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Background[edit | edit source]

Students in Mindful Eating learn mindful training practices including the body scan. Motivated students can work beyond the classroom to earn this Digital Badges/Mindfulness/Body Scan.

Insights[edit | edit source]

Teachers and coaches at Summer Dreamers are the best resource to help students understand the details. See Richard King, Tim Krupar or Mark Rauterkus for extra instructions.

Criterion for Digital Badges/Mindfulness/Body Scan[edit | edit source]

  • Learn how to do a body scan. This happens in class as a group exercise.
  • Know that you can do a body scan sitting or lying down. You do need a place where you feel comfortable, relaxed, and focused on the exercise.
  • Identify a place and a time at home that fits for practice.
  • Know how to use your flashlight of attention to move slowly through your body's sensations. Scans can happen from head to feet or from feet to head.
  • Know the benefits: stress management and increased body awareness.
  • Learn how to find the guided exercises for body scan on the wiki and on the Mindful Pittsburgh websites.
  • Practice body scan at home three times per week for two weeks. Plus, enter a journal reflection for every time you practice your body scan.
    • You can practice the body scan exercise in a guided meditation using audio files. Or practice without the audio files and do the body scan at a self-directed pace.
  • Write a summary post for the wiki with the body scan checklist. A chart and routine paperwork can be used too.

Body Scan Description[edit | edit source]

This badge is awarded to students who know and practice body scans at home. Student comprehension of the body scan technique is matched with an individual practice.

Completion Time[edit | edit source]

After two weeks of practice at home, students can wrap up and finish the requirements to earn the badge. Total time to completion is about six hours after in class instructions are provided.

Evaluation Criteria[edit | edit source]

  1. Learn how to do a body scan.
  2. Identify a comfortable setting to practice body scanning at home
  3. Practice three times per week for two weeks and record in a journal
  4. Write a reflective summary body scan routine or checklist that others can use to replicate your results

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Badge Issuers[edit | edit source]

Summer Dreamers Mindful Eating staff will be the issuers of the badge.

Training[edit | edit source]

Staff get training on the City of Learning badging process during training by BGC management. As part of initiation, staff is taught about the requirements and the necessary evaluation to award it.

Additional Considerations[edit | edit source]

Earning this badge will be a requirement for all students in the Summer Dreamers Mindful Eating program as the programming fulfills all of the requirements of the badge. This badge is connected to the other mindfulness badges as well. In addition, the requirement of writing a reflective summary routine can fulfill part of the Routines badge.

Body Scan[edit | edit source]

Organization associations:[edit | edit source]

In what program(s) can this badge be earned?[edit | edit source]

Competency. What are you badging?[edit | edit source]

  • Personal growth,
  • Perseverance,
  • Healthy decision making,
  • Self awareness,
  • Wellness.

Evidence. What does it look like to demonstrate this competency?[edit | edit source]

  • having young people to mindfully perform an activity for a growing number of minutes per day, for extended streaks, such as for 30 days, gets deliberate habits set. Being calm, cool, collected at home and more self aware can springboard to more productive homework and reading time. It can also influence behaviors outside of homes.

Activities. What activities produce the intended evidence of this competency?[edit | edit source]

  • Mindful walking, deep belly breathing, yoga, meditation, etc.

Do you think of this as a: Check all that apply.[edit | edit source]

  • Skill, the ability to do something based on training, experience, or practice
  • Disposition, a tendency to act or think in a certain way; a habit of mind.

Step 2: Badges build bridges to other opportunities. How does this badge connect to other offerings in the community?

Online?[edit | edit source]

At other organizations?[edit | edit source]

  • Higher level athletes often do mindfulness training with their coaches, sports clubs and teams.
  • Social workers are now teaching and advocating for stress reduction practices in schools and institutional settings so students have better balance and physical health.

In your organization?[edit | edit source]

Step 3:

Digital Badges/Mindfulness/Body Scan[edit | edit source]

  • A digital badge for practicing the mindful practice called Body Scan.

Short Description (~50 characters):[edit | edit source]

  • The earner of this badge did mindful activity n minutes per day for a month.

Remake Learning Focus Area (circle all that apply): CAREER READINESS CODING & GAMING DESIGN & MAKING

  1. Fitness

Formal Description (~160 characters):[edit | edit source]

  • This badge certifies completion of a month-long mindfulness program of at least n daily minutes devoted to mindful activity.

How long will it take to earn this badge?[edit | edit source]

  • One month of consistent mindfulness activity.

Who created this badge? (Name(s), role(s))[edit | edit source]

  • Richard King, ; Mark Rauterkus, Executive Head Coach; Adam Majewski, Badge Champion

Who will issue this badge? (Name(s), role(s))[edit | edit source]

How and when will the issuer evaluate whether a student earned this badge? What are the criteria for earning the badge?[edit | edit source]

  • To earn the badge, students must perform mindful activity for at least n minutes per day for a whole month (30 days). This mindful activity includes: mindful walking, deep belly breathing, yoga, and meditation.

What artifacts or evidence could be shared associated with earning this badge?[edit | edit source]

(URL, Text, Photo, Video, Audio)

How, when, and by whom will badge issuers and evaluators be trained?[edit | edit source]

Will the evaluation be ongoing (formative) or at the end of the program (summative)?[edit | edit source]

Pick one:

  • Formative

Circle the method by which this badge will be assessed:[edit | edit source]

  • SELF

Remake Learning Competency (please identify the competency or competencies most aligned with this badge):[edit | edit source]

(circle all that apply):

  • Fitness

Will earning this badge be a goal/requirement for all participants in your program?[edit | edit source]

Is this badge connected to other badges? If so, how?[edit | edit source]

(e.g. a student must first earn another badge in order to be eligible to earn this badge, this badge can be earned separately from or concurrently with another badge, etc.)

What challenges might exist that hinder the issuing of this badge?[edit | edit source]

What will success look like for your badging program?[edit | edit source]

Technology Audit: What technology is available to support students in setting up online accounts?[edit | edit source]

(i.e. full access to computers/tablets, partial access to computers/tablets, access to internet but no access to computers/tablets, no access to internet on program premises, etc.)

Additional Discussion Prompts[edit | edit source]

(keep the conversation going with your Helpdesk member)

What unique benefits does this badge provide to your program?[edit | edit source]

What unique benefits does this badge provide to program participants (earners)?[edit | edit source]

Notes:[edit | edit source]

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