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Reaching At-Risk Students and Underachievers - #SPC17144

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
Participants in this course will learn how to build academic success for at-risk students by developing student resilience, designing active learning experiences, motivating underachievers, and fostering social emotional skills. Participants will explore strategies for reaching students of poverty and students with ADHD, and learn how to work effectively with at-risk students and their parents.

Global Goals of the Course
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Develop resilience skills that build academic success in at-risk students.
2. Integrate active learning experiences that engage at-risk students.
3. Design activities that develop social emotional skills and motivate underachievers.
4. Develop an action plan for reaching students in poverty.
5. Develop an action plan for reaching difficult students and parents.


By Jillian Carignan
Reviewed 1 year ago
This has been any easy process to earning 3 credits! Thank you!

By Linda Renault
Reviewed 1 year ago
Joy W. gives great feedback and shares helpful insights

By Deborah Hempel
Reviewed 1 year ago
Thank you for an interesting course that was easy to navigate.

By Amy Wonsil
Reviewed 3 days ago
This was a great way to get back into taking classes again. I like how applicable the topics are for teaching in today's world.

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