Course Details

P187-10061.1S21 - Trauma-Informed Instruction

Course Details
Course Description: This course examines teaching practices that are sensitive and informed by trauma to improve learning outcomes. As this course is being offered for the first time in the NYC area, the globe is the midst of a pandemic. Schools are closed. Families are losing loved ones. And when there is trauma in our society, almost invariably, minority/non-dominant racial and cultural groups are disproportionately affected. According to the Department of Justice, more than half of children in the U.S. were exposed to trauma in an average year, and 40% are direct victims of multiple acts of violence (higher percentages are represented in urban schools). This study also shows that students exposed to violence are more likely to be delinquent, struggle in and drop out of school; as well as to suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD, abuse drugs and alcohol, and engage in criminal activities (U.S. Department of Justice, Trauma can greatly affect students' ability to learn. But through trauma-informed instruction, teachers and other education professionals can be factors of healing toward success, despite these odds. This course guides educators through a paradigm shift, toward deeper understanding, heightened sensitivity, and increased efficacy in teaching students affected by trauma. Participants learn to take an informed approach to instruction that can break the cycle of trauma.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 04/19/2021 Start Date: 02/01/2021 End Date: 05/28/2021
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Socioemotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Instruction
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1b : Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
2a : Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Quikitech Contact:
Instructor # 1: Ashley Martinez Instructor # 2: Ruth Wise
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $129.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $254.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Follow these two steps: Step 1: Registration is required with ASPDP to earn P-Credits, A+ Credits, and/or CTLE hours. You can do this by logging in to your ASPDP account at and then select the Quikitech course from the catalog you would like to take during this semester. The ASPDP registration fee is paid directly to ASPDP on their website. Step 2: Pay the Education Partner fee for the Quikitech course by going to the following URL and select the matching Quikitech course which you registered with ASPDP. The Education Partner fee may vary depending on promotions, bundles, and/or discounts. Please email if you have any questions or inquiries. Deadline to register for the summer semester is April 19, 2021.