That student who creates a diversion when it’s time to work. That student who crawls under the table to cope. That student who is silent, hoping to be invisible. These students weigh heavy on our souls and know exactly how to push our buttons.
In this session, participants will:
- learn to identify the characteristics of students living within chronically stressful situations;
- provide strategies to keep these students engaged in the educational process.
The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
November 17, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
Institute for Excellence in Education
711 West Pickard Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Lunch will be provided.
Deb Sweebe brings over 18 years of classroom and school leadership experience to her role as an Academic Coach at the Institute for Excellence in Education. Passionate about meeting the needs of every student, Deb works side-by-side with educators, providing professional development and job-embedded coaching. Throughout her career, Deb has worked in a variety of roles, including classroom teacher, principal, and as an adjunct instructor at Saginaw Valley State University. In addition, Deb served on the American Chemical Society’s Presidential Task Force on STEM Education. Deb holds multiple education certifications and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from National University in San Diego, California.
Tracey McKenzie earned her teaching degree from Northern Michigan University majoring in both elementary mathematics and English; she attained her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Early Childhood. Tracey has worked in a variety of educational settings including preschool, middle school, and alternative education. She has training in the skills of collaboration through both Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools. Her area of expertise is in student-centered data analysis. Through her coaching experience, Tracey believes that collaboration and trust allows educators the opportunity to do what is best for all children.
Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours are available for an additional fee.
Event Registration Cancellation Policy
Transfer: Registrations are transferrable, but not refundable. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to one day in advance of the event without charge.
Cancellation by Participant: No refunds will be given, but a voucher for attendance at another Institute for Excellence in Education event will be offered and will be valid for one full year.
Cancellation by IEE: In the event of circumstances beyond its control, the Institute for Excellence in Education reserves the right to amend or cancel any event. If the Institute for Excellence in Education cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.