NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Best Practices for Helping At-Risk Learners

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Partner Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course presents 46 research-based tools, worksheets and resources which have been field-tested at schools and in dropout prevention programs nationwide. They help teachers, administrators, counselors and special educators who work with at-risk learners.


1.  Educators will acquire a framework of working knowledge to teach at-risk students.

2.  Participants taking this course will learn about ways of encouraging students to think about staying in school and how to make schools family friendly.

3.  Educators will learn how to identify high-performing at-risk students and what parents can do to intervene when their child begins to fail in school.  

4.  Participants will explore the best practices and strategies that can help reduce school disenfranchisement and potential dropouts.

5.  Educators will research the topic, develop a lesson or activities that utilizes strategies in the book and use the instructional techniques for improving student achievement.


Best Practices to Help At-Risk Learners by Franklin Schargel 2005. Larchmont, New York: Eye on Education. 158 Pages

**Registration Instructions:

Registration for Teacher's Learning Center (TLC) classes will take you to the registration form on the TLC website. Be sure to indicate you want the credit from NDSU.

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