Evolution of a Trauma-Informed Educator – Spring 2024 Cohort (2-Month Payment Plan)

Registration is Open! Get your early bird $50 USD discount until December 20th!!

*For your early bird $50 USD discount, use coupon code ETIESpring24 at checkout. 

If you’ve ever found yourself questioning your impact in the classroom or grappling with students’ challenging behaviors …. or perhaps, wondering what you can do to move students through dysregulation and prepare their brains and bodies to learn … we’ve got great news!

Enrollment is now open for the upcoming Evolution of a Trauma-Informed Educator course. 

This unique 3-month, 20-hour program is designed to immerse you in the intricacies of the learning environment, helping you understand student experiences in moments of dysregulation and equipping you to create empowering spaces that promote student autonomy and behavioral control.

In this 3-month 20-hour program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze what is happening for students in moments of dysregulation.
  • Identify vital factors that are keeping you stuck in current challenges with students.
  • Recognize what might be missing from  universal and/or SEL programming, coupled  with simple ways to include these critical pieces.
  • Work with the stress and anxiety that is occurring daily.
  • Create regulatory-focused environments that support learning and empowerment.
  • Use brain and body state awareness to guide you in applying strategies and create significant change and growth for your students.

This is one of the best courses I’ve participated in. The depth of information and understanding of how to relate to students is invaluable. It was presented in ways that benefit both educator and student and gave me realistic strategies. It’s also the first course I’ve taken that actually made it ok for the teacher to be human, too. I’m already seeing results with my students!” – Janet G. Franks, NBCT/ENS, EdS (Teacher, Lakeside Intermediate School)

Want to know more? Check out this short video to get a sense for what this course is all about!

Scroll down for course details ….  



Program Details:

This 20 hour, 3-month program is designed for educators, SEL and behavior coaches, school-based and clinical  mental health professionals, and educational leaders, this course includes:

  • Four – 1 ½ hour Live webinars 
  • Six – 1 ½ Recorded  classes
  • Additional recorded material and bonus webinar
  • Three – 1 hour group consultations. We will attempt to organize the groups based on your role in schools or with educators.

Live Webinar Dates: 

*Special Bonus session for SEL coaches, school-based mental health providers, educational leaders or anyone supporting adults in your building(s) Available 1/1/24

  1. January 22nd, 2024   5-6:30pm MST
  2. February 26th, 2024 5-6:30pm MST
  3. April 8th, 2024  5-6:30pm MST
  4. May 15th, 2024  5-6:30pm MST

Live webinars are recorded if you’re not able to attend live.

Recorded classes: These will be released on the following dates:  January 29th, February 12th, March 11th and 25th, April 22nd and 29th.

*Plus a special bonus class on how to “Use a Developmental Mindsets Paradigm when Working with Other Adults”: Available January 1st, 2024

Online Consultation Groups: Throughout this course, you’ll be supported in applying everything you’re learning into your classroom or educational setting. (You’ll complete a brief survey to chose a consultation group that works for your schedule.)

Click here to see consultation survey (scroll down to see dates)

What You’ll Learn:

Bonus Webinar: Using a Developmental Mindsets Paradigm when Working with Other Adults

  • Identifying stages in a developmental continuum in doing SEL and trauma-informed work
  • Gaining skills in more effective partnering and collaborating
  • Understanding different roles you can play in supporting others

Class 1 Webinar: Preparing Brains to Learn

  • The neurobiology of behavior – linking brain and body states 
  • 3 questions as clues to arousal state
  • Using the right strategy at the right time

Class 2 Recording: The Process of developing self-regulation

  • Explicitly and intentionally teaching top-down skills
  • Creating bottom-up co-regulatory experiences
  • Implementing small shifts to daily routines that have a big impact

Class 3 Recording: Strategies for re-wiring brains and re-patterning nervous systems

  • Brian-aligned strategies and corresponding practical neuroscience
  • Practicing one foot in and one foot out
  • Responding with a match or mismatch – understanding and recognizing escalating behavior

Classes 1-3 Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the neurobiology impacting behavior in moments of dysregulation.
  2. Participants will learn how brain states and body states impact students’ abilities to learn.
  3. Participants will gain skills in recognizing dysregulation in students so they can intervene before it continues to escalate.
  4. Participants will identify appropriate expectations and goals in different situations, and the neuroscience behind why some strategies are more effective at certain times.
  5. Participants will learn how to teach the skills involved in mastering the ability to self-regulate.
  6. Participants will examine ways to shift daily routines to include self-reflection which supports the re-wiring of brains and re-patterning of nervous systems.

Class 4 Webinar: Growing Windows of Tolerance & Shifting Perceptions

  • Becoming an external regulator
  • Understanding behaviors as attempts at regulation
  • Intentionally growing windows of tolerance

Class 5 Recording: Practical Classroom Strategies

  • Using a regulatory lens in practice from a layered perspective
  • Understanding discipline is proactive and reflective
  • Implementing somatosensory regulation, Braindrops and Learning Tools

Class 6 Recording: The Neurobiology of Regulating Ourselves and Others

  • Activating the Vagus Nerve
  • Understanding cues of safety and threat
  • Setting boundaries that support growth through balancing challenge and support

Classes 4-6 Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn to see behavior as clues to regulatory needs.
  2. Participants will learn to regulate in moments of dysregulation, helping them avoid exhaustion and burnout.
  3. Participants will be able to apply proactive regulatory strategies throughout the school day.
  4. Participants will translate knowledge into creating environments that support self-awareness and self-reflection in students leading to the discovery of their own regulatory needs.
  5. Participants will learn how to support growing students’ windows of tolerance, to more effectively re-wire the brains and re-pattern the nervous systems of students to support learning and growth.
  6. Participants will explore how to incorporate these approaches in various settings and from a systems and layered perspective.  

Class 7 Webinar: Relationship Dynamics and Challenges

  • Exploring the dynamics in difficult interactions and getting stuck in a cycle of interacting
  • Understanding the internal world of the student, including negative beliefs
  • Moving from deflective to reflective awareness

Class 8 Recording: Relationship Dynamics and Individual Differences

  • Deepening our understanding of how information is processed
  • Examining sensitized stress reactions.
  • Understanding lagging skills from a brain and body lens

Class 9 Recording: Balancing Challenge and Support in Layered Social-Emotional, Behavior Plans

  • Re-examining differentiation and support and exploring typical interventions through a regulatory lens
  • Developing adult responses that match students’ brain and body states
  • Collecting meaningful data

Class 10 Webinar: Moving Forward

  • Navigating common barriers
  • Understanding the concept of values and ways of approaching relationships with ourselves and others
  • Supporting our own journeys

Classes 7-10 Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will examine relationship dynamics and learn how to balance challenge with support.
  2. Participants will explore ways to promote cues of safety in the classroom.
  3. Participants will learn to set boundaries through this lens.
  4. Participants will learn how to use a regulatory perspective when creating support plans for students.
  5. Participants will analyze and compare their beliefs around scaffolding academic versus social-emotional, and behavioral support.
  6. Participants will explore ways to collect meaningful data to track progress to guide interventions.

CE Credit: Participants receive a Certificate of Completion and can also earn 1 or 2 credits from Colorado State University Click here for more information.

Program Cost: $229.50 (USD)/month for 2 months  *Use coupon code ETIESpring24 at checkout for an early bird discount until December 20th. 

Refund Policy: Cancellations received one month from the start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than one month from the start of the class will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee. Cancellation once the class begins will forfeit the payment of the course. However, payment can be applied towards a future course (within two years). If an emergency arises, please contact us to discuss.


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