Best Practices for Helping At-Risk Learners

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Best Practices to Help At-Risk Learners by Franklin Schargel 2005. Larchmont, New York: Eye on Education. 158 Pages

Course Description

This course presents 46 research-based tools, worksheets and resources which have been field-tested at schools and in dropout prevention programs nationwide. They help teachers, administrators, counselors and special educators who work with at-risk learners. It also explores the 15 strategies identified by the National Dropout Prevention Center . The book has indexes by grade level, job title and by individual strategy. Educators will research the topic; develop writings, lessons or activities for classroom applications that help at-risk students to be successful in school.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will acquire a framework of working knowledge to teach at-risk students.

2. Participants taking this course will learn about ways of encouraging students to think about staying in school and how to make schools family friendly.

3. Educators will learn how to identify high-performing at-risk students and what parents can do to intervene when their child begins to fail in school.

4. Participants will explore the best practices and strategies that can help reduce school disenfranchisement and potential dropouts.

5. Educators will research the topic, develop a lesson or activities that utilizes strategies in the book and use the instructional techniques for improving student achievement.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Introduction: 15 Strategies
1. Family Engagement
2. Early Childhood Education
3. Mentoring and Tutoring
4. Service Learning
5. Alternative Schooling
6. After-School Opportunities
7. Professional Development
8. Instruction and Improving Achievement

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Best Practices for Helping At-Risk Students by Franklin Schargel to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter reviews
3. Research article review.
4. Project or activity
5. Final application essay. (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Best Practices for Helping At-Risk Learners

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$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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