MEMPHIS, Tenn., HOUSTON, and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- There is an urgent need for today's educators to change outcomes for underserved student populations and help all children succeed. National school improvement expert Cynthia "Mama J" Johnson, Ed.D. shows how poverty, diversity, equity, and excellence pose unique challenges and big rewards in the uplifting Keeping It Real! What It Takes to Reach, Teach, Lead & Succeed with Underserved Students.
Those who attend will gain real solutions to real challenges in today's schools. In two uplifting days, Mama J will introduce her 5 Power Principles and how to apply them in classrooms, schools, and districts. She also will provide strategies, activities, and resources educators can use to develop their own power plans for ensuring equity and excellence.
"This seminar has been strategically planned to equip K–12 educators, principals, administrators, social workers, and guidance counselors with research-based strategies that transform school cultures. They'll learn how to create 'Villages of Hope' while empowering underserved students and preparing them for college- and career-readiness," SDE program developer Beth Nee says.
Mama J knows first-hand the struggles and rewards of overcoming adversity. She's personally experienced poverty, stuttering, negative labels, and reading deficiencies and uses her life story to inspire educators to transfer challenges into successes. "I urge both leaders and teachers to attend to learn how to close relationship and achievement gaps, improve opportunities, and change outcomes for children of color and students who live in poverty," Mama J says.
She shares research and her personal experiences over 30 years in two powerful days of learning, empowerment, and inspiration. Participants will learn best practices to help empower underserved populations, engage diverse student populations, build effective relationships, teach and support social and emotional learning, transform trauma-sensitive environments, and partner with parents and community organizations.
Teams are encouraged to attend the seminar together to maximize impact. "It's the fastest way to change collective mindsets, bring about meaningful change, and make a real difference in the lives of all children, especially underserved populations," Nee says.
Keeping It Real! What It Takes to Reach, Teach, Lead & Succeed with Underserved Students will be offered in Memphis, TN, on November 29-30, 2016, and Houston, TX, on December 5-6, 2016.
To register for this seminar or learn about SDE's national conferences, upcoming PD events, or other professional development opportunities, visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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