The Spring 2020 Cooperating Teachers' Conference will be held at Calvin University, Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Monday, March 23, 2020, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is included. The conference speaker is Allison Nelson, Educational Adviser for Trauma Informed Communities at Development Enhancement Behavioral Health Center. Allison is "passionate about helping schools take their next steps toward becoming more trauma informed."
Allison's presentation will cover what trauma is, how it shapes a brain, and how it is likely to look in our students. She will also touch on what teachers can do about it in the classroom. Participants will walk away with practical next-steps for making their classroom environments and responses to student behavior more trauma-sensitive.