NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Course Descriptions

Poverty, Part 2 {Instructional Strategies for the Under Resourced Learner}

EDUC 600

This course provides educators with the knowledge and skills to better assist the under resourced learner.


This course is organized to improve educator effectiveness using several intended outcomes. A range of assigned readings, lectures, class activities, and assignments has been planned to assist in achieving the identified objectives of the course. It is expected that acceptable performance on all of the organized course activities will lead to satisfaction of the following:

  • Learning Strategies to Assist the Under Resourced Learner;
  • Understanding the basic concepts in learning;
  • Understanding new learners have different needs for instruction and certain activities have a higher payoff in learning for a given amount of time;
  • Learn the mental models in science, math, social studies and language arts, and learn strategies for translating the abstract to the concrete;
  • Learn how to help students build cognitive capacity for planning and controlling impulsivity;
  • Learn how to provide students with a systematic approach, vocabulary, plan, and procedures to complete all portions of academic tasks;
  • Question making: Build cognitive capacity for making questions in the minds of students;
  • Sorting Strategies That Use Patterns: Learn how to enable students to sort the important form the unimportant.


"Understanding Learning"  by Ruby Payne. May be purchased at ahaProcess.com prior to the first day of class.


Attended Poverty, Part 1