Economic barriers interfere with people's lives every day right here in our area, but educators, community leaders and anyone interested in helping to overcome those barriers can learn more in a targeted two-day conference led by internationally recognized expert Dr. Ruby Payne.
The School and Community Success Conference is sponsored by Gulf Coast State College and will be held on the Panama City Campus July 17 and 18. The event is about helping those in schools and communities understand how to better assist low-income people in overcoming and moving beyond their situation.
Payne's book and workshop by the same name, Bridges Out of Poverty, provide innovation and training to help community leaders and agencies redesign programs to better serve people in poverty, with the goal always to increase the likelihood that those served will move from welfare to work.
The workshop, Raising Achievement with 9 Systemic Processes, equips educators with new, effective tools to help them improve their instructional methods, build better relationships with students, create a culture of excellence and more.
Payne has written K-12 curricula in all content areas, developed extensive staff development programs for 1,500 staff members and written or co-authored more than a dozen books. She is known for helping students from all economic backgrounds achieve academic success. Payne has traveled extensively since the mid-1990s to present strategies based on her foundational work, A Framework for Understanding Poverty.
The practical, hands-on training in this upcoming local conference is focused on changing lives, because every life changed for the better leads to a better community. Register now to be part of these two powerful days.
Visit GulfCoast.edu/ContinuingEd for more information or contact Jim Barr, Education Partners & Programs, (850) 873-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided by Gulf Coast State College