Using Trauma-Informed Assessment Practices to Support Adult Learners



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Start Date

9-24-2021 1:00 PM

End Date

9-24-2021 2:30 PM


Assessment practices can bring students into the learning or push students out of our courses. In this workshop, teaching faculty will explore the use of assessment tools that increase feelings of student belonging while also helping students engage in course content.


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Maika J. Yeigh, EdD, is an Associate Professor of Education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department who teaches secondary education, mainly serving students in the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP). Her research interests include supporting teachers during their induction years and how a stance of teacher inquiry is displayed in the initial years of teaching, as well as how strong clinical partnerships support developing educators. In addition, she is a licensed K-12 reading specialist, with an interest in humane literacy practices that provide adolescent learners with choice and voice in their learning. She has taught in the Portland metro area for over 20 years.


Adult students, Adult learning, Inclusive education, Education -- Research -- Methodology, Psychic trauma, College students -- Mental health, Higher education -- United States


Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Using Trauma-Informed Assessment Practices to Support Adult Learners