4 workshops focused on providing more opportunities for under-resourced students to succeed

Economic inequality is at a record high in the U.S. This inequality is mirrored in educational disparities as well. Creating equitable learning environments is critical to helping under-resources students thrive.

As you’re planning for next year’s professional development, be sure to include one or more of these workshops that will help your teachers identify the needs of under-resourced students and close opportunity gaps.

a framework for understanding poverty book coverA Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students

Grades: K–12

Audience: Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

Explore class differences and 10 actions you can implement in the classroom to improve the success of low-SES students. This workshop is based on Dr. Ruby Payne’s nationally acclaimed book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

 

 

Research-Based Strategies

Grades: K–12

Audience: Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

These specific strategies identify the ways to quickly improve learning. John Hattie’s meta-analysis is given for each strategy. There is a greater gain in achievement in less time.

 

 

Emotional Poverty in All Demographics

Grades: K–12

Audience: Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

Dealing with school safety and emotional realities is increasingly taking time away from learning. Using a brain-based approach, this workshop provides educators with tools to address and reduce anger, anxiety, avoidance, and violence.

 

 

Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty

Grades: K–12

Audience: Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

School districts often struggle to identify giftedness in students from poverty. Do the demographics of your gifted and talented program accurately reflect the demographics of your campus? If not, this workshop will help you identify those gifted students who have slipped through the cracks.