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The Hawn Foundation’s signature educational program is MindUP, a set of social, emotional, and self-regulatory strategies and skills developed for prekindergarten through eighth-grade students to cultivate wellbeing and emotional balance. Published by Scholastic, Inc., The MindUP Curriculum (2011) helps children reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration and academic performance, gain greater self-awareness, reduce peer-to-peer conflict (“bullying”), and secure greater happiness, optimism, and resiliency. A leader in teacher education and practice, Marian University is collaborating with The Hawn Foundation to bring MindUP to the Greater Indianapolis area and promote innovative approaches to teaching.


The MindUP™ Workshop for Educators and School Leaders will take place on October 21 & 22, 2011,


All sessions of the workshops will be held on the campus of Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana.


While focusing on the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of MindUP and how to implement the program in the classroom, this two-day workshop is designed to give educators, child advocates, and other interested people the capacity to sustain the growth of the MindUP program, while working in close collaboration with The Hawn Foundation. This is accomplished through interactive learning and presentations by experienced MindUP consultants and guest experts in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, mindful education, social emotional learning, and positive psychology.

The One-day MindUP Workshop for Teachers and School Leaders, participants will:

  • Learn how to implement MindUP in the classroom;
  • Become familiar with the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of MindUP;
  • Experience first-hand the MindUP curriculum through interactive learning;
  • Develop an acquaintance with how MindUP supports children’s acquisition of skills, recognize and manage emotions, develop concern for others, make responsible decisions, and maintain positive relationships;
  • To integrate the principles and concepts of MindUP into your regular curriculum;
  • Meet our MindUP consultants, other like-minded educators, and Keynote Speakers.

 The Two-day Workshop for Teachers and School Leaders, participants will be given the opportunity to follow one of two tracts in workshops designed either for school leaders or teachers. (Please note that the Workshop for School Leaders requires participants to be a currently active school administrator or preparing to become a school administrator and enrolled in a college, university, or district-sponsored school leadership program.)

This Workshop for School Leaders will allow participants to:

  • Delve into a variety of topics and issues focused on SEL, mindful education and The MindUP Curriculum;
  • Develop strategies for implementing SEL programs, such as MindUP, in schools;
  • Evaluate and manage the efficacy of MindUP;
  • Engage the wider community in vital aspects of school culture.

This Workshop for Teachers will allow participants to:

  • Explore a variety of topics and issues focused on SEL, mindful education and The MindUP Curriculum;
  • Begin to develop the skills and acquire the tools needed to conduct on-site MindUP Teacher Training Workshops in a “brain-friendly” fashion;
  • Build a comfortable rapport with teachers during the training and orchestrate the optimum environment for a teacher training workshop;
  • Engage an audience in multi-faceted, interactive ways to facilitate learning and understanding.


The Hawn Foundation
424-253-HAWN (424-253-4296)


October 21, 2011 — 9:00 am to
October 22, 2011 — 1:00 pm

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Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States