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0.2 CEU

Ways Teachers Can Prepare Themselves To Teach Amid COVID-19 and More

Course Summary

This is a 2-hour course explores the physiological effects of trauma, specifically in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn about the effects of stress on the brain and how to manage emotional challenges including stress and anxiety.   In addition to techniques to help you take care of your own mental health, you will learn strategies to help you build community with your classroom and how to teach students to regulate their emotions.

This course was developed by the NAD Office of Education and Andrews University International Center for Trauma Education & Care team.    

What do I need to know?

After completing this training course, you will earn 0.2 CEUs and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.

What will I learn in this course?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the psychological effects of trauma.
  2. Understand the effects of stress on the brain.
  3. Implement techniques to manage stress and anxiety.
  4. Create an emotional safety plan for yourself.
  5. Develop a self-care plan that addresses the emotional, physical, social, spiritual aspects of your life.
  6. Understand that teachers’ emotions transfer to their students.
  7. Identify regulation skills to model to students.
  8. Implement strategies to make the first week of school a connection week.

About the Instructor

Course Contributors:
Evelyn Sullivan, NAD Office of Education, Early Childhood & REACH
Ingrid Slikkers, AU International Center for Trauma Education & Care 
Alina Baltazar, AU Social Work, AU Institute for the Prevention of Addiction
Charity Garcia, AU Teaching, Learning and Curriculum


Alyne Joy
4 months ago
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Thank you for sharing. Its very informative and I’ve learn a lot from it.

5 months ago
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This course was very informative. Every teacher should complete this course.

6 months ago
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Good presentation. Was not overwhelming, but encouraging and insightful.

6 months ago
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Very informative!

7 months ago
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This course was very informative, very helpful, and provides great strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.

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