Workshops

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K-12

A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students – FW100

This workshop gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and 10 actions you can implement the next day in the classroom to achieve impact. This workshop is based on the book A...

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Application of Learning Strategies – FW205

This seminar is an extension of Research-Based Strategies.  Additional classroom strategies are introduced, as well as ideas to move students from the concrete to the abstract.  Concepts are not content-based; however, the application of strategies...

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Common Core Standards: Unpacking and Implementing – FW200

Content specific for English/language arts and literacy, social studies, and science teachers and designed to meet the needs of K-5, 6-12 teachers. This is a hands-on training to guide the transition of Common Core into...

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Consulting/Academic Coaching – FW400

Academic coaching is the follow-up and educational support provided to teachers through small group meetings.  The small groups may include one or several grade levels at the elementary level, or one or several departments or...

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Creating Well-Adjusted Boys at Home and at School – FW330

Building on concepts from the book Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis, this workshop assists parents who want to raise boys to become healthy, well-adjusted men who are successful at school, at home, and in...

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Engage and Graduate Your Secondary Students: Preventing Dropouts – FW 335

This workshop is for educators in grades 7-12 who want to design programs for student success with special emphasis on under-resourced learners.  The innovative approach to genuinely engaging struggling students and preventing them from dropping...

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Evening Workshop with Parents – FW350

This workshop provides parents with information and practical strategies designed to help their children achieve success at home and at school.  Topics include: Communication skills Discipline strategies Planning behaviors This workshop can be done in...

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Guarding the H.E.A.R.T.S. of African American Boys – FW370

Boys account for 85% of the discipline problems in schools. They also constitute the largest populations in special education, Title I, and those who have reading and writing problems. Boys are the ones who have...

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Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis – FW325

Boys account for 85% of the discipline problems in schools. They also constitute the largest populations in special education, Title I, and those who have reading and writing problems. Boys are the ones who have...

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Living On a Tightrope: Principal Leadership – FW365

This workshop gives principals practical strategies for the workplace and is designed to help principals be successful, which in turn helps the entire school organization to be successful.  While instructional leadership has been the principal’s...

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Motivation: How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance – FW375

Psychologists tell us that human beings are born with intrinsic motivation and natural tendencies to seek out challenges and opportunities to learn.  These tendencies tend to operate robustly under certain conditions. The conditions under which...

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Raising Achievement with 9 Systemic Processes – FW115

Learn the nine teacher-friendly processes that are designed to raise student achievement.  From applying accountability requirements and disaggregating data at the classroom level to utilizing relational learning strategies and more, this comprehensive model for school...

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Readiness Skills and Relationship Building for Early Childhood Education – FW305

This workshop will provide participants with a roadmap for helping students develop thinking skills and intrinsic motivation.  Participants will also develop learning experiences that can be used immediately.  The workshop provides an outline of the...

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Reading By Age 5 (Tucker Signing for Early Childhood Reading) – FW230

It’s a well-known fact: The area of the brain responsible for language development shares nerve endings with the part of the brain responsible for motor coordination.  No wonder young children love to use their hands...

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Ready for College, Ready for Careers – CAA102

Colleges and P-12 systems agree that the time to prepare students for college and careers is long before they set foot on the college campus.  For under-resourced and first-generation college students who lack intergenerational transfer...

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Reclaiming the Classroom: Discipline and Working with Parents – FW310

One of the major concerns of educators today is student behavior and conduct.  This workshop addresses workable strategies for building relationships with difficult students, creating a classroom atmosphere of mutual respect, and guidelines for creating...

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Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty – FW345

Does your district’s gifted program reflect the demographics of your campus/district?  If not, you may not have equity in your gifted program.  Typically, gifted programs serve middle class America to the exclusion of students from...

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Research-Based Strategies – FW105

This workshop focused on serving under-resourced students by providing hands-on techniques that help you narrow and then close the achievement gap for all students, but especially under-resourced students.  Reduce your planning and response time and...

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Response to Intervention (RTI) – FW220

Learn about the “what,” “why,” and “how” of Response to Intervention (RTI) and the under-resourced learner.  This session will cover student intervention teams, the rationale behind the RTI mandate, and the intervention process for student...

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The Paraprofessional: A Key to Student Success – FW320

This workshop delivers key understandings and skills for effectiveness needed by the paraprofessional when working with students, teachers, and parents. Participants will learn: Effective interaction and communication Understanding and working with students’ exceptionalities Teamwork The...

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The R Rules Facilitator Training – FW380

This workshop helps facilitators learn to present The R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources, a curriculum for teens that was designed to help students build life skills to manage the...

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Think Rather of Zebra: Dealing with Aspects of Poverty through Story – FW395

The great teachers in history understood the power of story and storytelling.  Our greatest prophets and orators knew they could provide a foundation for learning and the associations needed to retain their most important lessons...

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Trainer Certification – FW500

This workshop prepares individuals to present information from A Framework for Understanding Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  Trainer Certification includes in-depth work on A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Research-Based Strategies seminars.  Other...

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Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading – FW225

The Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading workshop provides participants with a powerful supplemental strategy for decoding that can be used in conjunction with any conventional reading program.  It uses a system of 44 hand signs...

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Under-Resourced Learners – FW110

From understanding today’s students to designing specific interventions that work, this workshop provides a broad base of approaches for your immediate use in today’s classroom.  Based on the book, Under-Resourced Learners: 8 Strategies to Boost...

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Understanding Hispanic/Latino Students and Their Parents – FW399

Hispanic/Latino students have the highest dropout rate.  Many experience cultural tension in school when behaviors are misinterpreted as rude or disengaged but are actually a result of cultural upbringing.  This workshop provides an understanding of...

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Vocabulary and Mental Model Development for Early Childhood Education – FW300

Participants in this workshop will learn an essential strategy for closing the learning gap between low-SES (socioeconomic status) and middle-income students.  Participants will develop strategies for vocabulary development that can be implemented immediately and efficiently....

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Working with Parents – FW340

Understanding the mindsets of different economic classes can help teachers become far more effective in communicating with the parents of their students.  This workshop offers easy-to-understand, quick, and concise information on: Understanding and relating to...

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Working with Students – FW390

Working with Students workshop will give you tools and strategies to help you improve classroom management.  In this workshop you’ll discover how to: Handle student bullies, perfectionists, entertainers, and others Respond effectively to the various...

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Community

Bridges Out of Poverty: Applying Bridges Concepts – B105

This workshop is designed to take the constructs introduced in the Bridges Out Of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities workshop and begin embedding the constructs.  Time will be given during the workshop to think...

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Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

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Bridges to Sustainable Communities – B120

This workshop moves communities further toward the goal of achieving sustainability and creating communities where everyone can live well through discussing the four research areas of poverty as well as deepening the understanding of the...

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting’-By World – Facilitator Training – B200

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World is a curriculum that supports people in poverty as they develop their own plan for stability.  It embeds the concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty into a...

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Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

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Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

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What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty – B325

This workshop increases a faith community’s knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by people living in poverty as well as how communities can work together to decrease poverty and build sustainable lives for all community...

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Higher Education

College Retention and Engagement: A Systems Approach – CAA105

Colleges struggle with retaining and graduating under-resourced college students.  Nationally only one third achieve a certificate or degree within six years of enrolling.  Campuses have the resources to help students.  Why don’t students use them?...

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How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance – CAA205

Psychologists tell us that human beings are born with intrinsic motivation and natural tendencies to seek out challenges and opportunities to learn.  These tendencies tend to operate robustly under certain conditions. The conditions under which...

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Investigations Into Economic Class in America – CAA200

This workshop prepares participants to offer the Investigations curriculum to under-resourced college students.  Participants explore the content processes and sequences within the text and develop the facilitation skills that allow students to take on the...

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Principles of Effective Pedagogy in the Classroom and on Campus – CAA210

Teaching effectiveness is composed of an interfacing of subject matter knowledge and teaching skills.  Many college instructors are experts in their fields, and being a subject-matter expert is a critical component of the teacher-effectiveness battle....

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Ready for College, Ready for Careers – CAA102

Colleges and P-12 systems agree that the time to prepare students for college and careers is long before they set foot on the college campus.  For under-resourced and first-generation college students who lack intergenerational transfer...

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Strategic Consulting – CAA400

Strategic Consulting for Higher Education is tailored to the needs of the individual college or university and is designed to help guide faculty and staff to more effectively serve under-resourced college students. With the facilitation...

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Trainer Certification – CAA500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Understanding and Engaging Under Resourced College Students (URCS) to faculty and staff in their own colleges and universities.  The training is recommended for faculty and staff...

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Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students – CAA100

Colleges are seeing more under-resourced students than ever before.  College culture traditionally wants students to conform to standards of behavior and academic performance.  A deeper understanding of the challenges and strengths that students from poverty...

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Criminal Justice

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

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Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

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Tactical Communication for First Responders: Effective Interactions By Understanding Class – B320

This workshop offers first responders a set of tools that help: Control the scene Everyone stay safe Gain the cooperation and respect of people from all economic backgrounds Information from the Bridges Out of Poverty...

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Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

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Health and Healthcare

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

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Bridges to Health and Healthcare – HH303

Bridges to Health and Healthcare includes a continuum of policy and practice critical to improving health among people living in poverty, addressing both individual patient care and population health. The workshop dovetails the Bridges Out...

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Bridges to Health and Healthcare 2-Year Trainer Certification – HH500

This is a new trainer certification for health professionals who are currently certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainers.  This certification will focus on how the Bridges concepts are adapted to health, and include new content...

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Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

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Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

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Business

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

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Finding Talent, Growing Profits – BU100

Executives, managers, supervisors, and human resources personnel will gain the tools to improve employee retention and reduce employee turnover while accessing the hidden talent in their organization.  This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools...

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Hidden Rules of Class at Work – B310

Hidden Rules of Class at Work provides numerous tools for supervisors and managers to communicate effectively and understand the motivations of their staff who may be coming from the  environment of poverty. Improve employee retention...

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Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

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Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

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