The Other Side of Poverty in Schools Workshop

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.

Classroom Project Facilitators

Stephanie Jones is a professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia who is an award-winning researcher, teacher educator, and former public school teacher. Her research focuses on social class and poverty with an emphasis on creating justiceoriented and classsensitive curriculum, teaching, classrooms, and schools. She is codirector of the Red Clay Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and is author or co-author of more than 50 publications including books, articles, book chapters, and newspaper editorials. Her most recent co-authored book is Writing and Teaching to Change the World: Connecting With Our Most Vulnerable Students, which she wrote with practicing K-12 teachers in Georgia.

Sharlonne Smith is a veteran classroom teacher who has experiences in urban
and rural contexts and has taught all content areas in the middle grades. She has worked with elementary, middle grades, and high school educators and is particularly passionate about issues of social class, poverty, race, teacher education, and urban education. Smith earned her Ph.D. in middle grades education from the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:30am to 3:00pm

River’s Crossing Annex
850 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30605

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Conferences and Fairs


Public Service and Outreach, Career and Professional Development


Other Side of Poverty Workshop

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Melanie C . Baer

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