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 underserved students
Develop research-based teaching practices sensitive to working-class and underserved children and families
Reflect on formative assessment of working-class and underserved 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 underserved 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 justice-oriented and class-sensitive curriculum, teaching, classrooms, and schools. She is co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and is the 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 experience 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, February 13 at 8:30am to 3:00pm
River’s Crossing Annex
850 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30605