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The Other Side of Poverty in Schools

Date: 08/23/2013

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Northstar Ballroom St. Paul Student Center

Cost: $125


In this exciting, stimulating, and intensive one-day workshop, teachers, administrators,
counselors, and teacher educators will:

  • Learn about the five principles for change to better meet the needs of working-class and poor students
  • Develop research-based teaching practices sensitive to working-class and poor children and families
  • Reflect on formative assessment of working-class and poor students across the curriculum
  • Take away powerful classroom ideas for incorporating social class-related content
  • Get ideas for establishing positive relationships with working-class and poor families
  • Earn 5 continuing education credits

CLASSroom Project Co-Directors

Mark Vagle, (University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development) a former teacher (elementary and middle school) and middle school administrator, is an award-winning instructor and an associate professor of education at The University of Minnesota. Dr. Vagle is principal author and editor of Not a Stage! A Critical Re-Conception of Young Adolescent Education. This book and his numerous articles focus on the powerful ways moment-to-moment classroom interactions influence student learning. His most current research, with Dr. Jones, examines the profound influence social class has on the ways in which teachers and students perceive (and engage with) one another and how particular social class-sensitive pedagogies can be enacted in classrooms.

Stephanie Jones (University of Georgia College of Education) is an award-winning researcher focused on poverty and education, a professional developer and educational consultant, a former elementary school teacher, and a professor of education at The University of Georgia. Dr. Jones is 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. These books and her many articles are aimed at helping teachers and administrators better meet the needs of poor and working- class students and families.



  • Name: Heidi Jones
  • E-mail: jone1437@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: College of Education and Human Development


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Reservation Information:

Register online: http://classroomprojectaugust2013.eventbrite.com.

More information: http://http://classroomprojectaugust2013.eventbrite.com

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Heidi Jones, jone1437@umn.edu or the St. Paul Student Center, (612) 624-8145.

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