NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

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

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Jessica Brown

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Meet July 10 & 17 (12:00 - 4:00 p.m.) + independent hrs. with course completion July 24, 2018

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: L.E. Berger Elementary Library, West Fargo, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $100

Course Description:

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.

Required Textbook:

"A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach" by Ruby Payne and can be ordered from http://amazon.com

"The strategies that were presented through articles and the collaborative minds of my co-workers were valuable."
"The extra reading articles and videos were a great addition! Many "ahas" in the reading materials."
"Very informative!"
"Excellent materials for working with kids that come from poverty."
"Instructor is very passionate, knowledgeable and engaging."
"Very beneficial to educators when working in a Title 1 Building."

About The Instructor

Jessica Brown

Jessica received her M.A. in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University and her B.S. in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Her mission as an education professional is to establish a positive environment that promotes and enhances learning by recognizing creativity and self-expression of others. Jessica has many years of teaching experience.

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