Teaching with Poverty in Mind - online graduate course 24/7

For registration questions, contact Debbie Pinkerton at 920.236.0548

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Jackie Schoening
Agency Assistant: Debbie Pinkerton (920) 236-0548
Location: Online
Facility: Web
2/1/2016 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Through this online book study of Eric Jensen’s “Teaching with Poverty in Mind, What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It,” participants will improve and expand their understanding of youth in poverty. This course will provide a practical learning experience to assist teachers in meeting the PI-34 requirements for licensing recertification.

Course participants will learn to evaluate, improve, enhance, and develop curriculum and school-based learning activities to support youth living in poverty. Networking and activities will provide opportunities for educators and school staff to set local and regional goals; share best practices and disseminate information from national, state, and local resources on academic standards, poverty, and effective teaching and learning strategies.

Course objectives The Course will focus on current issues in:

  • Promoting use of be practices in brain research, poverty and the effects of poverty on developing brains
  • Utilizing science based practices in the classroom around brain research and poverty
  • Infusing brain research into core curriculum
  • Evaluating current curriculum and activities to improve learning opportunities for youth in poverty

Who should attend? K-12 elementary and secondary education teachers, ELL teachers, pupil services staff, building principals, directors of curriculum, district administrators. 

Registration fee: $100.00 per person.

Optional graduate credit: 1 graduate credit will be availble thru UW-Oshkosh for an additonal $200.

Course Pre-Requisite: Particiapants registering must purchase the book: Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, ASCD, Alexandra, Virginia, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-1466-0884-4
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Teacher Standards
WES3The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
WES10The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
Administrator Standards
WAS2The administrator leads by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community.
WAS3The administrator manages by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to pupil learning and staff professional growth.
Pupil Services
WPS2The pupil services professional understands the complexities of learning and knowledge of comprehensive, coordinated practice strategies that support pupil learning, health, safety and development.
EP Teacher
TPES5Standard 5: Learning Environment
TPES6Standard 6: Professionalism
DPI Teacher
DD2Domain 2 : The Classroom Environment
DD4Domain 4 : Professional Responsibilities
EP Educational Specialist
ESPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
EP School Administrator
SAPES1Standard 1: Leadership for Student Learning
DPI Principal
WPD12Domain 1.2: Instructional Leadership
EP Central Office
EOST3Standard 3: Human Resources/Instructional Leadership
EP District Administrator
DAST2Performance Standard 2: Instructional Leadership


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.