UGA College of Education offers Poverty in Schools workshop at UGA-Gwinnett Nov. 14

November 2, 2011

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia College of Education will offer a workshop on effective teaching methods to reach students from poor and working-class families for teachers, administrators, counselors and teacher educators on Nov. 14 at the UGA-Gwinnett campus. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 165 of the Intellicenter Building at UGA-Gwinnett, located at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.

"The Other Side of Poverty in Schools," an intensive, one-day workshop, also will focus on developing research-based teaching practices, reflecting on formative assessment across the curriculum, incorporating social class-related content and formulating ideas for establishing positive relationships with working-class and poor families.

The workshop is part of the Classroom Project @ UGA initiative developed by award-winning faculty members Stephanie Jones and Mark Vagle, associate professors in the college's department of elementary and social studies education.

Jones is a researcher, professional developer, education consultant and former elementary school teacher. She is the author of Girls, Social Class and Literacy: What Teachers Can Do to Make a Difference and co-author of The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

Vagle, also a researcher, is a former elementary and middle school teacher and middle school administrator. He is co-editor of Developmentalism in Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education: Critical Conservations on Readiness and Responsiveness. His research focuses on moment-to-moment classroom interactions and how they influence and impact student learning.

Registration is $125 per participant and ends Nov. 7. Each participant will receive one PLU. To register online or for more information, see www.coe.uga.edu/events.

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