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Low SES Students: Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps and Reducing Special Education Referrals (8 PDPs/CEUs for general pedagogy or special education)
There is now a large body of research that shows students from low income families can achieve in school and career at the same levels as students from high income families. Many have learning gaps resulting from their home experiences when compared to their higher SES (socio-economic status) classmates. However, high quality instruction and overcoming unconscious bias (that often misplaces them on IEPs) results in eliminating the gap caused by family income status.
The program contains two modules. Each module takes approximately four hours to complete for a total of approximately 8 hours. The program is divided into the following 7 components.
Component 1: Connecting the curriculum to student lives, prior learning, future learning
Component 2: Interpersonal Relationships and Social-Emotional Learning
Component 3: Growth Mindset
Component 4: Differentiating Instruction
Component 5: Teacher Enthusiasm
Component 6: Engaging Teaching: Effort and Relationships
Component 7: Parent/Guardian Involvement
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