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Engaging Students Through Instructional Games

Reggie Carruth

Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:30–5:30 p.m.

Teachers will be given creative tips and tools to learn how to engage youth-at-risk through instructional games. Students will enjoy exploring hands-on activities that take from everyday games and lessons by fusing and transforming them into meaningful collaborative grouping exercises.

Compassionate Schools: Creating a Systemic Approach

Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:30–5:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help attendees understand how to build a sustainable Trauma Informed School Community. We will address strategies, challenges, and ways to create buy-in to help improve student outcomes based on a model in Delaware that started with one school and now has helped launch trauma-informed school communities throughout the state. We are presenting on professional development that was created to scale up trauma-informed practices in our schools to reduce barriers to learning. More specifically, we will share highlights of our teacher professional development protocol that includes The Brain Architecture Game, a tabletop simulation that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for society.

Jessica Begley

Eliza Hirst

Teri Lawler


March 8-11, 2020    |    #NYAR20    |    Hyatt Regency    |    Savannah, GA

Last updated: 8/1/2019