Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference presentation spotlight
Dr. Dee Acklie spent her sabbatical teaching fifth grade on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Wanblee, South Dakota, where the average annual income is $6,000. Hunger and lack of resources, along with hope, prevail in many ways in this area of the country. This presentation outlines her application of the hidden rules of class, challenges faced in the classroom, and her personal journey while living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Learning objectives include:
- Application of the hidden rules of class
- Insights of personal experiences and continued learning while working in high-stakes poverty situations from the presenter’s perspective
- Ongoing efforts to bring new opportunities to this section of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Target Audience: New to aha! Process strategies, Higher Education, K–12, Faith/Family
Presenter: Dee Acklie, associate professor of teacher education, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska
Time/Location: Monday, September 24, Addressing the Challenges of Poverty national conference, Atlanta, Georgia