Strategies that Engage: Moving Beyond the Stereotypes of Poverty

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 7/17/2018 - 8/5/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 10/15/2018 - 11/4/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 10 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 4/1/2019 - 4/21/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55 per credit. This class will require the following book: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement by Eric Jensen.

  • Currently Enrolled: 25 of 25

About the Course

This course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore core strategies for engagement that lead to academic success for learners. Participants will explore seven factors that establish purposeful learning routines to increase motivation and empower students to take ownership of learning. Enrolled educators will implement new strategies and create an immediate plan for their classroom that enriches learning and revitalizes the school day.

Required Text:

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement by Eric Jensen

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for building relationships and improving behavior, especially for those impacted by poverty.
  • Determine five mindsets that support success for all students.
  • Compare strategies for building cognitive capacity.
  • Implement a school-wide plan for engaged learning that takes into account growth mindset.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Support Professionals English Language Learning Professional Development Specialized Service Providers Teacher Leadership/Effectiveness Differentiation

Facilitator

Amy Bohen

Amy Bohen is a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education teacher who works with students in kindergarten through fifth grade and supports them in their English language acquisition skills.  After spending a decade as a classroom teacher and another ten years as a CLDE teacher, Amy knows that the first step in educating children is a compassionate and mindful attitude combined with a toolbox of strategies and ‘with-it-ness’.  Understanding  students’ backgrounds and connecting with them and to their personal experiences enables children to take risks, expand ideas, and build confidence as lifelong learners.

Amy has worked with at-risk youth for most of her educational career.  She began teaching in Baltimore City Schools before moving to Melbourne, Australia.  While overseas she learned the value of understanding differences and about building relationships based on mutual respect.  She currently works in Westminster, Colorado where she works with children who are fortunate to have at least two languages.

Amy has been trained in several early literacy interventions as well as language acquisition strategies and methods that engage and support academic success.   She believes that good teaching strategies are beneficial for all students, regardless of background.

Amy holds a BA in History from Fordham University, an MS in Elementary Education from Canisius College, and an MA in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and Special Education from The University of Colorado Boulder.  She has been an educator since 1998.


Reviews

Ben Helgeson
Terrific format for online coursework! Excellent selection of the resource - full of practical and useful information that will impact my instructional practice. Thanks again for a great class!
Molly Griffith
This book study was extremely helpful and packed a lot of everyday strategies into a short class! Amy's instructions and feedback were clear, and the discussion forum questions gave us the opportunity to learn best practices from classmates. I plan to implement many ideas from this study during the coming school year, thanks!
Trenna Pelka
This book was amazing and had many practical strategies that could easily be used in every classroom. I am excited to use what I learned in my classes this year!

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