Mary Wolf | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link

 

Mary Wolf

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Mary Wolf has been working for The Connecting Link for 5 years. She is a 5th grade math teacher in suburban Chicago, where she has been teaching for 13 years. She began her association with the Connecting Link as a student, and was intrigued by the varied course offerings and the multiple instructional delivery methods (in person, online, structured). Over the years, she has met many outstanding educators through The Connecting Link classes and she looks forward to enhancing those and forging new ones!

This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of brain research. The following themes will be explored throughout the course: brain development, information processing, memory and retention, transferring learning, and critical thinking. Participants in this course will explore ways to design brain-friendly and effective lesson plans using the latest scientific findings and discoveries. This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to translate the biology of brain-based learning from theory into classroom practice.
Course #: ILS19010
Dates: 06/24/19 - 06/28/19
Location: Lincoln-Way West High School - New Lenox, IL
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General Education

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Site Based

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This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of assessment and grading practices. The following themes will be investigated: formative assessment, summative assessment, learning targets and outcomes, methods of assessing, types of assessment protocols, grading practices, providing feedback, and defining mastery. This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to translate assessment of learning to assessment for learning. 
Course #: ILS19007
Dates: 07/22/19 - 07/26/19
Location: Lincoln-Way West High School - New Lenox, IL
Categories:

General Education

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Site Based

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This course is designed to give educators at all levels (K–12) an overview of research related to harassment, bullying and cyberbullying. Influences within and outside of the school will be explored. Educators will develop effective tools for the identification and prevention of bullying behaviors. Interventions, including home/school connections, will be presented to address opportunities for change, which can positively influence student achievement.  
Course #: ILS19008
Dates: 07/15/19 - 07/19/19
Location: Lincoln-Way West High School - New Lenox, IL
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General Education Technology In The Classroom

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Site Based

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This course provides participants with a solid framework for planning, implementing and maintaining successful co-teaching relationships that improve the learning instruction of all students. Participants will reflect on the definition of co-teaching, components of the co-teaching relationship, examine a variety of co-teaching models and how they support student learning, and evaluate their current co-teaching programs. Participants will leave the course knowing several co-teaching practices between general and special education teachers, as well as, between two general education teachers in the same classroom, and how to effectively work as a co-teaching partner to create opportunities for success for all learners.
Course #: ILS19009
Dates: 07/08/19 - 07/12/19
Location: Lincoln-Way West High School - New Lenox, IL
Categories:

General Education

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Site Based

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Educators will become skilled on how to use digital resources to collaborate, create, communicate, and assess students.  Participants will gain an understanding of internet resources to create an online classroom (using a web-based learning management system), flipped classroom and screen-casting, formative assessments, eBooks, videos, communication options for students and parents, and more to maximize the learning environment and reach students through different learning mediums.
Course #: ILS19011
Dates: 06/17/19 - 06/21/19
Location: Lincoln-Way West High School - New Lenox, IL
Categories:

Technology In The Classroom

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Site Based

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