • reflect on the benefits and challenges using a Voki avatar
  • provide feedback using a questionnaire and Google form for EVO23. 
  • receive a digital badge for completing the tasks of week 5
  • receive a final certificate of participation for completing the tasks of weeks 1-5. 



  • Moodle 
  • ZOOM 
  • Diary (Moodle activity)



Other technology tools: 

Technology tools:    

  1. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
  2. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com 
  3. Voki https://www.voki.com
  4. Canva  https://www.canva.com
  5. Flip (Flipgrid) https://flip.com/1f571f30
  6. Amanote in the Moodle session  
  7. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com 
  8. PoodLL and Recorder on the Editor of the course 
  9. Annoto to engage in the videos available in weeks 1-5. 



Join this session: 
Registration Jan. 1-8, 2023
For participants to join this session:  

  1. Go to http://integrating-technology.org
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in https://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=352


If you need further help on how to log in, please watch the following video:

How to Sign Up and Login (video)




Sponsoring organizations

Name / date of approval

 Jane Chien, Chair / December 1, 2022




Nellie Deutsch nelliemuller@email.phoenix.edu
Canada  Immersive Technologies (IMT) MSc program of the Department of Computer Science of the 

International Hellenic University





NellieDeutsch(Ed.D) has taught EFL in K-12 and higher education and has applied CALL since 1992.  She offers free online professional development programs on Moodle for Teachers. She combines learner autonomy team peer-based learning with technology and mindfulness. She’s the co-chair elect of TESOL CALL-IS & leads EVO23 coordination team. 


Bozinovic, Sanja 


Velika Gorica, Croatia




EFL teacher with 31 years of experience, a teacher trainer, a curriculum developer, a materials writer, a Microsoft certified educator. Her interests include inclusive education, learning technologies, materials writing. Sanja volunteers in the field of professional development, believes in the power of sharing, and is a lifelong learner.


Name of Lead Moderator: Nellie Deutsch

Email address: nellie.muller.deutsch@gmail.com


Terms of Agreement (to be completed by Lead Moderators; please confirm by writing “I agree” in each item.)

Terms of Agreement for EVO Session Lead Moderators


  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I am responsible for making sure that first-time moderators in the session register for MOD PD on or before the due date (Oct. 16, 2022).

 I agree 
  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I am responsible for making sure that first-time moderators participate actively in MOD PD Oct. 16 - Nov. 13, 2022.

 I agree
  1. As Lead Moderator of my EVO session, I affirm that moderators found lacking in completing the expectations and tasks in MOD PD will be removed from the session.

 I agree
  1. I am available to engage actively in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 12, 2023. 

 I agree
  1. I further understand that 

  • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship;

  • EVO sessions are free and open to all;

  • No academic credit will be given for participation in EVO session.

 I agree



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