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Reaching At-Risk Students and Underachievers

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester 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.


Reviews


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 6 months 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.


By Kelley Frechette
Reviewed 6 months ago
Steve Novak is top notch! Personable and brings his years of experience to the class.


By Hope Spangler
Reviewed 2 months ago
The instructor provided detailed feedback for each assignment. She included resources and was quick to respond to questions.


By Kristin Klein
Reviewed 3 months ago
Steve Novak was a great instructor. He encouraged us to think and he prompted discussions regularly.


By Laura Kennedy
Reviewed 2 months ago
Lori Truter has been a great instructor. She is always offering courses that are pertinent to the current state of school needs. She is fair in her grading and is sympathetic to the demands of educators trying to professionally advance.


By Hayley Chladny
Reviewed 2 months ago
Lori Truter was accessible and helpful


By Amy Haugh
Reviewed 2 months ago
Lori Truter is so easy to talk with when a question arises and her classes always run smoothly. There is never any sense of being lost. She is very precise in her expectations and instructions.


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