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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.


By Jillian Carignan
Reviewed 4 years ago
This has been any easy process to earning 3 credits! Thank you!

By Linda Renault
Reviewed 4 years ago
Joy W. gives great feedback and shares helpful insights

By Amy Wonsil
Reviewed 3 years 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 Kristin Klein
Reviewed 2 years ago
Steve Novak was a great instructor. He encouraged us to think and he prompted discussions regularly.

By Laura Kennedy
Reviewed 2 years 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 years ago
Lori Truter was accessible and helpful

By Amy Haugh
Reviewed 2 years 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.

By Mark Pancini
Reviewed 1 year ago
Great Class....very useful in my classroom!!

By Ivan Jimenez
Reviewed 1 year ago
Thank you for this great opportunity to continue our learning of best practices online the process was very manageable and informative.

By Heather Schaefer
Reviewed 1 year ago
Great instructor, knowledgeable and informative.

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