Trauma-Informed Instruction Study Circle

In this 12-hour study circle, a small group of adult educators work with a facilitator across 4 meetings of 3 hours each. A lens of “trauma-informed instruction” is used to deepen our best practices in working with adult learners in ways that are inclusive and culturally responsive. To do our work well, educators need to be aware of our own implicit biases, students’ possible experiences stemming from trauma in a myriad of forms, as well as implications for teaching and learning. In this professional learning activity, emphasis is on reading, reflection, and discussion.

Via this study circle, adult educators will be able to:

  • Articulate a working definition of trauma that includes personal, systemic, historical, and other experiences.
  • Identify ways that such trauma can impact learning for adult basic education students.
  • Implement trauma-informed practices in order to better serve adult learners.
  • Connect with fellow ABE practitioners and create a supportive environment that fosters well-being for ourselves, our students, and our workplaces.