Cultivating Trauma-Informed Spaces in Education, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Webinar Series

Nicole Johnson
May 17, 2023
7:00 - 8:00pm EDT

Sponsored by International Test of English Proficiency and Change It Up

Webinar Description
How is trauma relevant in your work as educators and employees working with learners? What is trauma-informed education and why is it important in your role as educators and employees? What are the ways you can build trauma-informed education into learning spaces?

This webinar will provide practical pedagogical strategies for educators and employees looking to enhance their practices with adult learners in post-secondary education settings. The presenter will draw from a community-driven research project and a recently developed Promising Practices Manual.

The webinar will highlight the research findings, the need for trauma informed education from an EDI lens in post-secondary settings and will share practical pedological strategies from the framework.

Areas to be covered include:

  • fostering authentic, courageous, and safer spaces,
  • supporting choice and autonomy,
  • creative and supportive curriculum design,
  • commitment to reflective practice and growth, and
  • cultivating individual and collective wellness.

Various macro level strategies will be shared recognizing the importance of embedding trauma-informed practices into an educational organization’s culture.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices

Categories: Classroom Management, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Health/Mental Health, Instructional Design, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Social Justice

Teaching Sectors: Adult ESL (credit), College/University (EAP), Continuing Education/Adult ESL (non-credit), LINC
OSLT/ELT, Program administrators, Self-employed, TESL trainers

Participant Level: All levels

About the Presenter
Nicole Johnson (she/her) has been a professor in the Social Service Worker Program at Sheridan College for 14 years. She holds a Masters in Education and has 20 years of experience in the anti-violence sector. As a curriculum developer and researcher, she has developed a passion for trauma-informed education supporting building safer, more inclusive, and harm-reducing spaces for learners. Nicole was the principal researcher on a Sheridan-funded research project entitled Developing a Trauma-Informed Practice Framework and recently co-authored a Promising Practices Manual which is being launched for 2023.

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