SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Trauma-Informed Online Teaching During a Global Health Crisis

March 30, 2021 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications


One year ago, in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City, Columbia University took the dramatic step of switching its entire campus to online instruction. CSSW Assistant Dean Matthea Marquart (bio), who directs CSSW’s six-year-old Online Campus, and Johanna Creswell Báez (bio), who manages CSSW’s online course development, responded with alacrity. They and the Online Campus team offered a series of webinars on the principles of online teaching tailored to the needs of educators who had to make a quick transition to the virtual classroom—one of the most important of which was to teach with compassion. In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Marquart and Creswell Báez to discuss what it means to adopt a trauma-informed pedagogy. What are the most effective techniques for supporting students whose education has been disrupted by a global health crisis?

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