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 explore the critical need to differentiate instruction for 21st century learners. The philosophy of differentiation will be examined in relationship to cultural needs, learning styles, intelligence theories, and thinking skills. The use of technology and the role of effective feedback will also be addressed. Participants will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that refine their current differentiation strategies and practices in an effort to meet the needs of all K–16 learners.
Course #: ILW19001
Dates: 01/25/19 - 02/09/19
Location: New Lenox, IL
Categories:

Diverse Learners General Education Technology In The Classroom

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Site Based

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This course is designed to help K–12 teachers navigate the ever-growing complexities of the education profession while simultaneously helping them to balance their lives and careers. Teachers will learn the tenets of Positive Psychology (Seligman) and related theories and strategies. These, in turn, will provide the foundation for increasing personal and professional resilience, maintaining flexibility, and tending to physical and mental health as a basis to improve classroom experiences for all. Teachers will also survey current initiatives, standards, and skills, such as the Common Core State Standards, RtI, the Danielson Evaluation model, the Flipped Class model, and 21st century skills. 
Course #: ILW19005
Dates: 02/22/19 - 03/09/19
Location: New Lenox, IL
Categories:

General Education

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Site Based

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This course is designed to provide teachers with research-based, proactive practices, and habits of mind for transformative classroom leadership. Strategies for creating a high-functioning learning community can promote skills that are critical for success both in and outside the classroom. The following attributes of a transformative classroom will be explored: clarity of purpose, self-responsibility, relationships among students, and an increasing level of function over time (based on Schindler’s model of Transformative Classroom Management). Grounded with an inner purpose, key attitudes, and strategies, teachers will learn how to discern the underlying effective teacher-student interactions, so they can recognize how to proactively prevent misbehaviors and intervene effectively when misbehaviors occur. Self-assessment and reflection are built into the activities, projects, and discussions so that teachers can examine their dispositions and efficacy as educators.
Course #: ILW19006
Dates: 04/26/19 - 05/11/19
Location: New Lenox, IL
Categories:

General Education

Format:

Site Based

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