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K-12 Professionals

Poverty Part 3 {Working with Parents & Students of Poverty}

EDUC 600




Instructor: Pat Anderson

Grading: Letter

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Thursday, July 09, 2015

Meet Thursday [8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.] + independent hrs. with course completion July 9, 2015

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: BSC, Vo Tech Center, Rm 238, Bismarck, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $110

Course Description:

This course provides educators with strategies for assisting students in developing emotional resources, discipline strategies for students with hidden rules different from middle class, ways in which many boys of today are in crisis, strategies for working with parents of the under resourced learner and information about the community of poverty.


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:

  • Understand family structure and resulting behavior patterns in generational poverty.
  • Understand how many boys today are in crisis.
  • Understand the importance of relationships to students from poverty and learn ways to help students from poverty create relationships.
  • Learn various discipline strategies that can reframe situations for students from poverty.
  • Understand the advantages of establishing positive relationships with parents.
  • Learn about the general community of poverty.

"I have taken three classes from Pat Anderson. There is so much content that is crucial to an instructor in today's classroom.  I have learned more from her classes than any other continuing education in the past 10 years."

- Barbara Redlin, Fargo

About The Instructor

Pat Anderson

Pat Anderson has 43+ years of teaching experience and is a certified trainer for the Dr. Ruby Payne "Framework for Understanding Poverty" courses.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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