All about ACEs

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Understanding ACEs / Needs Assessment

Teachers often struggle when it comes to teaching disadvantaged students. In addition to this, a surprising amount of teachers don't even know what an ACE score is. These are important factors that play a role in a student's behavior and ability to learn, and it is crucial that teachers are educated about these factors to benefit the learning of their students. Even though most teachers have heard about an ACE score, not many know how to work with a student who has a high score. This mini-course is designed to inform teachers about the importance of differentiation for disadvantaged learners, and to provide information about a person's ACE score. In order to ensure the success of our students, we must create an environment where they feel comfortable. Often times disadvantaged students come from a home where they aren't receiving the support and attention that they desire. As a teacher, we're able to serve as a positive role model and teach students good studying habits, but first they must trust us. This course will help educators learn more about the background behind a child's behaviors and find some strategies to help support all students.

Who is this for?

This course is designed to provide information on Adverse Childhood Experiences to all educators grades K-12. All personal working within a school district would benefit from having more knowledge on a student's ACE score and how this affects their behavior in a classroom setting.


What will you get out of this course?

By the end of this course learners will be able to..

- Understand what contributes to a student's ACE score - Analyze what a disadvantaged learner is and what contributes to this title - Apply strategies to help support disadvantaged students in a discussion - Know what the causes of certain behaviors and have new resources to deal with them


Performance Objectives

The learner will ...

- Participate in discussions with peers

- Reflect upon their own experiences

- Analyze Case Studies

- Read/Analyze articles and video clips

- Create a storyboard project demonstrating their knowledge of ACEs

Course Outline

Unit 1: The Definition

Unit 2: The Application

Unit 3: The Product