I have a question for you.
Why did you go into education?
What motivated you to become a teacher or educational leader?
I bet if you’re like me, it’s because you wanted to make a difference. You wanted to be able to speak into, to mold and mentor and guide young people’s lives so they could become strong, productive citizens.
What really attracted me to education was the desire to help children that had grown up in challenging circumstances — those whose circumstances have conspired against them — children living in poverty.
I know what it’s like to grow up in poverty, and I also know what it’s like to overcome the circumstances I was born into. I am passionate about helping kids who were just like me, and that’s why I created this course.
I’m Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, co-founder and CEO of Powerful Learning Practice, and I’m also the instructor for this course.
Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty draws from best practice, research, and my own personal experience, both as an educator who has taught children living in poverty and as a child who grew up in poverty herself.
Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty
Thanks to the McKinney-Vento Act, we have seen much improvement in our most socio-economically challenged students in helping them enroll in school and remain in school.
- Now that we have our students in the schools and classrooms, the conversation is shifting.
- What do we need to do to make sure they are successful?
- Is access and stability enough?
- What else needs to be considered as we work to improve the learning experiences for all students?
- What role does technology and connected learning offer in terms of positive impact for these children?
This course explores strategies that can support both the academic development and the emotional development of children living in poverty.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this course:
Discuss the impact of socioeconomic class on student achievement.
Stereotypes Associated with Poverty
Explore the stereotyping and misunderstandings that surround children living in poverty.
Learn evidence-based strategies that promote achievement of students of poverty.
Connected Learning Tools and Strategies
Use a variety of connected learning tools and strategies to deepen learning for all students.
Changed Classroom Practice
Develop a personal action plan which incorporates modifications for diverse learners, creates a positive learning climate, eliminates bias within a classroom or school and that applies current research about the needs of students living in poverty.
Reach all students
Let’s explore learning strategies that result in deeper relationships with learners and their families toward positive change.
Just $25 for instant access.
About The Instructor
Course Instructor, Powerful Learning Practice co-founder & CEO
Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog, on Twitter @snbeach and on Instagram.