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Online Curriculum and Intellectual Property Questions

Educating teachers on the teen brain and how mindfulness can impact teenage well-being and academics

Posted April 25, 2020

Work & Deliverables

I need some advice on the following issues. Given the current situation with Coronavirus, we are creating an online curriculum around the teen brain and how mindfulness impacts them. If we were giving an in-person curriculum, we would include videos and reference other work. What are the laws regarding usage of other materials and linking to them in an online curriculum. What are the issues that we need to consider with regard to copyrights? Space Between is collaborating with an independent contractor on this. What do I need to think about with regard to creating an agreement for this?

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Deliverables Due: May 5, 2020
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: No
Space Between

Space Between envisions thriving school communities. Our mission is to bring the research-based practices of mindfulness, breathing, and yoga to children, teens, educators, and families in Washington. When implemented with a community approach, mindfulness tools promote attention, regulation, compassion, stress reduction, well-being, and resilience. Space Between was formed in 2016 to address the increasingly complex, stressful environments in schools for both students and educators. Recent studies clearly show that children and teens are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. Youth mental health issues and disorders are rising, including anxiety, depression, conduct disorders, and more - these issues effect children across socio-economic classes, race, environment, and other factors, although people who are marginalized because of their identity or have experienced trauma are more at risk. We know that poor well-being during childhood is directly linked to physical and mental health issues, substance abuse, and incarceration. At the same time, our teachers are experiencing high levels of stress. Teachers today are expected to do more than teach academic lessons; they support students with emotional and social needs and address challenging behaviors more than ever before. A recent study from the University of Missouri reported that 93 percent of elementary school teachers indicate a high degree of stress in their jobs and approximately 50 percent of teachers leave the profession within their first five years of teaching. When teacher stress is high, student well-being and achievement declines, according to numerous studies.

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