Best Practices in Trauma Informed Teaching

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In bi-weekly Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching gatherings Graduate Teaching Assistants share their knowledge about teaching, teaching and technology tools as well as discuss research of teaching, book chapters relevant to work in an instructional setting. Anyone interested in these topics can join these meetings.

Session Description:  

Undergraduate and graduate students at MSU come to us with very diverse backgrounds and experiences that impact their preparation and learning.   Adversity and other experiences, including the current pandemic impact student engagement with learning and faculty.  This workshop will explore an understanding of universal approaches that are trauma informed and support student engagement.  Principles of trauma informed work as well as best practices for trauma informed teaching will be explored and discussed.   

Presenter Bio: 

Cheryl Williams-Hecksel is on the faculty of the MSU School of Social Work. Cheryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been with the School of Social Work since 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, she has spent more than 25 years in clinical and administrative roles in public and private child welfare and mental health agencies. She is the coordinator of the School’s Evidence Based Trauma Treatment Certificate. She is also involved in MSU’s work with the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute where she serves as coordinator of the University Partnerships team.  Her work also includes consultation with social service agencies around their capacity to trauma informed. She is also one of the founders of the Trauma Services and Training Network at MSU, a collaborative grass roots effort of University faculty, staff and students to work towards creating a trauma informed University. Within this work, she is cofacilitator of a Learning Community that engages those in the MSU community that are working within their units and roles to implement trauma informed principles into their work.   

Please register below and attend and we will send you slides and other related materials.  

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Meeting ID: 732 599 810 
Passcode: GTAsTeach