Workshop #6 – Instructional Scaffolding: A Framework for Community-Level Prevention Curriculum
Wednesday, August 12th @ 11:30am
Presentation Abstract: When educators scaffold instruction, they typically break up a learning experience, concept, or skill into discrete parts, and then give students the assistance they need to learn each part. These discrete parts provide a foundation for teaching the next, slightly more difficult, skill or concept. This workshop proposes to share how the concept of scaffolding can be applied to prevention curriculum development while providing preventionists with specific examples to develop a community-level prevention curriculum or plan.
Presenters: Carla A. Thompson, M.Ed. (she/her), Erin Ostling Burkholder, MBA (she/her), and Aruna Manisekaran, MPH (she/her)
Lead Presenter Bio: Carla Thompson M.Ed. is an activist, poet, educator and sexual assault survivor/thriver. She is a former public high school (Cleveland and Canton, Ohio) and college English instructor who truly loves her current position at Crime Victim Services as a Violence Prevention Educator. She has a passion for curriculum design and working with underserved populations. She spends her spare time fighting the power as a member of Lima City Council and attempting to be a decent wife to her partner and mother to her three sons.
This publication is supported in part by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Rape Prevention Education, by Grant No. ODH Project Number: 01860214VW0820 awarded to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence by the Department of Health. It is also supported in part by VOCA Grant No. 2020-VOCA-132920668; and by subgrant No. 2019-WF-VA7-8919 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Ohio Department of Health, or the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.