Resources

Gardening Education 

 

Center fo Ecoliteracy

“The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to cultivating education for sustainable living.
We recognize that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We encourage schools to teach and model sustainable practices.”

https://www.ecoliteracy.org/about

Edible Schoolyard

“The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share a national edible education curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school. We envision gardens and kitchens as interactive classrooms for all academic subjects, and a sustainable, delicious, and free lunch for every student. Integrating this curriculum into schools can transform the health and values of every child in America.” 

http://edibleschoolyard.org/our-work#ESYN 

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

“The mission of the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education in Florida.”

http://faitc.org/about/

Grow to Learn

“A Practical Florida gardening guide the complements the many excellent, evidence-based curricula available.  [The] Florida climate presents challenges and opportunities that are unique to our state and not addressed in general gardening guides.  School garden present unique and helpful resource for making school gardens beautiful and bountiful places to grow nutritious food and a vitalizing learning environment for students.” 

Excerpt Grow to Learn.

 

 

Yoga

 

MindUp

“MindUP™ is grounded in the pillars of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Behavior and Social, Emotional Learning. This unique integration of four competencies means that MindUP™ helps children overall build personal resilience — a quality that is key to thriving in today’s world.

At its heart, MindUP™ consists of 15 lessons that are tailored to a child’s age group and development level. Brought to life by a teacher in the classroom, each lesson offers students new mindful strategies that can increase self-control, focus, empathy and optimism. MindUP™ even benefits teachers, restoring order to the classroom, reducing their stress, giving them more time to teach and even improving the quality and quantity of their sleep.”

https://mindup.org/faq/ 

Cosmic Kids Yoga Videos

Kids yoga videos and resources

 

 

Media Literacy

 

Center for Media Literacy

“Our mission is to help children and adults prepare for living and learning in a global media culture by translating media literacy research and theory into practical information, training and educational tools for teachers and youth leaders, parents and caregivers of children.”

http://www.medialit.org/about-cml

 

Common Sense Media

“Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.”

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/our-mission

 

Media Education Lab

The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island advances media literacy education through research and community service. We emphasize interdisciplinary scholarship and practice that stands at the intersections of communication, media studies and education.

http://mediaeducationlab.com/

 

Nutrition

 

Gardening for Nutrition

“A comprehensive guide for Florida educators designed to teach health, science, language arts, math and more using a school garden.”

http://faitc.org/teachers/gardening-for-nutrition/

 

Florida Harvest of the Month

“Florida’s Farm to School Harvest of the Month (HOM) is an educational program that highlights a different Florida-grown product each month of the school year. HOM cultivates a healthy food and farm connection by increasing students’ exposure to seasonal foods while also supporting local farmers. Registered classrooms will receive a monthly email with links to our collection of materials that highlight a different Florida fruit or vegetable that is in season during that month. By using the materials in your classroom, you are helping to connect students to the bounty of produce grown locally in the Sunshine State.”

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Food-Nutrition-and-Wellness/National-School-Lunch-Program/Farm-to-School/Harvest-of-the-Month2 

 

SuperKids Nutrition

“Our mission is to create future healthier generations through good nutrition. SuperKids Nutrition aims to empower children and families to reach their full potential by having the energy and good health needed to accomplish their life goals.  We help parents and communities in the United States and around the world to become more knowledgeable about nutrition and enable children to make healthy choices every day.”

http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/nutrition-vision/