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March 22, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Caring for Students in the Aftermath of a Tragedy or Threat of Gun Violence


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Caring for Students in the Aftermath of a Tragedy or Threat of Gun Violence


March 22, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT






About This Webinar

This 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session will address the widespread impact of gun violence in schools and communities and the practical ways we can care for our students (and ourselves!) in positive, effective ways. From the ever-lasting loop of shootings in the news and non-trauma-informed drills school staff and students endure, to the horrors of being directly impacted by gun violence, the weight of this epidemic on the shoulders of all Americans is heavy and relentless. We’ll share personal experiences and youth voices as to what has been helpful and harmful in the aftermath of trauma.


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Abbey Clements  is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence. She is a survivor teacher of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012 and an elementary educator for over 30 years. Clements has been a gun violence prevention activist, wearing many hats in the movement over the last decade. She is a strategic consultant on gun violence issues for the AFT. Clements has been featured in various publications and documentaries, including Newtown, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You, Bullets Into Bells, Marie Claire, AFT Voices, USA Today, among others.

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Sari Beth Rosenberg has been teaching U.S. History and AP U.S. History at a New York City public high school, the High School for Environmental Studies, for the past 20 years and she currently hosts the PBS NewsHour Classroom Educator Zoom Series. Rosenberg has been featured in various publications and multimedia platforms, including USA Today, NBC News, CNN, The TODAY Show, The Washington Post, Reuters, Chalkbeat, Parents Magazine, The Progressive, A+E/Lifetime, Travel Channel, AFT Voices, Share My Lesson, TheSkimm, Pix11, and PBS NewsHour. Rosenberg is the co-founder (along with co-founders Abbey Clements and Sarah Lerner) of Teachers Unify To End Gun Violence. Rosenberg also serves as a Senior Advisor for Voters of Tomorrow.

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10th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Miami Dade County Public Schools

La-Shanda West, Ed.S. is a product of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District graduating in 1990 from Homestead Senior High School. Her college experience includes the following: achieved an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre Law from Miami-Dade College; earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a Certificate in Environmental Studies from Florida International University; completed a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Florida Memorial University and an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Her teaching career began in 2001 as a World Geography teacher for Centennial Middle School. As the years progressed, she has taught Civics, Law, Reading and U.S. History for middle school and Cambridge Business, Comprehensive Law, iPrep Career Choices, Speech and Debate Honors, and World History for high school. La-Shanda West, Ed.S., is a survivor of gun violence. She recently became an ambassador for Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence seeking funding and implementation of violence prevention programs and safe spaces for students and teachers who faced trauma.

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Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.



Caring for Students 1-Pager.pdf

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Caring for Students in the Aftermath of a Tragedy or Threat of Gun Violence - HANDOUT.pdf

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Caring for Students in the Aftermath of a Tragedy or Threat of Gun Violence - LINKS.pdf

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Caring for Students in the Aftermath of a Tragedy or Threat of Gun Violence SML23 PPT FINAL.pdf

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Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence - Virtual Conference 2023 Sneak Peek
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2 Reviews
This is such important work being done by the presenters and others, but I hate that this is the reality for so many students, educators and parents.
Natalie Dean
March 29, 2023
Caring and Sharing
I believe I can use the resources to support students' writing and elevate their voices. I especially think it's important for students to feel like they are listened to and that they matter. Providing a safe space in the classroom and in our schools for students to have authentic conversations and other positive, supportive opportunities to share and just "be" will be important considerations before and after a traumatic experience with violence of any sorts.