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Part 3: Trauma Invested Practices | Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

  • Hilton Garden Inn 1220 South Grand Avenue Sun Prairie, WI, 53590 United States (map)

Back by pop­u­lar demand, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, authors of the the ASCD books Fos­ter­ing Resilient Learn­ers: Strate­gies for Cre­at­ing a Trauma Sen­si­tive Class­room and Rela­tion­ship, Respon­si­bil­ity, and Reg­u­la­tion: Trauma-Invested Prac­tices for Fos­ter­ing Resilient Learn­ers. This 3-part series explores an urgent and grow­ing issue — child­hood trauma — and its pro­found effect on learn­ing and teach­ing. Kris­ten, a men­tal heath coun­selor, and Pete, a for­mer prin­ci­pal, will share prac­ti­cal easy-to-implement strate­gies to help stu­dents liv­ing with trauma thrive in the classroom.

This con­fer­ence was held ear­lier this year to great acclaim. “This con­fer­ence truly hits home. Becom­ing trauma-invested is at the core of our daily inter­ac­tions with our stu­dents, cowork­ers, and loved ones. I can­not wait to take this knowl­edge back to my dis­trict. Truly trans­form­ing.” - Cory Sotala coun­selor at Tib­bets Ele­men­tary School

Day 3: Leadership in a #TraumaInvested setting

With lead­er­ship teams and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from your dis­trict, school, and/or depart­ment, this ses­sion allows par­tic­i­pants to deepen their learn­ing and hone their col­lec­tive focus. Par­tic­i­pants will reflect on their per­sonal mis­sions as they ana­lyze WHY they do what they do. Then, using pow­er­ful sce­nar­ios, teams will col­lab­o­rate on a proven, replic­a­ble model for iden­ti­fy­ing stu­dent needs, build­ing empa­thy, and gen­er­at­ing strate­gies for sup­port­ing healthy adult and stu­dent growth. Fol­low­ing the prin­ci­ples of adult learn­ing, teams will fin­ish by con­struct­ing a plan to lead the sus­tain­able imple­men­ta­tion of #Trau­maIn­vested prac­tices in a focused, inte­grat­able man­ner through­out their pro­fes­sional setting.

Day 3 Learn­ing Outcomes

  • Par­tic­i­pants will deepen their under­stand­ing of what it means to cre­ate a Pos­i­tive, #Trau­maIn­vested Learn­ing Environment.

  • Par­tic­i­pants will roll up their sleeves and build a strate­gic, real­is­tic, inten­tional plan to become more #Trau­maIn­vested in their practices.

  • Par­tic­i­pants will col­lab­o­rate and refine their plans to imple­ment #Trau­maIn­vested approaches and mind­sets in their build­ings in order to sup­port adults and their stu­dents in a strengths-based manner.