Embodying Your Curriculum: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Embodying Your Curriculum

Embodying Your Curriculum: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Presented by Anita Chari and Angelica Singh

Originally broadcast live on Friday, August 21, 2020, 3 – 4:30 pm ET/ 12 – 1:30 pm PT

No charge for ACMHE members / $17.50 for non-members (join ACMHE)

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This webinar introduces participants to our approach to using trauma-informed pedagogies, the neuroscience of mental health, and pedagogies of social justice and diversity to create connection and embodied presence in the online and in-person classroom, at a moment when higher education is called upon to face profound social problems that cannot be walled off from our classes and that produce anxiety, stress, and burnout among students, staff, and faculty. Created and facilitated by two women of color and the co-founders of Embodying Your Curriculum, an online program designed to teach professors the fundamentals of trauma-informed pedagogy.

In this session you will:

  • Receive an overview of the paradigm of trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Understand why we need it now in our classrooms to support both students and professors.
  • Receive simple and effective tools for beginning to incorporate this paradigm into your curriculum immediately.

Presenters: Anita Chari (Ph.D, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon) and Angelica Singh (M.A., BCST, Founder of The Embodiment Process™)

Anita Chari is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and has received multiple teaching awards for her work in bringing trauma-informed paradigms into higher education. She has been a leader on her campus for innovative online education and her work in bringing trauma-informed pedagogies into the context of prison education. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the political significance of embodied practices.

Angelica Singh M.A., BCST is a somatic educator and trauma therapist with over 20 years of experience working with trauma with individuals, groups, and institutions. Her work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and offered through the UCLA Medical Center. Singh specializes in using online platforms to create a palpable sense of embodied connection with her students.

Chari and Singh are the co-founders of “Embodying your Curriculum,” an online program that teaches professors how to integrate trauma-informed practices, pedagogies of social justice and diversity, and the neuroscience of mental health into the classroom. You can learn more and register for the program at https://courses.embodyingyourcurriculum.com/courses/10/about.

About ACMHE Webinars

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Starting June 1, 2020, the ACMHE Contemplative Education Webinar series is free for ACMHE members (join the ACMHE) and $17.50 for non-members. Registration income is shared with webinar presenters. A recording of the webinar will be shared with registrants and ACMHE members.

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