Patrick Raleigh | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link

 

Patrick Raleigh

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"Why is it that in society if someone says 'Hey I can't do math, I am no good at it!' that many others respond by saying 'I know what you are talking about, I can't do it either!' and everyone laughs and cuts up BUT if someone says 'Hey I can't read or write, I am no good at it!' the whole room goes quiet, eyes shift to the floor and everyone walks away from that person like something was wrong with them." – Patrick Raleigh

Patrick has been an educator for 14 years. He began his working career in the financial arena.  Although he liked his work, he felt like something was missing.  Patrick then went to back to school to receive his Masters' Degree in Education. He says he has never regretted the decision to become a teacher.  He has enjoyed every day of teaching.

Patrick has a broad range of teaching experiences from 6th Grade Math, 8th Grade Science, 8th Grade U.S. History, and 8th Grade Math.  However, his favorite classes are Algebra and Geometry.  These are two classes where there are so many real world applications.

Outside my school, Patrick loves being outdoors running in the woods, biking through farmlands, or teeing it up on the golf course  In addition to being active, he enjoys hanging by the pool and reading a good book.  His family is so important to him.  His wife of over 20 years is his rock. His three children are active and keep them both busy.  One is playing college lacrosse, one is super involved in chorus, and his youngest loves school.   

Patrick says the reason he teaches is to learn.  Working with teachers is best part of this career. “You can always learn something from other teachers if you are open to it.  Be open!”

Participants in this course will learn about the multi-tiered Response to Intervention (RTI) model and how it can assist in increasing student achievement, foster classroom engagement, be an alternative avenue for student identification of special services, and learn practical strategies and tools to implement essential components of Response to Intervention (RTI) in a variety of classroom and school settings. The course will expose participants to needed skills and techniques to develop a partnership to use RTI strategies and explore researched-based methodologies to remediate students. A comprehensive roadmap will be followed to learn how to implement RTI, assess students in a variety of mediums, and differentiate instruction using a plethora of RTI interventions.
This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where all students feel empowered and included in the classroom environment. Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience the multicultural classroom, as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom. Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate a multicultural perspective during instruction, including how to identify and promote diversity, multicultural learning styles, create culturally aware lesson plans and activities, using social emotional learning strategies to impact classroom management, and strategies/ideas to educate parents on the multicultural classroom. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students in a variety of cultures and educate them on the importance of understanding a multicultural classroom and the benefits of being multiculturally competent.
Course #: GMF20511
Dates: 11/16/20 - 12/13/20
Categories:

Equity & Diversity Positive Classroom Management

Format:

Online Structured

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This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where differentiated instruction can occur on a daily basis for varying abilities. Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience differentiated instruction as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom. Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate differentiated instruction, including how to identify learning styles, create tiered activities, differentiation strategies, effective classroom management, and design the physical space for classroom differentiation scenarios. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students of varying abilities, grades, and learning styles and help them take ownership of their education.
Course #: GMF20508
Dates: 10/19/20 - 11/15/20
Categories:

Equity & Diversity Instructional Strategies

Format:

Online Structured

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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.
This course is designed to enable the K–16 educator to examine the impact of the Digital Age upon student learning.  It will interpret the implication of 21st century skills to enhance the teaching and learning experience. This course prepares educators seeking ways to expand their teaching expertise with particular emphasis on methods and strategies for uses of the major components of the Microsoft Office Suite®—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access—to evaluate, plan, and design Digital Age learning experiences to engage students as well as increase teacher productivity.
Course #: SPC16106
Categories:

Technology Tools for the Classroom

Format:

Online Self-Paced

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