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Summer Institute for Educators | Professional Development Workshops

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS 2018
Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, 2018
New England College, Henniker, NH

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Professional Development Workshops Strands: Appropriate for PK-12 | Appropriate for Higher Education

Appropriate for PK-12


Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: An Introduction
Cost: $50
Dates: July 30 (full day)

Course Description

The workshop is designed for K-12 educators to gain insight and knowledge about trauma informed approaches to teaching, learning, and caring for the children and youth in New Hampshire. The morning will focus on identifying the definition of complex trauma, traumatic stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and their effect on the neurodevelopment of children and youth. The second part of the workshop will focus on the science of hope, building resiliency in children through changing our script, and how to support teachers and staff experiencing “compassion fatigue”. Time will be dedicated to discuss systems and policies in place to assist educators in creating a more trauma-sensitive classroom and school.

Supporting All Learners with Trauma-sensitive Strategies
Cost: $50
Dates: July 30 (full day)

Course Description

Trauma’s impact on children is prevalent in schools today. A foundational 1998 study identified Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), synonymously referenced as trauma in research literature. ACEs manifest themselves in student behaviors and can be addressed using trauma-sensitive strategies in the classroom. Trauma-sensitive practices provide positive learning opportunities for all students—not just those who have experienced trauma.

Appropriate for Higher Education


LGBTQIA+ Allyship Daylong Institute
Cost: $50
Dates: July 31 (full day)

Course Description

Despite the perception that society is becoming more accepting of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual… (LGBTQIA+) individuals, recent studies show victim disparities has either remained stable or worsened in recent decades; and that schools (e.g. K-12 and higher education) are hostile environments for LGBTQIA+ students.

This daylong institute on LGBTQIA+ allyship will engage and empower educators seeking to: 1) better understand LGBTQIA+ identities and issues; 2) holistically support LGBTQIA+ people; and 3) transform campus climates. Aiming to create a brave space where participants will engage in critical self-reflection, interactive and skills-building activities, and facilitated dialogues, this institute will provide personal and professional development, highlight best practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ people, and inform on key resources that can assist in creating change.

Demystifying Assessment: Building a Better Culture
Cost: $25
Dates: July 31 (1/2 day afternoon 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

The goal is to convey knowledge and facilitate thought processes and conversations around student affairs assessment work. There will be a specific focus on demystifying assessment to a broader audience as well as keeping student learning as the central instead of student participation numbers. Guides found online often use dense language and are unnecessarily long. These guides have overly complex tools that are off-putting and makes use difficult. Conferences presentations often focus on a specific initiative being assessed or provide highly technical material, where my presentation and guide will focus on making assessment work easier and less daunting. This workshop will engage new professionals to build early competencies and habits.

This will assist student affairs practitioners in:
• Assessing their work for use in program and service improvement.
• Seeking enhanced allocation of resources.
• Providing evidence of learning to partners and other divisions.
• Building professional competencies in assessment.
• Reflecting on their work with pride and knowledge of its effectiveness.

Vicarious Trauma Workshop
Cost: $25
Dates: July 31 (1/2 day morning 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)

Course Description

This workshop is designed for Title IX Agents, defined as higher education professionals who have direct contact and responsibility for sexual misconduct cases. The purpose of this workshop is to provide higher education professionals with basic information and skills to effectively identify vicarious trauma.