Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

In this galvanizing book for all educators, explore an urgent and growing issue —childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma -affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learner swill help you cultivate a trauma -sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and —most assuredly —learn at high levels. The authors —a mental health therapist and a veteran principal —provide proven, reliable strategies to help you 1. Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. 2. Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. 3. Adopt a strengths -based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. 4. Head off frustration and burnout with essential self -care techniques that will help you and your students flourish.

You must register and pay for the course through Fairfield County ESC here before registering for the Ashland credit. 

This 15-hour online book study is self-paced for users to complete at their convenience during the 4-week time period. Participants must purchase their own copy of Fostering Resilient Learners and plan to spend about two to three hours working in each of the seven modules.

For more information please contact Teresa Dempsey at

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to

Cost: $249
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2020 to August 21, 2021
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Course Number: EDU*6160*E1
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU