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UGA College of Education offers workshop on leading class-sensitive schools

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Education is offering a one-day workshop designed for district-level administrators, building principals and assistant principals, counselors, instructional coaches and teacher leaders to discuss issues related to social class and poverty on March 21 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

Participants will learn about the five principles for change to better meet the needs of students from working class and poor families; develop strategies for evaluating and coaching teachers with class sensitivity in mind; design methods to make school improvement plans sensitive to social class; and examine how to make broad district, school, and classroom policies and practices anti-classist and anti-poverty.

Mark Vagle, associate professor of elementary education in UGA’s College of Education, will be the instructor for the workshop. He is a former elementary and middle school teacher and middle school administrator. Vagle is co-editor of the book, 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.

The registration cost for the Leading Class-Sensitive Schools workshop is $125 per person, and the deadline for registration is March 7.

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