Trauma and Learning: Using Movement to Support Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences
A landmark study by Felitti and Anda found that 67% of the US population has one or more ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience). Students with ACEs come from every socio-economic class, culture, and ethnicity. The likelihood that one of your students will have one or more ACEs is high. The current pandemic has stock-piled more potential ACEs for your students including food insecurity, death of a loved one, parental addiction to drugs/alcohol, divorce, or loss of income for one or more parents. In addition, new family stressors may include parental inexperience with teaching their child, isolation, stay-at-home orders, or future economic uncertainty.
The difficult truth is that students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) usually find traditional learning environments unsuitable for their needs. This 6-hour virtual training includes the background on ACEs, and toxic stress, brain research, the damaging consequences for students with ACES, the appropriate role of the educator, and innovative strategies to calm students and help them learn.
This training introduces and incorporates Suzy Koontz’s new book, Using Movement to Reach Students: Kinesthetic Learning for the Trauma-Informed Classroom and Virtual Classroom.
In this training, you will learn
- About trauma-informed teaching.
- How trauma affects students.
- How to make sense of students’ behavior.
- How to utilize the ACE lens.
- Effective teaching strategies that help students with ACEs overcome the learning barrier and excel in their academic career.
- Strategies that promote students’ feeling safe, appreciated, loved, and valued.
- Practical techniques and strategies that will provide encouragement and hope for the many students with ACEs.
- Practical suggestions for the classroom.
- Practical suggestions for virtual instruction.
- Practical suggestions for blended classrooms.
- How to strengthen a parents’ ability to teach their child.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL students benefit from the practical techniques and strategies included in the training.
The webinar is designed to include six one-hour sessions. The complete training includes 10 hours of professional development credit (6 hours of face-to-face time with the instructor, Suzy Koontz, and 4 hours of readings and projects).
The following e-books are included in the training:
Math & Movement Training Manual e-book by Suzy Koontz
Using Movement to Reach Students: Kinesthetic Learning for the Trauma-Informed Classroom e-book by Suzy Koontz and the Math & Movement team
Dates and Times:
- Trauma and Its Effects on Students, Thursday, January 6th, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
- How Toxic Stress Damages the Brain, Thursday, January 13th, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
- How and Why Kinesthetic Learning Benefits All Students, Thursday, January 2oth, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
- The Role of the Educator in Supporting Students with ACEs, Thursday, January 27th, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
- Literacy: Practical Strategies to Counteract the Ill-Effects of ACEs and Toxic Stress, Thursday, February 3rd, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
- Math: Practical Techniques to Attenuate the Damage of ACEs and Toxic Stress, Thursday, February 10th, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
Cost Per Participant: $245
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