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MTI 538: How Poverty Affects Students’ Brains: Brain Research and Effective Strategies to Improve Academic Achievement and Life Readiness

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MTI 538: How Poverty Affects Students’ Brains: Brain Research and Effective Strategies to Improve Academic Achievement and Life Readiness

MTI 538: How Poverty Affects Students’ Brains: Brain Research and Effective Strategies to Improve Academic Achievement and Life Readiness

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Textbook:

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It. By Eric Jensen (2009).

 

Course Description:

In this course, teachers will learn how poverty hurts children, families, and communities and how schools can improve academic achievement and life readiness for students coming from poverty. Author Eric Jensen’s research demonstrates that chronic exposure to poverty can result in negative changes to the brain, but equally how this ability of the brain to change can result in success for economically disadvantaged students when given the right circumstances. Teachers will learn how to create a rich, balanced learning environment and strong teacher-student relationships that have the potential to change the trajectory of students’ lives for the better.

Learning Outcomes/Competencies:

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Evaluate poverty and how it affects students’ brains and their performance in school. InTASC 3
  • Interpret what drives change at a school/district level and also on a student-brain level. InTASC 1,5
  • Recommend effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices in his/her own school. InTASC 1,2,9
  • Engage the resources necessary to make change happen for students coming from poverty. InTASC 9,10

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Distance Correspondence
Available Anytime

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 10 text questions
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
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Price: ​$375

Online Instructor-Led:
Feb 24-Mar 29; Apr 6-May 10; Jun 15-July 19

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • ​5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
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Price: ​$475

Online Self-Paced:
Available Anytime

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • ​5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$425

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$375

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$475

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$425

Online Self-Paced:
Available Anytime

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$425

Online Instructor-Led:
Feb 24-Mar 29; Apr 6-May 10; Jun 15-July 19

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • ​5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$475

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$425

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$475

Distance Correspondence
Available Anytime

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 10 text questions
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$395

Online Self-Paced:
Available Anytime

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$450

Online Instructor-Led:
Feb 24-Mar 29; Apr 6-May 10; Jun 15-July 19

Transcripts:
Available within 1 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
  • 10 journal entries
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$495

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$395

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$450

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$495

Distance Correspondence
Available Anytime

Transcripts:
Available within 4 weeks of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 10 text questions
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$395

Online Instructor-Led:
Feb 24-Mar 29; Apr 6-May 10; Jun 15-July 19

Transcripts:
Available within 4 week of receiving your grade.

Assignments:

  • 5 discussions
  • 10 discussion responses
  • 2 applications
  • 1 action research project
  • 1 essay
Download Syllabus

Price: ​$495

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$395

Download Syllabus

Price: ​$495

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