*Teaching with Poverty in Mind - Last chance this year! *
Almost 20% of America's students live in poverty. This means that over 10
million children from K-12 are affected by negative factors that often
limit their academic success. In order to reduce the impact of this
obstacle to student learning, teachers need to understand the impacts of
poverty on students and how this can be addressed within the classroom and
school community. In this workshop participants will learn:
· How the brains of students from poverty are different.
· Enrichment exercises that support positive changes in the brain.
· Practical strategies you can use in the classroom that will
benefit all learners.
*Instructors: *Valerie Lovelace, Greater Capital Region Teacher Center and
Lynne Ogren, South Colonie CSD.
*Location:* Sand Creek Middle School Library 329 Sand Creek Rd. Albany, NY
*Dates:* 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 (Saturdays)
*Times:* 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day
*Fee: *None, underwritten by GCRTC - 15 hours/1 in-service credit. Includes
professional development and a copy of *Teaching with Poverty in Mind*.
*Contact*: Valerie Lovelace - valerie at teachers-center.org
<valerie at teachers-center.org>
*Register for this GCRTC program now! <http://bit.ly/167woau>*
*Other regional events addressing the issue of poverty that you may be
interested in attending:*
*NYSASCD Symposium - Poverty and Its Effect on Students' Ability to Learn
*Keynote speaker: Lindsay Templeton, Author - Understanding Poverty in
Changing Perceptions for Student Success. This symposium will address an
issue that is critical in the United States, poverty* *and its effect on
students’ ability to learn. NYSASCD’s goal for this symposium is to bring
this issue to light and to help educators not only understand it but take
action in finding solutions.
*Location:* Union College, College Park Hall, 450 Nott Street, Schenectady,
NY 12308 (Directions <http://www.union.edu/maps/directions>)
*Date:* November 5, 2013 (Tuesday)
*Time:* (Registration: 8:00 a.m.) 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
*Fee: * NYSASCD members- $115 Non-members- $125
*Register for the NYASCD
*The Schuyler Center's* Annual Policy Forum
*Growing Up in Poverty in America: A Call to Action
*Guest Speaker:* **Jonathan Kozol <http://www.jonathankozol.com/>**,* *National
Book Award-winning author** **Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace and Fi**re*
* **in the Ashes
**Location:** SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
**257 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203**
**Date: *November 7, 2013 (Thursday)
*Time: **1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Registration at 12:30 pm, *Tour of Nanocollege
at 12:00 & 4:00 pm )
*Fee: $40.00 *Refreshments will be served*
**Register for this Schuyler Center