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Trauma-Inspired Pedagogy - Cancelled

This cutting-edge workshop fills a critical need for educators at all levels. Children, teens, and young adults face a world that is constantly changing in uncertain and stressful ways including the COVID-19 pandemic, school shootings, social media bullying, and much, much more. Students look to their educators for guidance in traumatic and uncertain times, and educators often do not have the necessary tools to effectively respond.

Trauma-Inspired Pedagogy is a 15-hour workshop that provides educators with a foundation upon which to assist students through traumatic situations. This workshop addresses the basics of trauma-inspired teaching, types of trauma, trauma management techniques in the classroom and digital learning environment, ADA compliance, overcoming social inequality that results from trauma exposure, integrating trauma-informed pedagogies in the classroom, and identifying support services at the state, local, and national level as well as online communities. 

This workshop includes a mix of lecture, discussion, and projects designed to provide educators with learning tools and resources to integrate trauma management into all areas of instruction.

Workshop meetings will be conducted online via Zoom. Assignments and resources will be provided on Canvas. Reserve your space today!

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and understand types of trauma and their impact on learning and motivation.
  2. Create tasks that utilize different trauma-management techniques in the curriculum, utilizing UDL design methods.
  3. Locate current opportunities and resources on trauma management in the classroom on a local, state and national level.
  4. Identify challenges to trauma-affected students and learn how to handle them.
  5. Register with thriving online communities for further development and support.


July 10, 2023 - August 6, 2023

Meeting Days

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Meeting Times

9:00am - 10:15am


Online (Zoom and Canvas)


EXEDUC 223; class number 50486

Last Day to Register

July 9, 2023

Workshop Fee



About the Instructor

Lejla Tricic is an experienced eLearning Fellow, Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Writer and Mentor. She enjoys designing courses and has served as a SME for numerous colleges. Lejla also coaches faculty as a Peer Reviewer for QM organization, and is a faculty trainer for online course delivery in CSU system. She is a caring mentor and facilitator to faculty and students. Lejla is also an international volunteer instructor with a proven history of working successfully with culturally and ability diverse groups and imparting intercultural lessons to students, peers, and administrators. Her special passion is work with disabled students and she uses her extensive personal experience to advance accessibility, help with educational goals and assure equal access for all students. She also uses her experience as a survivor of Bosnian war to help students and faculty overcome trauma through creativity and writing. She has been teaching FYW composition, creative writing, film and literature since 2003 at numerous institutions in online, hybrid and Face-to-Face settings.