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K-12 Professionals

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

EDUC 600




Instructor: Pat Anderson

Grading: Letter

Friday, June 19, 2015 - Friday, July 03, 2015

Meet Friday, June 19 {8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.} + independent hrs. with course completion July 3, 2015

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Student Union, VCSU, Valley City, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 + $75 payable to VC Teacher Center

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.

Special Instructions:

Pre-requisite: Attended Framework for Understanding Poverty, Part 1 & 2

**Registration Instructions:

This event requires pre-registration with the Valley City Teacher Center at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)prior to registering for NDSU credit. 

Course Registration Fee: Teacher Center members, $50; Non-Teacher Center members, $75 plus materials payable to VCTC

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