NR.IE19.030CG A Framework for Understanding Poverty
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A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Presented by: Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Session Location:
Double Tree Hilton 16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

This event is sponsored, in part, by Northland School Division. Some workshop content will be directed at a northern Alberta and indigenous population context in support of the Northland School Division population.

Ruby’s newly updated workshop gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and 10 actions you can implement the next day in the classroom to achieve impact.  This workshop is based on the book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” by Ruby K. Payne, Ph. D.

After participating in this workshop, you will : Leave the training with concrete actions that can be implemented easily the next day in your classroom or building.

  • Better understand how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets.
  • Develop stronger relationships with students to impact behavior and achievement.
  • Identify several key instructional strategies that meet the needs of the under-resourced learner.
  • Understand the hidden rules of economic classes and how they apply to the your classroom.
  • Reduce discipline referrals.
  • Use concrete strategies that impact the achievement of students from poverty.

Topics include: resources, relationships, hidden rules, mental models, family structure, updated case studies, family dynamics, your personal experience with class, the role of language registers, discourse patterns and story structure, and the importance of relationships.

Needs/issues/problems addressed in this workshop:

  • Achievement gap
  • Accountability
  • Poverty
  • Discipline
  • Understanding differences
  • Economic class behaviors and mindsets

Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the eight resources of a student
  • Explain language registers, discourse patterns, and story structure
  • Give examples of hidden rules among classes
  • Identify discipline interventions that are effective
  • Explain mediation and cognitive strategies
  • Explain how economic realities affect patterns of living.
About the Presenter(s):
Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. is the founder of aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher, and career educator. Recognized internationally for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, her foundational book and workshop, Dr. Ruby Payne has helped students and adults of all economic backgrounds achieve academic, professional, and personal success.

As an expert on the mindsets of economic classes and overcoming the hurdles of poverty, she has trained hundreds of thousands of professionals, from educators and school administrators to community, church, and business leaders.

Dr. Ruby Payne is available for keynote presentations at conferences and trainings at schools, communities, businesses, etc., for half- and full-day events. She has presented to groups in more than 10 countries and every state in the U.S. For more information, call (800) 424-9484 or email!

Payne founded aha! Process in 1996 to offer a broad range of training solutions–workshops, consulting, books, and trainings for K–12, higher education, and communities—with a focus on creating sustainable success for everyone.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

February 05, 2019


Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Support Staff/Personnel de soutien, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

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