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Prioritizing Student and Staff Well-Being

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Prioritizing Student and Staff Well-Being as Schools Reopen

Presented by Jen Alexander, M.A., NCC, SB-RPT, Professional Development Facilitator, Educator, and Consultant

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing

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Whether you conducted classes online, face to face, or in a hybrid fashion during the 2020-2021 school year, education was different for students, staff, and families due to the pandemic. Although not everyone was affected in the same ways, many experienced stress, trauma, and grief—effects that will likely continue when the new school year starts.

If you’re wondering how to connect where your school community has been to where you’d collectively like to go in the 2021-2022 school year, this edWebinar is for you. Watch Jen Alexander—experienced educator, trauma expert, and author of the bestselling books, Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19—to reimagine schooling in trauma-sensitive ways.

Viewers will:

  • Discover what you missed and didn’t miss during pandemic schooling, whether you were online, face to face, or working in a hybrid model
  • Examine your own feelings, needs, and hopes as you prepare for the new school year
  • Learn trauma-sensitive tips from Jen to help you create a new normal that’s better than the old, for both students and staff

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the preK through middle school levels. 


Jen AlexanderAbout the Presenter

As a former special education teacher and school counselor in Iowa, Jen Alexander has more than 20 years of experience providing support to young people and the educators who serve them. As a popular professional development facilitator, trauma expert, and author, Jen shows fellow educators what works and why when it comes to building trauma-sensitive schools. With a unique ability to connect with students, educators, other helpers, and parents, Jen is devoted to facilitating schoolwide trauma-sensitive transformation through effective professional development paired with school consultation. Within minutes of working with her, educators know they are learning from someone who understands the real struggles of everyday teaching and learning, and they join in her belief that change benefiting educators, students, and entire school communities is possible. Jen holds degrees in psychology and special education teaching as well as a master’s degree in professional school counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also a nationally certified counselor and registered school-based play therapist.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Founded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.



Monday, August 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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