Capstone Project Title
Shelly Orr and Patty Born Selly
The research question addressed in this study was: How can I inform colleagues about the trauma of English Learners and create a trauma-sensitive classroom for multilingual scholars in an educational setting? In order to attempt to understand the complex traumas experienced by first generation immigrants, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color populations, much research on topics such as: types of trauma, how trauma manifests in classrooms, and finding peaceful resolutions must be reviewed. The overwhelming lack of support multilingual learners receive in school settings in regard to their trauma experiences, indicates a clear need for teachers to have access to professional development that will help them eliminate microaggressions in school settings. This project is designed as a professional development course to help educators focus on an area of trauma and racial abuse multilingual learners experience in schools in the United States. The professional development includes background knowledge on various types of trauma, activities and prompts that will provoke insightful and preventative conversations, and visuals from traditionally unsupported students. The work within professional development will help promote a culture of sensitivity and safety in an education environment.
Nelson, Kwenen, "How Can I Inform Colleagues About the Trauma of English Learner Scholars and Create a Trauma-sensitive Classroom For Multilingual Scholars In An Education Setting?" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 596.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects