ASCD is hosting a half-day symposium on Wednesday, October 28 to help K-12 educators and administrators build a framework of trauma-sensitive instruction in their schools. In the era of COVID-19 distance-learning environments, its more critical than ever for educators to tap into the life experiences of students to instill and support coping skills and self-regulation resulting from isolation and anxiety.
Attendees will learn details about the impact trauma can have on students' learning and social-emotional well-being and discover new tips and tricks to cultivate trauma-sensitive environments unique to individual classrooms and distance-learning platforms. Organizers of the symposium will provide actionable insight about how inclusion of trauma-sensitive instruction will support resiliency in students and educators alike.
Sessions included in the symposium include:
- Creating a Culture of Safety for Adults: Adults need to feel safe and secure to develop a safe learning environment for students. Attendees will brainstorm together to develop plans that incorporate strategies that provide safety, predictability, and consistency in their work environment.
- Teacher Students Living with Adversity During Uncertain Times: As educators adapt to different teaching environments, they must develop an understanding of how students live with trauma (domestic violence, trauma, chronic stress/anxiety) and learn about evidence-based research on the urgency of using a strengths-based approach in their classrooms (in-person and distance learning).
- When They (Don't) See Us: Attendees will learn to recognize and address implicit and explicit bias, reflect on critical cultural lenses, and examine how the learning environment is impacted by these elements.
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