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Anita Chari

Anita Chari is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. She has won multiple teaching awards for her innovative work in bringing embodied, trauma-informed, social justice education into higher education, and her scholarly work explores the political significance of embodied practices for our times.

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About this course


EMBODYING YOUR CURRICULUM AUGUST 2020 OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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IN-DEPTH COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course engages professors with four online modules and is held for six consecutive weeks. Of course, professors can go at their own pace to suit their schedules and life circumstances.

Each module includes:

  • 1 webinar per week that guide professors through each module and answer questions about their specific processes. Webinars are recorded for participants to view at their leisure.
  • Presentations that address health and paradigms for healing and transformation.
  • Recorded Guided Practices & Processes designed for calming the mind and nervous system.
  • Worksheets that help professors track their own progress and implement the skills and practices from the course into their classrooms.
  • Discussion boards to share participants’ experiences, ask questions, and get direct feedback on specific issues and questions.

The webinar videos are roughly 60 minutes long and cover the material in the specific module.

Throughout each webinar, we share our teachings regarding the course material, lead practices, and provide facilitation for the specific needs of the professors who participate. This format provides professors with a unique opportunity to learn from the questions and experiences of other participants as they receive support and guidance.

In this course, professors will:

  • Develop effective tools and skills for connecting with their students and learning process in this new paradigm of online learning that we face during the pandemic.
  • Understand how the current political protests and the pandemic may be influencing their students’ ability to focus, why online learning technology can amplify challenges to student attention, and what can be done to respond effectively.
  • Gain specific tools for addressing race and racialized trauma in the classroom.
  • Learn how trauma impacts learning and how it poses even more of a challenge in online classes; develop tools for addressing trauma and nervous system dysregulation.
  • Cultivate a learning environment in which students feel seen and heard in their learning process and develop skills for effectively engaging them when in-person classes are not possible.
  • Gain new skills for effective group teaching in an online platform so that professors can utilize group energy to create synergistic learning environments online.
  • Learn to assess and track whether students are learning effectively through a human-centered approach, which is crucial as we use more and more technology.
  • Develop nervous system regulation tools so that instead of feeling burned out from online teaching, professors feel effective, connected, and energized.

SCHEDULE AND PRICING

Embodying Your curriculum is a 6-week online course consisting of 4 modules. The course will take place three times during the 2021-22 academic year:

Summer: August 10-Sept. 20 2020
Fall: September 27-Nov. 8 2020
Winter: Jan 11-Feb. 21 2021

Pricing:

Includes 6-week online course

Weekly webinars during course

Worksheets, videos, and materials for learning the practices and integrating them into your classroom

Ongoing peer cohorts for the 3 quarters following the completion of the course

3 webinars (1 per quarter) after the completion of the course to continue your integration and ask questions

Ongoing email and discussion board support in which you can ask questions and receive feedback for the 3 quarters following the course

Institutions can choose to send a few select faculty to take our course, and those faculty will receive our ongoing support via email, discussion board, and quarterly webinars in the 3 quarters following to teach faculty at their home institutions how to begin working with the practices of trauma-informed pedagogy.

Institutions that enroll their professors in Embodying your Curriculum receive a 20% discount off the per student price of our student course Resiliency and Intelligence.

Cost per person $2,100/ Early bird pricing $2000 until July 1