A Trauma-Informed Toolbox for the Middle-Level Educator
Presenter: Michael Uden
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Join AMLE and Dr. Michael Uden from Concordia University as we delve into this vital topic. Did you know that between half to two thirds of all school-age children experience some form of trauma? This has a significant effect on learning. This webinar will focus on developing a "toolkit" for addressing these challenges at the middle level.
Dr. Michael Uden has served as the Dean of the School of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin since 2008 and has been a member of Concordia's faculty since 1998. Before that time, he had extensive experience as a middle-level educator in public and parochial K-12 education. Teaching in the Middle School
, a curriculum and methods course focused on transescents, remains one of his most favorite courses to teach.
Michael Uden holds degrees in elementary education, curriculum design and instruction, and educational leadership and policy analysis. His research focus areas include literacy, teacher career trajectory, instructional strategies, and trauma-sensitive education; and Dr. Uden has produced recognized scholarship in these areas. In 1998 he was awarded the Herb Kohl Fellowship for outstanding contributions toward K-12 education.
In his role as the Dean of Education, Dr. Uden has overseen unprecedented growth in enrollment and programs, including the merger with Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI, and he now serves as university dean for both the Wisconsin and Michigan campuses. For instance, under his leadership, Concordia's School of Education has launched the Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium
, comprised of 26 public and parochial school district partners dedicated to eliminating student disparity in academic achievement.