This course is designed to help Illinois educators understand the many complex issues students who come from adoptive backgrounds face and how they can affect them in the classroom. While often regarded as a compassionate and beautiful way to form a family, it comes with challenges. The challenges some of these students may bring with them can have a major impact on the classroom and on that student’s learning.
This course will help Illinois educators go beyond the storybook idealism of adoption to help them understand the deeper issues facing these students. This course provides concrete information and strategies to support these students academically and socially-emotionally. Issues of childhood trauma (ACEs), race, gender and cultural consciousness are addressed.
- Understand what adoption is and is not.
- Gain an understanding of how trauma may impact children who come from adoptive families.
- Learn strategies for identifying and managing trauma in the classroom.
- Understand the best methods for discipline and classroom management in support of adoptive students.
- Understand how special needs and disability may impact many adoptive students.
- Increase cultural sensitivity and sensitivity to adoptive issues in lesson planning.
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- Choose the version of this course you would like to take: Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit (you will receive a University transcript) or Non-Credit (you will receive a certificate of completion).
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Graduate and Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit Courses
- Graduate Credits are available through Adams State University. Graduate-level professional development credits are available through Valley City State University and Humboldt State University. The University partner will process your course completion and provide a transcript that includes the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade.
- You will receive directions on how to receive your transcript in email form, and you can also review the University Partners section of our website for more information.
- Upon completion of your course, CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the University you selected.
- Note: If you would like to take courses with Adams State, please purchase the Non-Credit version of the course and upon completion email email@example.com asking to sign-up for graduate credit through Adams State.
- You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.
- We offer all of our courses as a Non-Credit option that can be used to meet your recertification or professional development needs in Illinois (always check with your district/state to determine eligibility).
- Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course and number of professional development hours completed.
- The Certificate of Completion acts as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.