Beginning and veteran teachers alike will be interested in Tri-County Community College’s latest class, “Understanding Poverty in the Classroom.” This 50-hour online course will satisfy the requirements for five literacy teacher renewal credits.
“Poverty is a multifaceted subject,” said Instructor Wanda Arrowood. “Unfortunately, even the very best educators are often unable to see the effects of poverty on students. In this course we will learn about the different forms of the poverty spectrum and how to best support a student that may be facing unsteady times at home.”
In addition to spending over 40 years working in education, Arrowood served as Cherokee County Schools’ representative at the annual “Closing the Achievement Gap” conferences for seven years.
“With a long background in education, I understand the many pulls on an educator’s time,” said Arrowood. “It is my hope that the online format will allow teachers to pursue subjects that they are interested in, during times that are convenient for them.”
Arrowood said this course marks the first of many online instructor renewal classes at Tri-County Community College. She said she has specifically designed her courses to meet teachers’ busy schedules.
Also, for the first time ever, students may register and pay online with a credit or debit card through the College’s online portal, WebAdvisor. The class costs $125 and in order to earn full credit, students must have registered and paid for the class by the start date.
In addition to the cost of registration, Arrowood said students must obtain a copy of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” (fifth edition) by Ruby K. Payne.
For more information, please contact Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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