Sharon Gerdes | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Sharon Gerdes

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Sharon Gerdes has been a high school Spanish teacher for 32 years and currently serves as the department chairperson for World Languages and Cultures at Lockport Township High School. Sharon has taught all levels of Spanish and continuously seeks professional development for herself and her staff.

Sharon received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Eastern Illinois University and her graduate degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University.

Along with teaching and overseeing the language department Sharon also has been an adjunct professor for the University of St. Francis teaching online and blended courses in the ESL endorsement program for seven years.  In addition, Sharon became an instructor for the Connecting Link for several years and enjoys providing educators with meaningful professional development.  Sharon has taught both face to face courses as well as on line only courses.

Being a lifelong learner is Sharon’s motto and hopes that all of you will enjoy the flexibility of the programs and valuable tools from the various courses offered at TCL.

This course is designed to help teachers understand school law as it pertains to the rights of students, the rights of teachers, and the legal expectations of today’s public schools; thereby improving their effectiveness.  Participants in this course will develop an overall sense of the spirit of school law so that they may not only teach students to become good citizens, but also to ensure that their rights are protected in the educational process.  In addition, participants will learn about their rights as government employees regarding Freedom of Speech and employment issues.
Course #: GMF19003
Dates: 10/21/19 - 12/15/19

General Education


Online Structured

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