New course Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

*Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind*

Based on Eric Jensen's book Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind,
participants in this course will examine the rationale for prioritizing
student engagement and learn practical strategies for increasing engagement
in the classroom.

Jensen explains that engagement is particularly essential for student
success because of the strong and significant correlation between student
engagement and achievement. In order to graduate, students must first be in
school. And, in order to keep students in school, they must be consistently
engaged. Research shows that currently, only 10% of students in poverty
actually experience multiple years of highly engaging instruction.

In this course participants will learn:
· Seven factors critical to student engagement that are correlated
with socioeconomic status
· Rules for engagement that are essential for student success
· Research-based engagement strategies for the classroom
· How to automate engagement in the classroom
· How to create an individualized implementation plan to ensure

Participants will be eligible to apply to join a study group, starting in
February of 2014, to put their plans into action. Plans including the
collection of evidence to determine impact on classroom Common Core
implementation will include a $275 stipend per teacher for 10 hours.

*Dates:* January 11, 25 ; February 1 - 2014

*Location:* Schalmont CSD DL Lab

*Time:* 8:30am- 3pm

*Fee:* None, registration required – 15 hours / 1 in-service credit

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