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Wilson Reading System

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Dr. Lori Severino is a faculty member in the special education program at Drexel University. She teaches courses in reading, high incidence disabilities, and student teaching. Her area of expertise is in reading disabilities. Prior to teaching at Drexel, she was a special education teacher in public education for 26 years in which she taught first through twelfth grades. Most of her teaching career was working with students with dyslexia. She is committed to preparing all teachers to be able to teach all students to read. She is a member of the instructional strategies committee of the Philadelphia Read by 4th campaign.

Teacher with Students


This micro-credential, Introduction to Trauma, Brain and Education, is a learning opportunity offering participants content and learning materials through a learning management system and live Zoom meetings with Dr. Shaw.    

This course will familiarize participants with the following:  

  • Understanding of trauma in its broadest definition and the prevalence of trauma across a school system 

  • Understanding the effect of trauma on the brain: neuro-development, neuroplasticity and brain regulation 

  • Apply your learning of trauma and the brain to all aspects of the school system (curriculum, support programs, discipline as well as other topics) 


Dates: Tuesdays, January 11-February 15, 2022

Program Conduction: Synchronous Online 


Cost of event:  $375.00 

12-month access to support materials from NeuroLogic by Lakeside E-learning platform (Optional): $150


Maximum capacity of event:   



Q: How long is the Introduction to Trauma, Brain, and Education Micro-credential program? 

A: The Trauma, Brain, and Education Micro-credential program is a six week course of study. 

Q: Is there any accreditation

 with the program? 

A: Yes, the program has Pennsylvania Department of Education ACT48 approval credit.  This means that as a Pennsylvania teacher you are able to receive nd credit towards your professional development as an educational professional. At the completion of your course of study, the Drexel University School of Education will provide you evidence that you have met all requirements of the program. Please note that acceptance of education coursework for the satisfaction of certification or licensure professional development requirements rests with each state. Individuals interested in taking Drexel coursework for the purposes of satisfying certification requirements should speak with either their direct supervisor or state certification authority to determine if it will meet the requirements. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all certification requirements for the state in which he or she is certified or intends to practice.

Q: What are the results of the program? 

A: The intended outcomes of this program will be to familiarize K-12 educators and leaders on the broad impact of trauma within a school system and provide a new lens with which to view students, faculty, staff, learning, policy, and discipline procedures.  The final week of this professional learning opportunity will lead to conversations and presentations of proposals on how to integrate trauma-responsive practices throughout a school system.  

ready to sign up? click here below for more information. 

Start Date: January 11 

Six Class Meetings Starting September 21st 

Live meeting dates via ZOOM: 

  •  1/11 at 7pm est 

  • 1/18 at 7pm est 

  • 1/25 at 7pm est

  • 2/1 at 7pm est

  • 2/8 at 7pm est

  • 2/15 at 7pm est

Accessible through Blackboard® and ZOOM®

*Note: Future sessions will be provided based on demand

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