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Spotlight: Preparing Future Educators for the Classroom

November 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tonight’s event has been cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience!

Whole-Child Learning and Literacy Instruction

The School of Education and Counseling is proud to present our third presentation for the Fall 2021 semester’s “Spotlight: Highlighting Faculty Research in the School of Education and Counseling” series. The presentation titled “Preparing Future Educators for the Classroom: Whole-child Learning and Literacy Instruction” will be presented by Anne Gregory.


CLO 239 or via Zoom

About The Presentation

The whole child approach to learning recognizes that learning is contextual and a highly emotional experience. When schools and classrooms fail to acknowledge and address the physical well-being and the social-emotional development of learners, instead focusing solely on academic rigor, they are creating and reinforcing both structural and social inequities.

To address this, we need to consider/re-consider the ways in which we prepare future literacy educators. This presentation examines the impact of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on teaching and learning. It examines how we might prepare future educators to create and work in trauma-sensitive schools where emotions, experiences, and the way we think are incorporated in and throughout the literacy instruction they provide.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.