There’s still time to register! The Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL) is still accepting registrations for their upcoming workshop on Tuesday, December 4: The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Learning. This workshop is geared toward K-12 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, support staff, and school-based and central office administrators.
Creating a trauma sensitive classroom requires cultivating and maintaining a warm and supportive learning environment so kids feel safe and included. Trauma impacts cognitive and emotional development in ways that help kids adapt to the trauma, but that make it more difficult for those kids to adapt to the demands of the classroom environment. Applying mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to supporting students and staff is one strategy to effectively address traumatized students in the K-12 learning environment. This workshop will explore basic as well as applied research within the fields of neuroscience, psychology and general education. The presenter will offer meaningful ways for educators to manage stressful demands so that they can cultivate an exceptional learning environment and ultimately revitalize the learning opportunities of all students. Participants will gain valuable knowledge, develop new skills, and have time to collaborate effectively with other attendees. The presenter will offer a Follow-Up Zoom session in which participants can discuss the challenges they have faced and the successes they have had in creating a trauma sensitive classroom.
ACPS employees qualify for the VaSCL member fee of $149. Prepayment is not required for participation.
The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and internet access. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. The conference will begin at 9 a.m and run until 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon.