Sandra Horan | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Sandra Horan

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Sandy Horan is a Special Education Teacher and co-teacher at a high school in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where she has taught for 25 years. During her tenure, she has served in many roles, to include Special Education Teacher, Executive Function Teacher and Coach, Vocational Coordinator, Transition Coordinator, Co-Teacher in English and Social Studies, and has presented to many parent groups in the areas of executive function, transition, and independent living. Prior to her current high school teaching position, she served as a special education teacher and case manager for students grades k-12, a Head Start Director, and a Behavior Analyst, all while living in both North and South Dakota. Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Moorhead (Minnesota) State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership from Saint Xavier University.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and their families. She loves playing with her four grandchildren! She enjoys being active in the outdoors and working out, as well as reading - she loves being a life-long learner.

This course is designed to teach participants the importance of metacognition, provide background knowledge of the core executive function processes, and help apply their knowledge of executive function processes to help students better understand themselves as learners. Participants will learn how executive functioning skills are the cognitive powers that help develop good habits which leads to effective school and life management. The course will also look at the process of how to create effective assessments. Assessments are essential to the learning process, as evidenced in that assessments inform the instructor on the effectiveness of their instruction, as well as they provide a way to measure students' mastery of the course's educational learning targets. The course will explore how to identify course goals for assessment, determine test structure and design, write effective questions, and apply a variety of testing methods to differentiate testing methods.
Course #: GMF22504
Dates: 10/17/22 - 11/13/22

Positive Classroom Management 21st-Century Teaching Instructional Strategies


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