ERC Series: Trauma-informed Teaching: Using Best Practices in Course Design to Mitigate the Effects of Trauma among Students
In this 90-minute interactive workshop, facilitators provide research-based and experience-tested effective practices to aid participants in defining trauma, identifying the effects of trauma on learning, and tailoring course design and teaching approaches to help mitigate these effects.
Participants will actively collaborate in breakout groups, while using the chat, and via polling to plan, accomplish, and share updates to the design and teaching of their online courses with the goal of mitigating the effects of trauma in university students.
This workshop is recommended for university faculty and/or those assisting faculty with the design and teaching of their online courses. In particular, examples will focus on the impact of trauma on student research goals and expectations. This might also be of interest to graduate students who are TAs. This workshop is capped at 200 participants.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to
- Plan trauma-informed updates to the design and teaching of an online course
Dr. John Briere
John Briere, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and the William N. Friedrich Lecturer: Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology from the Mayo Clinic. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. Dr. Briere’s newest book is Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2019).
Dr. Katherine Guevara
Dr. Guevara directs the SC CTSI Education Resource Center and its learning initiatives, and supports overall education program development, administration and evaluation.
Katherine Guevara is an experienced educator and EdTech innovator. She earned a doctorate in Policy, with research on inclusive education policy for digital equity, and a Master’s degree in teaching. As assistant adjunct faculty, Katherine enjoys teaching at USC’s Rossier School of Education and has taught specialized courses for Gould School of Law and Sol Price School of Public Policy. She is a certified instructional designer and has developed curriculum face-to-face, online, on TV, and via mobile app in the U.S. and abroad. Katherine is most proud of creating an educational television series and accompanying textbook that reached more than a million learners while she was a U.S. Department of State Fellow, and founding her social enterprise, Mobile Teacher, which provides a platform where educators in developing countries can share and leverage best practices to provide quality education to learners without barriers via apps that work without Internet. Most recently, Katherine has been busy at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Hebrew Union Colleges training hundreds of faculty from every discipline to teach online, and consulting with UNICEF on education in emergencies for vulnerable populations such as learners who are indigenous, refugees, and those with special needs.