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(FL) Changing Perspectives on Educational Outcomes for Students Living in Poverty

February 15, 2017 - February 16, 2017

Disrupting poverty’s adverse influence on student learning and creating equitable access for Hispanic/Latino students to succeed educationally bare commonalities that require us to transform how we think, lead, and practice. Implementing sustainable change challenges us to move beyond careful examination of poverty’s effects. It requires a commitment to creating and navigating a multilayered plan in action.

Day 1—Examining Our Systems and Implementing the Plan for Change

On day one of this institute, ASCD authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge will highlight nearly three decades of cultivated strategies implemented in high-poverty schools that have led to successful gains. They will provide practical, ready-to-use tools to help refine plans and put them into action.

Participants will

  1. Enhance their knowledge of what works for underachieving students who live in poverty.
  2. Understand how low-performing, high-poverty schools become high performing.
  3. Increase their leadership capacity to facilitate transformational change.
  4. Be compelled to take informed, courageous action to better meet the needs of students living in poverty.

Day 2—Supporting Hispanic/Latino Students

On day two, presenter Jaime Castellano will take a deep dive into various systemic challenges, including policy mandates and educational achievement issues that impact Hispanic/Latino students. Culturally sensitive supports to promote and enhance student outcomes are not only missing from the conversation but from the institutional environment. Castellano will unpack the need to educate the whole Hispanic/Latino child and examine various researched perspectives. Participants will come away with an understanding of how to put advocacy into action to meet the needs of Hispanic/Latino students.

Participants will

  1. Identify practices that will enable effective leadership and advocacy for Hispanic/Latino students.
  2. Identify the factors that contribute to educating the whole child.


NOVA Southeastern University-Orlando Campus
4859 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839 United States
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