Our growing catalog of online courses is centered around the important area of trauma and how to build resilience in students and teachers. All courses employ simple, intuitive design, evidenced-based learning activities, discussion groups, scenarios, and a blend of multimedia in easily digestible units, available across devices.

Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma is a 15-hour, self-paced course series covering the following topics:


Introduction to Moving Beyond Trauma

This course introduces educators to the Moving Beyond Trauma series and explains how and why to learn about trauma and resilience


1. Traumatic Stress and Your Body

Stressful situations can make people anxious and tired. But traumatic stress actually has an effect on the body and brain. This section covers what traumatic stress is, how it affects the body, and how to teach students about traumatic stress

Trauma of ACEs

2. The Trauma of ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are events that cause traumatic stress in children. Unfortunately, the effects of ACEs are not limited to childhood. Experiencing trauma at an early age can change the brain permanently, causing problems later in life. This course explains what ACEs are and how to recognize students who may be suffering from traumatic stress. Teachers will also come up with ideas for teaching your students about ACEs

Traumatic Stress in the Classroom

3. Traumatic Stress in the Classroom

Traumatic stress is often the cause of behavioral problems in the classroom. Sometimes one misbehaving student can disrupt the learning environment for everyone. This is why it's important to have strategies in place to help students maintain their self-composure, including teaching them to regulate their emotions. In this section, teachers will learn to identify what stresses students out and how to minimize classroom stress

Trauma in Schools

4. Trauma in Schools and Communities

Large-scale traumatic events—such as school shootings, community unrest, or natural disasters—are unfortunately common aspects of life. In this course, educators will learn the basics about what kind of community-wide traumatic events are affecting today's students. They will get a chance to discuss ways of responding both during and after a traumatic event. By the end of the course, they will have formulated some ideas about what to do if tragedy affects their school and its community

Recovery and Resilience

5. Recovery and Resilience

The effects of trauma can last long after the event itself. What can teachers do when the effects are having an impact on themselves or their students? How does a person recover and become more resilient? This course discusses strategies for managing stress after trauma. It will also teach resilience-building skills that educators can use with their students and themselves


Assignments: Teaching About Trauma and Resilience

After finishing the courses in SHARE's Moving Beyond Trauma series, teachers will use their knowledge to create materials and lesson plans for their classroom. They can expand the activities and materials they have already created or come up with new ones.

Teaching Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus has upended life for everyone. For teachers and students, the stress associated with this disease is compounded by suddenly moving their classrooms online. This course discusses stresses specifically caused by responses to COVID-19, such as quarantine and social distancing. It also provides strategies to help teachers and their students remain strong during the pandemic. Optional activities describe learning materials you can create to teach resilience in a time of crisis.

Teaching Through the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 90-minute, self-paced course divided into 3 modules.


Module I: Recognizing the Traumatic Effects of COVID-19

The first step in dealing with any sort of trauma is to recognize it. The characteristics of the coronavirus, including its origins, transmission, and means of control, make people afraid of each other and anxious about their own health. Recognizing pandemic-specific fears makes it possible to address their effects. Module I will help teachers recognize the effects of coronavirus-related stress in their students and themselves. It talks about the unique ways in which individuals and communities may process the experience of the disease.

Traumatic Stress in the Classroom

Module II: Addressing Pandemic-Related Trauma in the Classroom

The stress caused by the pandemic can interfere with both teaching and learning and is likely to be compounded by classrooms that are suddenly moved online. Teachers need practical strategies for dealing with not only the mechanics, but also the psychological repercussions of the pandemic. Module II discusses the challenges teachers face trying to teach traumatized students online. It provides tools to spot and control technological and behavioral problems in a virtual classroom and suggests ways teachers can reach out to students who are suffering.

Recovery and Resilience

Module III: Rebuilding Trust and a Sense of Safety

The effects of the coronavirus will be felt for a long time. Although it is not yet possible to know exactly how life will change, reestablishing a sense of security is an important step towards integrating the results of this tragedy into life. Module III focuses on helping teachers and their students remain strong during both the short- and long-term future. It suggests online activities teachers can use to help students be resilient.

Building Strength and Healing Together Collection

Education is a fundamentally human endeavor. Regardless of the subject matter, how great or small the distance between participants, or the technology used to communicate, the key to creating the conditions for learning is understanding who the participants are. Teachers, students, staff, administrators, parents, or anyone else involved in providing or receiving education—we’re all different people with different perspectives.

The Building Strength and Healing Together Collection features an array of courses, which focus on stories that represent this multiplicity of voices. Looking inside this universe, educators of all stripes may find people dealing with similar challenges to the ones their colleagues and pupils deal with in reality.

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.

Coming soon.

Learning to Hope: Unbroken Curriculum

SHARE has partnered with Heather Fuller, creator of the Unbroken Curriculum (based on the best-selling novel, Unbroken) to develop a course series, which help teachers create opportunities in their classrooms for students to feel confident in sharing their personal stories, building trust and understanding with their classmates and teahcers, and growing in their resilience.

The first course in the series will be freely available to the public on July 29th. To enroll, please create a free SHARE account and visit the Catalog on or after the publication date