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K-12 Professionals

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

EDUC 600




Instructor: Pat Anderson

Grading: Letter

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meet Wednesday & Thursday (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. both days + outside hrs. with course completion June 23, 2016)

Location: VCSU, University Student Center, Valley City, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

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

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:

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

"Fantastic information on why kids behave like they do, the crises they face, and what we as educators can do to help and educate."

- Shawn, Fargo

"I work at a school that would be considered 100% poverty. These courses explain a lot of what we see, and makes you look at some things differently." 

- Vicky, Bismarck

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:

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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