Compassionate Classrooms: A two-week workshop offered in California & Colorado

EDUO 9944: Compassionate Classrooms – A Guide to Building Safe Learning Communities

Course Overview

A National Survey of Children’s Health has found that half the students in U.S. schools have experienced
trauma and/or chronic stress. Given the strong connection between our emotions and learning, we know that
the majority of these students are not ready to learn when they arrive at school.

In this workshop, educators will collaborate with colleagues while learning how to create environments that promote trusting relationships and social-emotional development. Teachers will experience what it’s like to be in a classroom where students feel
welcome, safe, and ready to learn.

Through two-weeks of powerful readings, dynamic discussions, and hands-on projects, educators will walk away from this workshop invigorated and ready to build safe learning communities for their students.

Dates/Location: Dates & Locations vary. Please click the LOCATIONS AND DATES tab above for details.
Cost: 6 Graduate Level Units/Credits – $745
Developed by: Ryan Pickett

View the Course Syllabus » 

Register in CA or CO (see below for details)


Contra Costa/San Ramon
Instructor: Jana Palmquist
Dates: Monday June 15 - Saturday June 20 and Monday June 22 - Thursday June 25
Facility: Church of the Valley
Address: 19001 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon, CA 94583

Instructor: Justin Aaron
Dates: June 15 - June 26
Facility: Napa High School
Address: 2475 Jefferson Street .Napa, CA 94558

El Dorado/El Dorado Hills
Instructor: Barbara and Duane Heglie
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Facility: Oak Meadow Elementary School
Address: 7701 Silva Valley Parkway. El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

San Bernardino/Chino Hills
Instructor: Alison Scranton and Cheryl Lane
Dates: June 15 - June 26 
Facility: TBD    
Address: TBD

Instructor: Matt Heglie
Dates: Monday June 15 - Saturday June 20 and Monday June 22 - Thursday June 25
Facility: Victory High School
Address: 3250 Victory Drive. Rocklin, CA 95765

Santa Clara/Sunnyvale
Instructor: Alisha Zare
Dates: July 20 - July 31  
Facility: Cumberland Elementary
Address: 824 Cumberland Drive. Sunnyvale, Ca. 94087

Sonoma/Santa Rosa
Instructor: Carmen Wandel  
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Facility: Robert L. Stevens School
Address: 2345 Giffen Avenue. Santa Rosa, CA. 95407

Instructor: Evelyn Hickman
Dates: Monday July 13 - Saturday July 18 and Monday July 20 - Thursday July 23
Facility: Central Valley Christian Academy
Address: 2020 Academy Place. Ceres, CA 95307


Larimer/Fort Collins  
Instructor: Kathleen Smith
Dates: June 15 - June 26
Facility: Life Pointe Church
Address: 900 East Prospect Road. Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Instructor: Kathleen Smith
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Facility: Holiday Inn
Address: 7390 W.Hampden Ave. Lakewood, CO 80227

  • $745
  • 6 Graduate Level Units/Credits

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