Impact of Poverty

Impact of Poverty training

Impact of Poverty

Understand and Address the Impact of Poverty on Teaching and Learning

Based on our work with the Low-Income Education Access Project (LEAP), CES offers trained presenters and facilitators for this work, and content that will introduce the resources offered by LEAP, including understanding the impact of poverty on identification, placement and student outcomes; and access to resources, strategies and best practices for instruction.

CES offers open-enrollment and site-based professional development, as well as technical assistance in this area to educators, schools and districts. 

Among the topics we can adapt and bring on-site to you for professional development are:

  • Introduction to the LEAP Project and its context and resources
  • Understanding the impact of poverty on the brain, memory, and learning: strategies and resources
  • The impact of poverty on Special Education: disproportionality, identification and assessments, student supports and least restrictive environment
  • The impact on other student populations, including homeless, transient, and students experiencing trauma
  • Best practices and strategies to enhance the learning of students in poverty and students with special needs in the inclusive classroom
  • Social-emotional learning: CASEL framework, and implications for issues of poverty
  • The intersection of race, ethnicity and poverty on student learning: cultural responsiveness and competency
  • School and classroom culture and climate: safe and supportive schools, and addressing disproportionality
  • Family and community supports and engagement
For more information, contact: 
Interim Director of Professional Development
413.586.4900 x5926