Supporting Our Students Through Childhood Trauma, Grades K-12
The Supporting, Our Students Through Childhood Trauma course provides opportunities for participants to identify a variety of classroom, environmental and societal factors that contribute to why students often experience intense stress, anxiety, and trauma in their lives and to provide information on what to do to support and help students overcome any barriers they face to their personal and academic success. Information, reflective questions, classroom-centered activities, and relevant research will be provided to support this goal. During the course’s six modules, participants will investigate various influences on teaching and learning, such as student racial identity and cultural influences and teacher cultural influences and bias that impact student expectations and acceptance. The course will also identify and explore the impact of poverty and traumatic life experiences on emotional and academic student success. Participants will learn the warning signs that indicate that a child may be emotionally fragile, engaging in self-harming behaviors, or withdrawing emotionally from peers. When participants understand how to identify warning signs in their students, they will connect students with the appropriate support and assistance to keep students healthy, engaged in learning, and on track for success. The course will also explore how strong, positive teacher-student relationships foster higher levels of achievement for all students in a diverse classroom setting. Concepts such as self-empowerment, envisioning a positive future, goal-setting, peer collaboration, and creating a positive classroom climate are some of the strategies that will help participants discover ways to make more equitable practices and create a trauma-sensitive learning community within the classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to identify and break down barriers and create a sense of belonging in the classroom/school. Throughout the course, participants will reflect on their current practice and identify ways to support their students better to create a classroom environment where all students feel comfortable and confident sharing their thoughts, viewpoints, beliefs, and opinions.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: TNKL courses receive letter grades.
Course Location: www.teachnkidslearn.com
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR COURSE MATERIALS:
Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, Teach & Kids Learn, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders.
You'll work with TNKL, using their LMS, to complete the course, at which time, your instructor will post your final grade here to your AU transcript. You'll receive an email notification from Ashland PDS when the grade posts, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts.
Ashland Professional Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location of Meeting:online at: www.teachnkidslearn.com