Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty Course

School District Professional Development for as little as $5 per educator

Explore strategies that can support both the academic and emotional development of children living in poverty.

Master-Level Instruction

Videos and curriculum for each module created by a highly accomplished educator and technologist, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.


Course Stats

12-15 hours to complete course
Graduate credit available
Earn a certificate of completion

What You'll Get

This self-paced course includes videos, curriculum resources, quizzes, think abouts, try this extensions, and more.

Bulk Course Pricing

Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty

Explore strategies that support both the academic development and the emotional development of children living in poverty.

Self-Paced Course, Instant Access

Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty

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.

I’ll bring personal stories and experiences to bear in this class, as well as the latest research on how to work with kids in challenging circumstances. We’ll explore poverty’s impact on students and families, debunk stereotypes of children who grow up in challenging environments, and finally, look at teaching strategies, best pedagogy, technology tools, and learning techniques to help you reach ALL learners.

Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty

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 participants will learn in this course:

Understanding Impact

Discuss the impact of socioeconomic class on student achievement.

Stereotypes Associated with Poverty

Explore the stereotyping and misunderstandings that surround children living in poverty.

Teaching Strategies

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.

About The Instructor

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Course Instructor, Powerful Learning Practice co-founder & CEO

Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of  Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the United States and around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities. She also consults with governments, school districts and non-profits that are integrating online communities and networks into their professional learning initiatives, including the US Department of Education’s Future Ready Leaders initiative; Alberta, Canada Initiative for School Improvement’s (AISI) online community of practice; and Victoria, Australia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s literacy coach community.

Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics of 21st Century reform, teacher and educational leadership, community building, and educational issues impacting marginalized populations such as the homeless. She is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative and a leader in the annual worldwide Connected Educator Month. She currently serves on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors. Sheryl served on the New Media Consortium’s 2012 Horizon.K12 Report Advisory Board and their 2013 Horizon Higher Education Report Advisory Board. Sheryl lives near the Virginia shore and spends her spare time playing on the water with her four children, her grandsons Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the material presented?

This self-paced course is a mixture of videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more. You’ll also be part of a members-only Facebook group with the course instructor and other folks participating in the course.

Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?

This course is an asynchronous, self-paced learning opportunity. You can review the content whenever you like. Each lesson has video instruction, resources, a practical example, and a “take action” at the end.

When will I have access to the course content?

You’ll get instant access right after we securely process your payment. You then have access to the course material forever.

How do you handle payments?

Payments are securely handled through Stripe. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. If you need to pay with a purchase order, enroll in bulk, or want us to create a custom bundle for you, contact us.

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You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 30 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!

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