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Introducing the Bartol Trauma-Informed Practice Online course (TIP Online), designed by arts educators for arts educators, to help every participant put trauma-informed theory into practice.

What is TIP Online?

This asynchronous online course follows the same weekly structure, course materials, and opportunities for exploration as Bartol’s live 20-hour training, but it allows participants to learn from anywhere in the world, at any time. 

There are two tracks: an 8-week Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists (TIPTA) Training and a 10-week Trauma-Informed Practice for Arts Education Administrators (TIPAEA) Training.

Bartol’s TIP Online training will equip you with the tools and knowledge to bolster your classroom into a supportive and nurturing space where every participant can thrive. With our Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists online course, you’ll learn how to empower your students, enhance your lesson planning to accommodate all learners, and explore how to set boundaries and fortify yourself as an arts educator. 

Arts Education Administrators will learn all the foundational knowledge provided in the teaching artist track to bolster support for their programs and service populations; additionally, AEAs will also learn how to apply principles to support teaching artists, organizational staff, and community partners.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the training, teaching artists recognize:

  • The neurological and psychological nature of trauma.
  • How trauma affects the brain, behavior, ability to trust, and ability to forge healthy relationships.
  • How trauma can affect self-image, and lead to shame and fear.
  • Behavior in students that indicates potential trauma, fear, shame or stress.
  • What a trauma-impacted student does (and doesn’t) need to successfully participate and learn in a workshop setting.
  • How arts can be healing, and what particular skills can help to heal trauma.
  • The signs of secondary or vicarious trauma in themselves or in teaching partners.

Upon completion of the training, teaching artists can:

  • Provide moments of consistency, ritual, and choice-making in their workshop culture.
  • When a moment of trauma arises, provide students with a series of options that can help them release and regulate themselves through that moment.
  • Adapt their lesson plans into a trauma-informed model.
  • Adapt their facilitation practice into a trauma-informed model.
  • Responsibly address trauma by creating moments of positivity and healing in their workshops.
  • Find moments to guide students through personal reflection about themselves, to help them recognize and acknowledge positive traits.
  • Follow a safety plan for themselves and regularly incorporate self-care into their lives.

Participants who finish the course material and required assignments receive a Certificate of Completion and email badge as markers of their accomplishment.

Why is Trauma-Informed Practice important?

Organizations around the world are working toward becoming trauma-informed to recognize and support people whose lives are affected by trauma. Trauma can be living in a community with persistent violence, deep poverty, or in any environment that is chronically unstable.

By becoming trauma-informed in your teaching artist practice or your work as an arts administrator, you will learn concrete strategies to create a supportive environment where all your participants can thrive, while also managing your boundaries and self-care.  You will also join a thriving and supportive community of hundreds of teaching artists and arts administrators who have completed this training.

Who is TIP Online for?

  • Track record of at least three years of working with communities affected by trauma in- or out-of-school settings.
  • Committed to teaching artist work with young people (K-12) as a significant part of your creative practice.
  • Desire to be part of an ongoing learning community of teaching artists and arts education administrators.

Can my Organization participate?

Yes! TIP Online is a cohort-based program, however we welcome organizations and teams. While registration is on a per-person basis, we do offer group discounts to teams with 3 or more registrants.

How much does it cost?

Registration for TIP Online is $250 per person (plus a $12 per person processing fee), which grants access to the learning platform for up to 8 weeks for teaching artists and 10 weeks for arts education administrators.  Register by July 3 and receive $25 off an individual registration. Groups of three or more registrants can also receive $25 off each registration.

What’s in it for me?

ACCESS TRAUMA-INFORMED RESOURCES: The course comes with a handbook that divides the learning into overarching themes using research from three sectors: behavioral health, K-12 education, and the arts. Additionally, participants gain access to supplementary readings and videos which provide additional context and connections. As participants move through the training, each module comes with a series of videos featuring Bartol facilitators who walk participants through how these theories connect to our work as arts educators. After each video, participants have an opportunity to connect theory to practice by participating in freethinks, assignments, and a community discussion board where you and the rest of your cohort will receive continued live engagement and support from a Bartol facilitator.

SEE TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICES IN ACTION: To shake up the static nature of online learning, participants are also engaged in kinesthetic activities which model trauma-informed practice, including a series of entrance and exit rituals, brain breaks, and arts activities facilitated by professional artists.

STAY CONNECTED AS A TIP ONLINE GRAD: And here’s the best part — after successfully completing the course, you’ll receive a course certification to showcase your dedication to your craft, and you’ll become part of a supportive community of like-minded arts educators. As an alum of TIP Online, you will gain access to exclusive resources, and join an alumni network of practitioners dedicated to trauma-informed teaching.

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