Saturday, October 15, 2022
From 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Stony Brook University Bauman Center for Leadership & Service All are welcome to attend!
Enroll now using this LINK or visit www.mestract.org, Click on the View Course Catalog/Register and search for Poverty
During this simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter, and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources staffed by volunteers. The simulation enables participants to view poverty from different perspectives and then to discuss the potential for change within the school community.
This 3 hour professional learning experience will help participants effectively utilize the simulation to increase poverty literacy among NYS Educators, including:
• Dispelling commonly held “tacit” beliefs about poverty
• Creating an awareness about the fatigue/compassion satisfaction continuum and how reconnecting teachers with their natural empathy for students can bolster their resilience as educators and ensure they remain in the best possible place to meet their students’ needs
• Conveying to teachers the unique role they can play in addressing systemic poverty through the promotion of equity in their own classroom, schools, districts and society – particularly the promotion of social justice for all.
For more information – http://www.caastlc.org/programs/poverty-simulation.html
Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCxujY-rB5k