Other Side of Poverty in Schools Workshop - February 21, 2013

In this exciting, stimulating, and intensive one-day workshop at the University of Georgia, 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

Reading Turn-Around Workshop - February 22, 2013

This one day workshop is designed for teachers in the elementary grades, instructional coaches, literacy coaches, administrators, after school specialists, tutors, administrators, and anyone else concerned with providing the highest quality reading instruction and literacy contexts for all children. In this terrific workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the social class-sensitive, five-part framework for differentiated instruction in reading;
  • Examine how social class and poverty play a role in reading and language in the classroom;
  • Analyze social class and poverty in popular culture, media, and literature through critical reading practices;
  • Design learning opportunities around working-class children’s literature;
  • Create a concrete plan for individualizing reading instruction for “struggling” readers and enhancing literacy for all students.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Friday, February 22, 2013
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Mark Vagle, University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor, Elementary and Social Studies Education
Jaye Thiel, University of Georgia College of Education; former elementary school teacher, educational consultant, and graduate teaching assistant.  


Other Side of Poverty in Schools Workshop - February 21, 2013

  • Registration Fee: $125 (includes workshop materials refreshment breaks and parking pass)
  • Registration Deadline: February 7, 2013

Reading Turn-Around Workshop - February 22, 2013

  • Registration Fee: $150 (includes workshop materials, refreshment breaks and a copy of the book The Reading Turn-Around, A Five Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction)
  • Registration Deadline: February 7, 2013

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before February 14, 2013 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel. 

Hotel Costs: 

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. 

Contact information: 

Suzanne Hall, shall@uga.edu, 706-542-8799

Melanie Baer, mbaer@uga.edu, 706-542-4556

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Special Needs
If you require special services or have dietary restrictions, contact Jean Mann, at Jean.Mann@georgiacenter.uga.edu, by February 14, 2013