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Engage Students to Achieve Results

3 Credits
Motivation, effort, interest and desire to learn are key to student success. Learn to maximize student potential using a variety of strategies designed to increase student engagement in relevant learning activities and raise student academic performance. You will learn to analyze the role student engagement, motivation and effort play in learning, apply research and evaluate current practices to determine instructional gaps. Course aligns with the Common Core Standards (CCSS)  and College and Career Readiness (CCR) to help prepare K-12 students and educators for the challenging work of the 21st Century, all core curriculum areas. 

NOTE: Required textbooks must be purchased separately.

This course is applicable towards the Student Engagement Certificate.

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Dr. Mabel Franks

Dr. Franks is a CPD instructor at Fresno Pacific University, teaching curriculum courses for K-12 educators and school-wide Restorative Justice practices. She has served more than 35 years in service to students in some of the largest school districts in California. Her research on effective school reform underscores the need to unite the entire school community in a common cause, the education of our children- all our children. Her love for teaching, desire to reach all students and expertise on research-based instructional best practices is reflected in her hands-on, teacher-friendly courses, designed for the K-12 educator who wants to make difference. Dr. Franks also instructs aspiring leaders, facilitates teacher team training and holds workshops on school-wide best instructional practices. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, national business reports and regional news media for her innovative thinking and focus on leadership and student engagement and academic achievement and has received numerous awards at the district, county and regional levels for her dedication as a teacher and leader in schools serving students of poverty and second language learners. She holds a BA in liberal studies, a BS in Commerce/Law, a Masters in leadership and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership.