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REC - Trauma as a Barrier to Learning and Teaching: How to Survive and Thrive

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Special Notice: This session is open only to educators participating in the Regional Education Consortium. School Division ID required at check in. Pre-registration required.

The experience of childhood trauma and chronic toxic stress can limit a person’s ability to be his/her best self. The impact can cause significant impairment in learning, emotional control, and behavior. If we come to understand how to support our students through these critical moments of their lives, we can achieve our goals of academic success and lifelong resilience. Further, environmental stressors can impact one’s ability to teach. The experience of secondary trauma as we are the vessels for the stories of our students, can impact our ability to be our best selves as teachers. We will look at the potentially traumatic experiences of both our students and ourselves as we learn about the intersections of trauma and resilience.

In the morning portion we will explore the lifetime health outcomes that are tied to the experience of childhood trauma and chronic toxic stress, how they affect the brain and behavior, and turn this knowledge to support our teaching strategies and implementation in the classroom to benefit our students’ learning. We will focus on our own resilience as teachers and helping professionals, who have both personal and professional experiences that impact our teaching. In the afternoon we will engage in a hands-on learning activity from Harvard Center on the Developing Child, the Brain Architecture Game, in which we will see the impact of childhood hardship on future success and the valuable role of resilience and protective factors.
 
Targeted Audience:
All School Division Staff
 
Session Logistics:
Presenter: John Richardson-Lauve, ChildSavers, Inc.
Location: Hamilton Holmes Middle School
18444 King William Rd., King William, VA 23086
*Pre-registration required
*Bring your picture ID for check-in
*For full day sessions, lunch is on your own; it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch
*You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks
*Potential VA Teacher Licensure Renewal points = 6
*For more information, including presenter bio, go to Portaportal.com Guest Login REC2018
*If for any reason you are unable to attend a session you register for, you must contact the RCC Workforce Development Center at 804-333-6828 to cancel your reservation and allow someone on the waitlist to utilize your seat.
*Building and room temperatures can fluctuate greatly during the summer and are not usually controlled on site.  Please dress accordingly.  
 
In the morning portion we will explore the lifetime health outcomes that are tied to the experience of childhood trauma and chronic toxic stress, how they affect the brain and behavior, and turn this knowledge to support our teaching strategies and implementation in the classroom to benefit our students’ learning. We will focus on our own resilience as teachers and helping professionals, who have both personal and professional experiences that impact our teaching. In the afternoon we will engage in a hands-on learning activity from Harvard Center on the Developing Child, the Brain Architecture Game, in which we will see the impact of childhood hardship on future success and the valuable role of resilience and protective factors. 

 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
Hamilton Holmes Middle School

Instructor
G Staff 

CEUs : 0.6

 

Notice

Please read:  Special Notice: This session is open only to educators participating in the Regional Education Consortium. School Division ID required at check in. Pre-registration required.

Fee 

$0.00


Registration Closes On
Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/27/2018 - 6/27/2018 Weekly - Wed 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM King William, Hamilton Holmes Middle School  Map G Staff