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Huge numbers of our students are caught in storms of trauma—whether stemming from abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, violent neighborhoods, or fears of school shootings or family deportations. This edWebinar focuses on actions that educators can implement to facilitate learning for these students. Identifying positive, connected teacher-student relationships as foundational, Dr. Fisher offers direction for creating an emotionally safe classroom environment in which students find refuge from trauma and a space in which to process events. He shows how social and emotional learning can be woven into the school day; how literacies can be used to help students see a path through challenges; how to empower learners through debate, civic action, and service-learning; and how to use the vital nature of the school community as an agent of change.
Makes a clear case for the need and responsibility of schools to equip students with tools to learn despite the trauma in their lives.
Shows practical classroom instructional and curricular interactions that address trauma while advancing student academic learning.
Uses literacy and civic action as pathways to empowerment.
Provide a method and tools for developing a coherent plan for creating a trauma-sensitive school.
This recorded edWebinar will be of value to preK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Dr. Doug Fisher, Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer Award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and a Christa McAuliffe Award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on improving student achievement, as well as several books. He is a board member of the International Reading Association and a past board member of the Literacy Research Association.
At Achieve3000®, we believe literacy is the key to unlocking student success. Since 2001, we have partnered with schools and districts to accelerate literacy growth for all students with our flagship PRO platform for differentiated literacy instruction. Now we also offer Smarty Ants® for personalized foundational literacy and Actively Learn™ for secondary curriculum depth. Together, our solutions help all PreK-adult learners increase their college and career readiness and reach their full potential.