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.
Course #: SPC18157
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Online Self-Paced

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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 #: GMS19503
Dates: 06/17/19 - 07/14/19
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General Education

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Online Structured

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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.
Course #: GMS19511
Dates: 07/08/19 - 08/04/19
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Online Structured

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Participants in this course will examine how social media is an integral part of the school community. The positive and negative impact of social media on the school community will be discussed and explored. Participants will learn strategies to navigate social media concerns and issues. The course will help educators learn about norms in digital citizenship and how to plan and integrate social media tools in their classroom and school community. Social media frameworks for projects, lesson plans, and school functions will be reviewed. Participants will leave the course with social media tools to engage their students in new learning mediums and improve the classroom and school community environment.
Course #: GMF19502
Dates: 09/30/19 - 10/27/19
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Technology In The Classroom

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Online Structured

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Participants in this course will examine collaborative, engaged, cooperative learning—a significant shift away from the typical teacher-centered classroom. Participants will learn how developing a classroom culture of trust, safety, challenge, and joy can foster engaged and effective learning. Research suggests that effective communication and collaboration are essential to becoming a successful learner. Participants will learn how to develop classroom learning experiences around students’ constructing knowledge and engaging in action together. Techniques to develop intrinsic motivation that leads to student engagement and achievement will be researched. Foundational work in this course will include the research and use of collaborative learning, engaged learning, and cooperative learning models. Participants will synthesize these paradigms and create applications for implementation into their own classrooms.
Course #: GMF19506
Dates: 10/28/19 - 11/24/19
Categories:

General Education

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.
Course #: SPC18155
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General Education

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Online Self-Paced

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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
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Technology In The Classroom

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Online Self-Paced

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Participants will explore useful techniques to create more effective technology lessons, software packages, web resources, graphing calculators, and instructional materials used to integrate technology into algebra instruction.  Course topics include technology use with number operations, ratios and proportions, functions, systems of equations, graphing, data analysis, and probabilities. Participants will develop lesson plans, activities, quizzes, and tests on each topic that adheres to local, state and national standards; evaluate instructional technologies for use in the classroom; and developing a technology project for students to complete. The course is aligned with NCTM standards and ISTE standards which promote the principle that students must learn mathematics with understanding and teachers must help students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in everyday life. This course is intended for experienced 6-12 educators seeking ways to expand their teaching expertise by applying increased technology skills as a means to greater and improved student learning.