GCRTC has recognized and responded to a significant increase in demand for programs related to Eric Jensen’s Teaching with Poverty in Mind, which explores the foundation needed to support students in poverty as well as gives practical engagement and teaching strategies that can be used immediately.
> With articles such as the one featured in the Times Union today: "It's what school rankings fail to reveal” by Scott Waldman, it is clear that poverty continues to adversely affect the academic achievement of a terrific number of students within our regional schools.Although public policy needs to continue to be a major part of the conversation, there are researched-based strategies that can make a difference for your students now.
> Consider taking one of our regional Teaching with Poverty in Mind courses this summer. Currently there are a few openings in the Catskill session July 15, 16, 17 (Cobleskill is at capacity) and the Berlin Session July 22, 23, 24 (WSWHE Gick Rd is at capacity.) Search GCRTC's on-line catalog at: http://bit.ly/14SWmJ9 Sign up on the course wait list and then email valerie at teachers-center.org to request a seat in either Berlin or Catskill.
> Contact valerie at teachers-center.org for information on upcoming opportunities or to bring this course to your district.