Education Department launches New Trauma-Conscious Teaching Micro-credential

This spring the Education Department at AUNE is pleased to launch a Trauma-Conscious Teaching Micro-Credential. Offered through the Antioch Center for School Renewal and led by adjunct faculty members Alex Shevrin and Robert Black, this competency-based experience is open to all. This new learning experience is custom-designed to focus on both internal mindset shifts for the teacher, and to introduce concrete strategies to create a proactively inclusive classroom to respond to student behaviors connected to trauma.

To fulfill the micro-credential, participants will choose 5 options from a list of 6-7 experiences, classes, and study groups, plus a capstone project. The program is ideal not only for classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, special educators and school leaders and counselors, but also for camp directors, after school program coordinators, youth organization staff, and religious education leaders.

The next offering is Introduction to Mindfulness (for Trauma-Conscious Teaching) offered entirely online through Webinars with Robert Black, April 12 to June 12.

Next is Trauma-informed Pedagogy and Reflective Practice, which begins April 23. This 4-week, online, asynchronous learning experience with Alex Shevrin uses readings and discussion.

If you prefer face-to-face options, Teacher’s Trauma Toolbox will meet Saturday May 19 at Antioch New England (40 Avon Street in Keene).

Please read more about this experience in Alex Shevrin’s March 12 blog post “Learn with me: Trauma-Conscious Teaching Micro-credential.”

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