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Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners to Build a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

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Class Details

  • Class Type: Blended
  • Date: 7/5/2022 - 8/7/2022
  • Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Online and Olathe Elementary School
  • Adams State Credit: 2
  • Local Association: UNCOMPAHGRE VALLEY E A
  • Nonmember Price: $190
  • CEA Member Price: $0
  • This class is strictly for educators in the Uncompahgre Valley Education Association. The class will meet in-person on the following dates: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, and 8/8. The meeting times are TBD based on participants' availability.

  • Currently Enrolled: 8 of 30

About the Course

Teachers will actively participate in online and in-person learning to further develop their understanding of trauma. This is a book study of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom. The book presents readers with a background about trauma and how it affects the brain. Then the authors give strategies to create a trauma-sensitive classroom. In the study, we will record our thoughts about the text and discuss ideas on how to best help the students in our classrooms! We will develop a plan to create a trauma sensitive classroom and a 28-day self-care plan. This is a must read for any educator working with children who have experienced trauma!

This course is appropriate for secondary science teachers.  Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, and administrators are invited to join us; they will be asked to work on a planning template in a discipline of their choice.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. 
  • Design a plan to create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels.
  • Build strong positive relationships in the classroom.
  • Explore essential self-care techniques that will help you and your student’s flourish.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Teacher Quality Standard(s): QS 1.A QS 1.B QS 2.C


Ellen Angeles
This is a great book. It really made me think about how to look at situations in a variety of ways to achieve the most beneficial results. This will help both me and my students. With Covid, single parent families, and transitory lifestyles this class is very relevant. I liked learning from my peers and thinking about how these lessons can alleviate stress with coworkers. (and even spouses) Really well done class. Thanks Kari!
Sandra Helken
Really enjoyed this class. Mrs. Keller did a great job.

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