The middle of the school year can be tough for everyone -- educators need new approaches for children's challenging behaviors, and often struggle with personal fatigue and burnout. LUME Institute's Foundations Course is available at just the right time. Our course makes a statistically significant difference in a child's mental health and educational journey, helps educators discover new ways to support the emotional and social development of their children, and provides educators a renewed sense of purpose. And this winter, LUME is excited to partner with the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund and other partners to offer the LUME Foundations Course at no cost to schools in St. Louis County.
About the LUME Foundations Course
The research is in. Emotional development is the foundation for learning and future success! At LUME, we know teachers who are attuned to themselves are better able to attune to the children in their care, enabling them to respond to and connect with children in a new and deeper way. Through the LUME Foundation Course educators will discover new ways to support the emotional and social development of their children.
The LUME Foundations Course has a proven track record and research to support the difference this training makes for teachers and children. In fact, a study conducted by University of Missouri St. Louis showed that educators in this course reported:
- 74% reduced power struggles with children
- 84% reduced isolation and expulsion of children
- 100% found ways to foster the emotional development of children
Through the LUME Foundations Course you will:
- Gain a renewed sense of purpose in teaching and learning with children and families
- Understand children and their behaviors in a whole new way, to make a real difference in their lives.
- Discover strategies that will deepen your practice and expand your ability to identify and respond to challenges in the workplace.
- Join a supportive learning community of educators who are committed to improving the way we nurture children.
2019 Course Dates
We are offering the LUME Foundations on four Saturday sessions with one hour for lunch, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as follows:
Webster University Cohort: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27 This cohort is offered in partnership with Webster University. The course fee is $350. Workshop participants will receive two credits hours.
Riverbend Cohort: January 25, February 22, March 22, April 22
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How do I apply?
Complete the participant application above, or print an application and return it to: Genetta Robinson at LUME Institute fax (314-269-5988) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit applications by December 18, 2018.
+ What are the dates, times and location?
All sessions will be from 8:30am - 3:30pm on the dates listed below .
Webster Cohort: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, 2019. This cohort is offered in partnership with Webster University. The course fee is $350. Workshop participants will receive two credits hours.
Riverbend Cohort: January 25,February 22, March 22, April 22
+ What if I can’t make it to all of the classes?
We ask all participants to commit to attending all scheduled classes and reflective meetings. Please do not apply for the course if you already have a scheduling conflict. If you are interested, but cannot attend these dates, please let us know to discuss other opportunities to attend in the future.
+ Will meals be provided?
Yes. Lunch will be provided during day long Saturday sessions.
+ Will there be child care?
Not at this time. Please contact us if this prevents you from taking the course.
+ Is there additional homework expected?
While no homework is assigned, we provide a great list of books, websites, and resources that previous students have found helpful to explore.
+ Additional Information about the LUME Foundations Course
We are a learning organization and use various types of information to understand the impact of and to improve our programs. We will ask you to complete some surveys and data requests as needed to evaluate and improve our work for children.
Our practice-based research includes participant use of a checklist/tool to evaluate children’s emotional strengths and requires parental consent. Consent form and checklist/tool will be provided, explained and supported.
+ What if I have other questions?
Give us a call. Genetta Robinson can be reached at 314-469-9805.