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Join us for a three-day poverty event!

July 26th – A Framework for Understanding Poverty – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – Bethanie Tucker, aha Process, Ruby Payne Consultant 

This newly updated workshop gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and 10 actions you can implement the next day in the classroom to achieve impact.

After participating in this workshop, your teachers will:

– have a better understanding how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets.

– develop stronger relationships with their students to impact behavior and achievement.

– identify several key instructional strategies that meet the needs of the under-resourced learner.

– understand the hidden rules of economic classes and how they apply to their classrooms.

– reduce their discipline referrals.

– use concrete strategies that impact the achievement of students from poverty.

July 27th – Emotional Poverty – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – Bethanie Tucker, aha Process, Ruby Payne Consultant 

Increasingly schools are dealing with more students who are angry, anxious and tending to the violence. This is taking significant time away from learning. The typical discipline strategies are only working with about half of the students because many of the behavior issues have very deep emotional roots. This workshop will provide strategies, understandings of the causes and sources, and vocabulary. In addition, the workshop will help educators identify early the most probable sources of violence so that interventions can begin much earlier. The “emotional dance” in the classroom will also be named and discussed.

July 28th – Poverty Simulation – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Carl Baker, University of Illinois Extension Director 

The poverty simulation addresses the challenges of living with limited resources and an abundance of stress. This simulation is a powerful way to convey real world obstacles to securing food and shelter, while maintaining the family and negotiating support systems, agencies, and the real world.

Participants must attend all three days.

A catered lunch will be provided on July 26th and July 27th.

Registration and all materials are being provided for free!