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 virtually 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 virtual hands-on projects, educators will walk away from this workshop invigorated and ready to build safe learning communities for their students.
Please Note: This course was originally designed as an in-person, two-week workshop. Given the circumstances of the worldwide pandemic, it is necessary to adapt to a remote learning format. You are still required to complete the course within the two-week time frame. Although each section specifies a region, the new remote learning format allows anyone in ANY STATE to enroll in any section as long as they have the technological capability to connect to their instructor and classmates over the internet. Current section dates/locations are nonetheless listed so people can register for the section closest to where they work and collaborate with colleagues near them. Keep in mind that learning from colleagues who work in other regions of the country can be beneficial as well.