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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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 On-Line Courses

The Savannah Chatham County Public School System offers a robust compliment of on line courses through the Professional Learning Department. The Professional Learning Department is dedicated to bringing you information and training courses in a number of content areas.

There's always more to learn about any given topic. Continuing your education through online continuing education for pleasure. Online courses can offer many benefits to busy people:

  • Flexibility of class scheduling
  • Save travel time on travelcourses can help you to stay at the top of your field, meet degree or recertification requirements or
  • taking courses
  • interaction with classmates
  • anytime/anywhere learning
  • cost affordable
  • work/class schedules can be arranged
 Class is in session

Course Code: QT057
Course Title: Combating the Effects of Poverty in the Classroom

Children are coming to schools from homes that suffer poverty in increasing numbers. The effects of poverty impact their performance in class.  Educators can level the playing field and give children from poverty the skills they need to be successful students by understanding the relationship between academic achievement and low socio-economic status.

In 2011, the federal poverty level for a family of four in America was $22,050. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty ( 2011) twenty one percent of American children, or over fifteen million children come from households that are poor.  In reality, we know that this number is quite low and that families making significantly more then that are still struggling.  With unemployment and under-employment still effecting a great number of Americans the number of children coming to school enduring deprivation is continues to rise.

This course will explore the nature of poverty and its effects on child development and learning.  It provides teachers with an understanding of poverty, but more importantly gives them the strategies and tools they need to create an educational framework to meet the needs of impoverished children and help them succeed in school.

Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Code: QT038
Course Title: Effective Classroom Management
This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to develop skills to help them effectively manage the behavior problems that today's students bring to school. Students will participate in several assignments that reinforce the concepts and strategies found in the textbook. The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong. Most of the assignments require access to a classroom and are designed for currently employed teachers. Special provisions will be made for participants who do not have access to a classroom.
Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Class Registration

If you are NOT a SCCPSS employee, call the Professional Learning Department at 912-395-5573 to set up your PIN number before registering for a course.

All SCCPSS employees may follow the instructions provided below to register for a course:

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