Learning Facilitator: Teresa Kaiser
Disrupting Poverty
by Kathleen M. Budge/William H. Parrett

Become a Poverty Disrupting Educator!  We all know, poverty can have a debilitating effect on the children in our schools.  In the book Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Practices, readers will learn about the effects of poverty which are more staggering than you think!  Readers also learn how to embed 5 essential practices for disrupting the effects of poverty on our students. 

A quick easy read of seven chapters and each with a “Voices from Poverty” story. A reflection tool will allow for your own reflection of your current beliefs and knowledge of poverty before and after reading the book. Disrupting poverty may sound like an audacious unlikely possibility and if you are skeptical or hopeful, this book is for you.

This virtual book study allows participants to engage in book study activities each week on their own schedule – allowing you to pick a day of the week that works best for you and learn new strategies for the classroom!  EdModo and Flipgrid will be used as our learning platform for the virtual book study.  All you need to participate is a device, access to the internet, and a copy of the book!  Don’t worry if you are not familiar with EdModo—it’s easy to learn and I will provide tutorials as complete book study.

Book Study Requirements:

  • Activities before reading book
  • Read one to two chapters a week and complete weekly reflection activities
  • Engage online through EdModo and Flipgrid with your online book study PLC by asking/answering questions related to the chapter content
  • Receive additional resources related to chapter/discussion content
  • Post Book Activity-final reflections

Begins: October 24th
Ends: December 10th

​There is no fee for participation.  Participants must purchase their own book.
Participation in this book study earns participants 24 professional development hours.
Limited to 15 participants.