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Overview: 

Many of our adult students have experienced various types of trauma in their lives. How does this affect their learning? This three-hour workshop will review the most current research on the intersection of trauma, health, and adult learning.

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • All adult educators and advisors who would like to deepen their understanding of trauma and resilience in adult learning
Description: 

Why should an understanding of trauma matter to adult educators? This workshop, the first of two sessions on trauma-informed instruction, will focus on the science of trauma: how it affects the brain and what impact it has on resilience and learning—for adult learners in particular. It also will explore issues of equity and inclusion for a group of learners with diverse experiences and needs.

The second session, on teaching strategies, is designed specifically for ESOL educators, though others may attend. (See description of Trauma-Informed Instruction Part II.)

Total PD hours: 3

For more information, contact Dori McCormack at dmccormack@qcc.mass.edu 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the critical connection between trauma, health, and learning in adult education
  • Describe key elements of trauma-informed, resilience-oriented learning environments
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
Date: 
05/30/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Quinsigamond Community College, The Harrington Learning Center Room 109B
670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA 01606
Directions: 
PD Center: 

C&I PD Centers Collaboration

C&I PD Centers Collaboration
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Advising
ESOL/English Language Learner
PDP Eligible: 
No
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