Nov 02, 2018
Teaching Students in Poverty
Nov. 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Jensen,
Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth St. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Just as the phrase middle class tells us little about a person, the word poverty typically tells us little about the students we serve. We know, for example, that the poor and middle classes have many overlapping values, including valuing education and the importance of hard work (Gorski, 2008). But if children in poverty were exactly the same cognitively, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally as those from the middle class, then the exact same teaching provided to both middle-class students and students from poverty would bring the exact same results.
This session will help you understand how changes in your teaching and school environment can positively impact students in poverty to make a difference in educational outcomes for low income students.
Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Consultants
Course Number: 167959
Registration Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018
• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, total for non-credit, $125
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA, total for non-credit, $125
GWAEA Professional Learning, 319-399-6767 or 800-798-9771, ext. 6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org