Learning Opportunities
back to all events
Creating Sensory Smart and Trauma Informed Classrooms
Presented by: Kari Lotzien
Date(s):
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Sensory regulation is the ability to perceive and respond to the environment with the appropriate level of alertness. For some students it can be quite challenging to match the level of energy in their body with the task at hand. When a student’s level of arousal runs too low they may seem disinterested, clumsy or miss social cues. When a student’s level of arousal runs too high they may be easily distracted, have trouble focusing attention or may be fidgety in class. The impact of trauma can complicate this experience even further. This workshop is designed to educate, empower and to provide clear strategies to support our students.

  1. Learn the neuroscience of regulation and trauma and its impact on our students
  2. Explore the difference between behavior versus sensory needs.
  3. Develop a plan to create a sensory and trauma informed classroom for you and your students.
  4. Explore hands on tools and strategies to promote regulation, relationships and learning
About the Presenter(s):
Kari Lotzien

Kari Lotzien is a passionate speaker and occupational therapist with over 18 years experience working with children, families and school teams. She brings her messages to audiences through stories that take current research and theory and make it relatable. Kari is the founder and owner of To the Stars Occupational Therapy & Wellness Centre. She is committed to creating strong communities through business leadership, international speaking and developing sensory based, trauma informed programs for children and youth.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: November 27, 2019
Cost: $125.00
Focus(es): Inclusive Education
Grade Level(s): Pre K -6
Audience: Teachers