Course Description

Participants in this course will learn how to build academic success for at-risk students by developing student resilience, designing active learning experiences, motivating
underachievers, and fostering social emotional skills. Participants will explore strategies for reaching students of poverty and students with ADHD, and learn how to work
effectively with at-risk students and their parents.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1. Develop resilience skills that build academic success in at-risk students.
2. Integrate active learning experiences that engage at-risk students.
3. Design activities that develop social emotional skills and motivate underachievers.
4. Develop an action plan for reaching students in poverty.
5. Develop an action plan for reaching difficult students and parents.


System Requirements:
  •  Computer with word processing software
  •  Internet access connection
  •  Online video viewing capabilities/Adobe flash player
  •  Software capable of reading PDF files
  •  Software capable of viewing PowerPoint presentations


Participants enrolled in this course are required to hold a baccalaureate degree. This course is recommended for K-12 educators and administrators.

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Section Title
Reaching At-Risk Students and Underachievers
Start Now, you have 84 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Joy Westendorf is the course facilitator
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