About ACE pro grant
The ACE Approach (Awareness and Consciousness Education) is a holistic program that nurtures self-awareness, problem-solving and relationship skills through Yoga, Meditation, and Arts-Based Activities. Taught by certified teachers, The ACE Approach offers participants concentrated time to be creative, forge positive relationships and explore practical ways to become happier and more peaceful.
The mission of The ACE Approach is to teach awareness, Ahimsa (non-violence) and relationship skills (social and emotional learning) to students, parents, educators, and communities towards the goal of inspiring responsible, peaceful and loving relationships with self, others and the environment.
The ACE Approach is a Heart-based approach to learning and relationship offered to students, families, teachers, communities and professionals. We offer student programs (weekend workshops, camps, after school programs, in-class visits, one-day special events, one-on-one student coaching), young adult peaceful leadership programs, parenting/relational family courses, private tutoring/enriched learning, social and emotional learning, teacher training and speaking engagements.
Children’s Program (Ages 7-13)
The ACE Approach is designed as a multi-session, curriculum-linked program available to private and public schools as well as to individual families and groups. Each of the experiential sessions links a personal development skill with an engaging arts-based activity supported by yoga, meditation and awareness practices.
Our student program can be tailored to meet the unique needs of a school or learning community and can be structured in a variety of ways:
• after-school programs
• in-class visits
• one day special event presentations
• one-on-one student coaching within the school environment
Our student program is offered throughout the school year in an open-registration, weekend workshop format. The weekend workshops are generally offered over 8-10 consecutive Sundays. Each session runs 3.5 hours from either 9:00 ?12:30 or 1:00 ? 4:30. We run a weekend workshop series during each of the three school terms: September to December, January to March and April to June.
In addition to our open registration series, we are pleased to work with already established communities or groups and can structure the student program to accommodate their specific needs. Please inquire for further details.
The ACE Approach camps are offered during breaks in the school year:
• March Break
• The last two weeks of June (Private Schools schedules)
• Summer (July and August)
The ACE Approach camps offer young people concentrated time to be creative, forge positive friendships and explore practical ways to bring peace into their lives.
We are also pleased to work with already established communities or groups to plan a camp experience that accommodates your specific needs and schedule.
Parenting/Relational Family Courses
The ACE Approach recognizes the family as the primary site of learning. Our parenting/relational family program works with families to cultivate awareness of self and others, develop emotional literacy, build relationship skills and practice effective conflict resolution strategies to harmonize households.
Through awareness techniques, guided family discussion circles, co-operative games, expressive arts activities and our innovative ACE Approach conflict resolution strategies, families become healthier, more attuned to one another and more loving in their daily actions. Learn how to communicate with self-responsibility, find simple, creative solutions to your tiring everyday issues and enjoy your time together with new awareness and appreciation of one another.
Young Adult Peaceful Leadership Program (Ages 13-19)
The ACE Approach Young Adult Peaceful Leadership Program teaches our core principals of Awareness, Ahimsa, Emotional Literacy, Relationship Skills and Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution as the foundation of leadership and success. These qualities and abilities allow for compassionate, confident, resourceful, and Conscious leaders who are able to make positive change both personally and socially. We use a variety of techniques and activities to experientially impart relevant understandings and skills including awareness activities (meditation and conscious breathing), team-building initiatives and socially and environmentally-conscious service projects.
Our Peaceful Leadership Program prepares young adults for personal and professional accomplishment and happiness. The program specifically targets seven out of ten of the top skills and qualities employers seek in employees. These traits have been consistently identified by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and include; verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, honesty and integrity, and teamwork. Through our Peaceful Leadership Program, The ACE Approach helps young adults develop the confidence, self-responsibility and action-oriented community awareness needed to become vital agents of peaceful change in the world.
Private Tutoring / Enriched Learning
Our one-on-one, in-home tutoring service is offered to all students (including gifted, special education and ADD/ADHD) in all subjects K-12. What makes ACE Approach tutoring unique is it’s holistic and student-centered approach that addresses the emotional blocks to learning. We use meditation and awareness practices to increase concentration, reduce academic anxiety and improve overall achievement. Individual learning plans with benchmark assessments and enrichment goals are developed together with parents and students to guide the tutoring process and establish collaborative responsibility for student growth.
Ontario Curriculum Links
The ACE Approach is closely linked to the Ontario Curriculum. Here is a small sample of overall expectations that the ACE Approach Student Program covers.
B1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to dramatic play and process drama, using the elements and conventions of drama to communicate feelings, ideas, and stories;
B2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of drama works and experiences
D1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of artworks and art experiences;
Health and Physical Education
1. demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills and the use of critical and creative thinking processes as they acquire knowledge and skills in connection with the expectations in the Active Living, Movement Competence, and Healthy Living strands for this grade.
1.1 use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2 use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.3 communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1. listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
3. reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.
1. read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;
1. generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
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