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Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap
Featuring Dr. Paul Gorski

In this session you will learn about the negative effects of poverty on student achievement. With one out of every five children living in poverty in the United States (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017) and although some progress has occurred, a substantial poverty rate among children persists. Dr. Paul Gorski’s approach to this issue is to reframe our thinking in a way that leads us out of the deficit approach to addressing the needs of these students and engaging his audiences in discussion about how beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors toward low-income students can be transformed. Dr. Gorski refers to this transformation as “becoming equity-literate educators.” Dr. Gorksi will encourage you to rethink values and beliefs about poor students and families and to critically examine the practices designed to increase student achievement.  Reconceptualizing and rethinking the ways in which low-income students are educated helps you to implement thoughtful ways to create classrooms and schools in which all students experience educational equity and begin to respond with favorable results.

Important Session Information:

Registration Cost: Free
Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, June 29, 2018
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Credits Available:
(6) CEU
(6) CPE
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Contact Person:
Khameka Webb
Anna Griffiths
Date Time Location
6/29/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Collin, Dallas, Ellis Combined Rooms
Region 10
400 E. Spring Valley Road, Richardson, 75081-5101
   Region 10 Education Service Center
   400 E. Spring Valley Rd.
   Richardson, TX 75081-5101

Second Location    
904 Abrams Rd    
Richardson, TX 75081