In partnership with the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Professional Learning, the Child Trauma Research Centre is offering a microcertificate in trauma-sensitive pedagogies and practices. A province-wide facilitator community comprised of Saskatchewan educators have come together to create the content for this new microcertificate, working diligently to ensure the program is responsive, culturally relevant, grounded in Indigenous wisdom, supportive, useful, and accessible. This microcertificate offers foundational understandings of trauma-sensitive pedagogies and practices for educators in schools.
The program has been created in the spirit of two-eyed seeing (Marshall, 2012) and focuses on proactive, strength-based approaches for teachers, administrators, and all student support workers. Delivered through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina, this microcertificate consists of three short courses, each resulting in a digital badge. Upon completion of the three badges (two required badges and one elective badge) the Trauma-Informed/Sensitive Pedagogies and Practices Microcertificate is awarded.