Presented by: Dr. Donna Beegle
Due to the expected high interest in this event, we encourage you to register early. You will not want to miss this amazing opportunity to hear and learn from Dr. Beegle. Her presentation will move you to a new level of understanding and will inspire you to re-evaluate the way you understand the impact of poverty in the classroom.
Registration cost will include a copy of Dr. Beegle's book entitled See Poverty...Be the Difference.After growing up in generational migrant-labor poverty, leaving school at 15 to get married, having two children, and continuing to cope with poverty while being essentially homeless her entire life, Donna Beegle found herself at 25 with no husband, little education, and no job skills. Then, in 10 short years, she went from GED to a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She will share her unique insights from having grown up in generational poverty in America and of studying poverty for more than 20 years to help you enhance your knowledge of poverty and develop the understanding to impact the individuals with whom you work.
Most information on poverty comes from the media, which predominantly provides stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes. In this interactive segment, Dr. Beegle will provide educators with a poverty knowledge base necessary for improving educational success. Participants will gain tools for understanding how the many different life experiences of poverty impact educational success and what they can do to improve outcomes. Dr. Beegle will also share examples of school districts who are implementing her strategies and having success in removing poverty related obstacles.
Chattahoochee Technical College, Jasper Location
100 Campus Drive
Jasper, Georgia 30143
Presentation Time: 8:30-3:30 Lunch is on your own
Cost: $100.00 per participant for districts in the North Georgia RESA service area. Out of area attendees are welcome to participate in the training at a cost of $ 150.00.