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An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
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Friday, December 02, 2016

Understanding Poverty

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The Professional Development Alliance provides support to K-12 teachers, administrators and support staff in understanding the dynamics of poverty and the effects poverty has on student achievement as documented in the work by Dr. Ruby Payne.  In addition, the Professional Development Alliance offers opportunities to develop and differentiate instruction and behavior models based on the poverty information.  Our highly trained and experienced professional development consultants can support your goals of student achievement through a variety of highly effective and flexible programs and strategies. 


The Professional Development Alliance offers the following topics onsite at your school or district

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty 
  • Serving the Under Resourced Learner


For more information on how the Professional Development Alliance can support your efforts in student achievement related to poverty and its effect on student learning, please contact:

Reta Schaap, RESPRO Consultant at (815) 744-8334 or by email at rschaap@pdaonline.org.

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