RESILIENCE COALITION MEMBER

SHARE

ORGANIZATION

Our name is a statement of purpose: The Source for Help, Advancement, and Renewal for Educators. 

Our online courses on resilience and empathy provide a catalyst for conversation and action in local learning communities—PLCs, coaching sessions, informal collaboration, and professional development sessions. 

Our team of designers collaborates with a network of teachers, leaders, and subject matter experts across fields, across the country, to offer simple, research-based strategies to help teachers create more human-focused classrooms.

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SHARE courses are a catalyst for growth in local learning communities

By creating intuitive coursework filled with practical guidance and resources from teachers, experts, and designers with different perspectives, we aim to inspire and equip teachers to share their own perspectives, because learning is, fundamentally, sharing.

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SHARE Professional Learning

What is SHARE?

The pandemic has brought increased attention to something that has always been true: teachers have an extremely difficult job. While well-meaning, reminders that educators should “practice self-care” are not enough. Our team has worked with people across the country who know how to look after one’s well-being with so much uncertainty and responsibility hanging over our heads. Our courses help educators to apply their inherent resilience to the changing realities of the classroom, have constructive conversations with colleagues, and foster empathy among fellow educators, administrators, students, and parents.

Learn more about SHARE and request a free demo!

Trauma-Informed PD for Teachers

You’ve heard it before: You’ve got to put your oxygen mask on before you help others with theirs. It’s simple to say, but difficult to do, particularly for educators who have devoted their lives to their kids and have experienced trauma or compassion fatigue themselves. Resilience is a skill that needs ongoing reinforcement and practice. SHARE courses help educators to practice self-care as they exercise empathy for their students and themselves. Specifically, educators who take our courses will:

  • Learn to identify traumatic behaviors in students and avoid compassion fatigue
  • Create a consistent classroom structure
  • Teach students and themselves to set aside time for self-case
  • Design a learning environment that meets the needs of students from different contexts

SHARE COURSE CATALOG

While SHARE courses cover many topics, they all aim to promote the practice of empathy toward more human-centered classrooms. Our catalog is designed for educators looking for ways to engage students in meaningful virtual discussions, help struggling kids overcome personal challenges, recognize and respond to trauma, or provide differentiated instruction to a diverse class. SHARE courses can help educators facilitate meaningful conversations with their colleagues and students and strengthen the skill of resilience.

Visit the Course Catalog page to explore your free and cost-effective course options.

Featured Course:
Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma‘s purpose is to help you develop an awareness of trauma so you can cope with it. You will also learn skills to become more resilient yourself and gain tools to teach your students to do the same.

Sign up for SHARE’s featured course!

This FREE course is focused on strategies to help educators and their students remain strong during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It covers stresses associated with directives related to COVID-19 such as quarantine and social distance.

  • Intended Audience: K-12 educators and administrators
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Key Learning Objectives:
    • Recognize the traumatic effects of COVID-19
    • Address pandemic-related stress in the online classroom
    • Rebuild trust and a sense of safety among educators and students

Sign up for the Teaching Through the Coronavirus Pandemic course!

This course uses the story of Mr. Rodriguez, a teacher at Flat River Middle School, to show the importance of effective communication when helping Jenny, a student having trouble with depression.

You’ll learn how Mr. Rodriguez works with Jenny and her school community to come up with a plan for her return to the classroom after a behavior-related absence. For participants with hard-won experience, these courses provide a space for them to share what they have learned. For those who need guidance, we provide evidence-based resources.

  • Intended Audience: K-12 school teachers and administrators
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Key Learning Objectives:
    • Improve communication skills with students and parents
    • Learn the basics of Nonviolent Communication
    • Recognize and talk to someone who is depressed
    • Deal with in-class disruptions
    • Create a re-entry plan for students
    • Organize a Restorative Justice Circle
    • Gather a community to help students

Sign up for the Building Strength and Healing Together: Talking Through Trouble course!

This course addresses the social and emotional challenges teachers and students may face during the Coronavirus Pandemic. It starts with strategies for recognizing the negative feelings that returning to teaching might provoke, and then talks about how to manage them. The course suggests activities both teachers and students can use to increase their resilience and self-reliance.

In anticipation of further disruptions due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, the course concludes with recommendations for remaining positive and flexible during an unprecedented school year.

  • Intended Audience: K-12 school teachers and administrators
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Key Learning Objectives:
    • Become aware of feelings about teaching during the pandemic
    • Understand the relationship between emotions, thoughts, and behavior
    • Recognize cognitive errors
    • Develop strategies for combating automatic thoughts
    • Manage expectations
    • Treat your class and yourself with more compassion
    • Develop a positive attitude to meet unforeseen challenges
    • Increase students’ ability to learn on their own
    • Encourage students to become personally invested in their education

Sign up for the Back to School During COVID-19 course!

Transform your classroom by building a culture of oracy among students. Watch this FREE 60-minute recorded webinar as host Heather Fuller and special guest Luke Zamperini discuss cultivating purposeful talk based on the ultimate story of resilience, the YA version of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

  • Intended Audience: K-12 school teachers and administrators
  • Length: One 60-minute synchronous webinar + One 10 minute Check Your Knowledge
  • Objectives and Goals:
    • Oracy-Based Classroom:
      • Information | Impactful Resources
      • Importance of Proper Implementation 
      • Maintaining Oracy Culture
    • Case Study: Unbroken
      • What is The Unbroken Curriculum?
      • How do I implement the standalone Micro Lesson into my classroom? 
      • In-person, Blended and Digital Options
    • Continuing the Conversation
      • How does one create and, most importantly, curate a culture of oracy on their own
      • Calls to Action: What steps can you take next?

Sign up for the Unbroken Webinar: A Victory for Hope course!

In this FREE course, teachers will find techniques and suggestions for using the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete taken prisoner during World War II, to teach students about the role of hope in resilience. Geography teacher Heather Fuller explains how she asks her students to engage with Zamperini’s book Unbroken to develop their oral communication skills. The course starts with an introduction to oracy, the skill of expressing oneself clearly and with purpose when talking.

  • Intended Audience: 6-12 teachers and administrators (Some activities are appropriate for younger students.)
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Key Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the concept of oracy and its origins
    • Promote oracy in the physical classroom
    • Use oracy skills online

Sign up for the Unbroken Curriculum: Purposeful Conversation course!

THE SHARE TEAM

Thomas Armbrecht

Thomas Armbrecht

Head of Curriculum Development

Tom has a PhD in French Studies from Brown University. Formerly a tenured Professor of French, he taught literature and philosophy to both undergraduate and graduate students at an R1 university before focusing his career on Instructional Design. Tom has been involved in educational technology since its inception. He is the principal designer for the Moving Beyond Trauma course series.

Jenna Epstein

Jenna Lynn Epstein

Principal Subject Matter Expert - Counseling, CBT, EMDR

Jenna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and former School Counselor. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults with complex trauma backgrounds through Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR therapies and is one of the SHARE subject matter experts for the Moving Beyond Trauma course series.

 

Mary Jane Pearson

Mary Jane Pearson

Advisor

Mary Jane Pearson, Ph.D., has been involved in teacher education for more than 30 years. Her unique credentials as a teacher educator include chairing the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), the largest educator licensing agency in the U.S. During her nine-year tenure as a commissioner, she co-authored the research on beginning teacher support and assessment that has become the worldwide standard for the support of new teachers, the Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment Induction Program (BTSA). In addition, she was appointed by the U.S. President to serve as the regional representative for the U.S. Department of Education.

In recognition of her service to education, Mary Jane was named California Teacher Educator of the Year. In addition, Mary Jane lead the development of a highly-sought-after master’s degree that featured a concentration in trauma-informed practices and how to foster resilience in children who have experienced trauma and in teachers who have experienced both trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress.

Patrick York

Patrick Garrett York

Head of Platform

Patrick is co-leading SHARE and has served as the head of Learning Design, overseeing teams of designers, developers, subject matter experts to create educational products and online curriculum. Patrick’s work in education has included teaching in person and online as well as collaborating with educators to create distance education programs. His goal is to foster community growth by creating digital opportunities for people to be active participants in their own and each others learning.