The Trauma Informed Practices series is specifically designed to support you with implementing trauma-informed practices. Expand your knowledge of trauma, deepen your understanding of trauma’s impact in the classroom, and walk away with tangible strategies to promote an equitable classroom for all students.

EDUO 9331 Promoting Positive Relationships with Students

Cultivate strong connections in trauma-informed ways by establishing connections that safeguard the impact of trauma. Develop and apply a strengths-based lens to working with students who have experienced trauma. Explore practices that resist retraumatization. Elevate practices to promote connection and healing in asset-based ways.

Instructor: Addison Duane

EDUO 9328 Culturally Responsive and Equitable Practice

One of the core principles of being a trauma-informed educator is the ability to understand and apply the core tenets of culturally responsive pedagogy. Doing so allows teachers to support students in equitable ways. Learn how to weave culturally responsive and equitable practices to co-create brave learning spaces for themselves and for their students.

Instructor: Arlene Casimir

EDUO 9327 Strategies and Approaches for Trauma Informed Instruction

Practicing trauma informed classroom engagement strategies requires moving beyond theory to applying the framework in real time. Instructional content, student needs, adult needs and the requirements of the school system impact the educational experience for both children and teachers. Critically examine content, methods, and classroom expectations by applying the framework of trauma informed practice.

Recognize and respond effectively to the evolving needs of your students, yourself, and your community.

Instructor: Colleen Wilkinson

EDUO 9947 Trauma Informed Practices: Understanding Trauma and its Effects

Note: This course was previously numbered EDUO 9894. You cannot register for this course if you took EDUO 9894.

Understand trauma and its effects in the classroom setting.  Examine the types of trauma, causes of trauma and the effects of trauma students’ experience.  Collaborate with a coworker(s) on ways to best support students who have experienced trauma and determine what key pieces of information you will share with others in the workplace.  Begin developing a trauma sensitive classroom that will meet the need of all students. 

 Instructor: Jennifer Prescott

Instructor: Jennifer Prescott

EDUO 9948 Creating Calm in Your Classroom

A trauma-informed classroom is a learning space that supports emotional regulation and academic learning. Discover the four pillars of trauma-informed classroom set up. Apply a critical lens to previous classroom setup to transition your classroom into an environment that cue feelings of calm and provides a safe space for learning and engagement.

Instructor: Addison Duane

EDUO 9949 Considerations and Classroom Strategies for Every Student

Explore ways a trauma-informed mindset will guide you as you cultivate a cohesive, connected classroom learning environment. Develop an understanding of the prevalence and impact of childhood trauma in students lives and the need for a trauma informed practice as universal precautions.  Apply a trauma-informed framework to support your students who have experienced various forms of trauma, and while guiding students in developing resilience. 

Instructor: Colleen Wilkinson

EDUO 9950 The Brain Science of Regulation

Trauma significantly impacts brain development. Cultivate a deeper neurological understanding of the trauma-affected brain.  Critically analyze emotional responses from a trauma-informed lens while planning to teach students about the brain. Gain an understanding of various school-specific regulatory strategies

Instructor: Addison Duane

EDUO 9951 De-escalation and Discipline

Explore ways to support students and manage classroom behaviors through a trauma-informed lens. Gain tools you can implement today while creating deep, meaningful relationships with students that create long term behavioral change.  Learn a new framework for discipline by learning to respond to big emotions with effective de-escalation techniques. Critically analyze current discipline ideologies and practices within the context of your own classroom and school.

Instructor: Colleen Wilkinson