Educating Diverse Populations in Your Classroom

Educating Diverse Populations in Your Classroom

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this one-hour course will teach you about diverse student populations, including educationally disadvantaged and at-risk students. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn how understanding Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs will assist you in providing the right support strategies to students who need it most.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course will teach you about the varied needs of educationally disadvantaged and at-risk students in your classroom. Your students come to you with a diverse set of needs, and you will need to implement strategies that help support each student's success in your classroom. You will analyze Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, consider the needs of your own students, and then work to evaluate and implement strategies for support in your classroom. The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content, a student needs checklist, and various strategy plans you can utilize for implementation in your classroom so you will be empowered to work with at-risk youth.


  1. Educating Diverse Student Populations Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with an understanding of diverse student populations. You will learn about educationally disadvantaged and at-risk students. You will consider their varied needs and plan for specific strategies to support all students in your classroom. The course also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might implement the ideas into the classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to supporting a diverse set of students in your classroom. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in your implementation.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your understanding of Educationally Disadvantaged and At-Risk students in your classroom.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14710