Compassionate Classrooms: A Guide To Building Safe Learning Communities

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 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.

Dates/Location: Dates Vary - Due to COVID-19, courses are now being conducted virtually.
Cost: 6 Graduate Level Units/Credits – $745
Developed by: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

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Given current COVID-19 mandates and closures, we moved this course to a virtual learning course.

California - Virtual

Contra Costa/San Ramon - Virtual
Instructor: Jana Palmquist
Dates: Monday June 15 - Saturday June 20 and Monday June 22 - Thursday June 25
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

Napa/Napa - Virtual
Instructor: Justin Aaron
Dates: June 15 - June 26
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

El Dorado/El Dorado Hills - Virtual
Instructor: Barbara and Duane Heglie
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

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

Sacramento/Rocklin - Virtual
Instructor: Matt Heglie
Dates: Monday June 15 - Saturday June 20 and Monday June 22 - Thursday June 25
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

Santa Clara/Sunnyvale - Virtual
Instructor: Alisha Zare
Dates: July 20 - July 31  
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

Sonoma/Santa Rosa - Virtual
Instructor: Carmen Wandel  
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

Stanislaus/Ceres  - Virtual
Instructor: Evelyn Hickman
Dates: Monday July 13 - Saturday July 18 and Monday July 20 - Thursday July 23
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

Colorado - Virtual

Larimer/Fort Collins  - Virtual
Instructor: Kathleen Smith
Dates: June 15 - June 26
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

Denver/Lakewood - Virtual
Instructor: Kathleen Smith
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Facility: Virtual
Address: Virtual

  • $745
  • 6 Graduate Level Units/Credits
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