Shelly Fisher | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link

 

Shelly Fisher

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“Teaching is the act of sharing the knowledge we have been given by others with hope that someday, by some way, it will again be passed on.” 

Shelly Fisher’s passion for teaching is never-ending.  She presently has unlimited energy teaching 2nd graders, but also plays a huge role in her school building as a leader of the Positive Behavior Intervention System team and as a designee for her principal.  Shelly holds her teaching degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Mathematics and she also holds her master’s degree in Educational Administration.  Mrs. Fisher continually challenges herself and seeks ways to improve teacher effectiveness by meeting the needs of the ever-changing world of education.  Holding high accountability for the students in her K-5 building who range from ESL learners, Gifted Learners, children with Autism, children with learning disabilities, speech impaired children, and children with social and emotional issues.  She also provides leadership to colleagues, student teachers, teacher’s assistants, and to teachers who explore her classes through The Connecting Link (TCL).  She has been an instructor with The Connecting Link since 1991 and continues to provide classes that are exciting, motivating and useful content for teachers who are always trying to be the key factor in their students’ lives for them to be successful.  She has had experience with many different TCL classes and strives to keep them current and is excited to hear when her students take their knowledge gained from the classes and are able to apply and use them in their educational setting.  Giving time for teachers and educational staff to share, compare, contrast and dig deeper are the strong components of Shelly Fisher’s TCL classes. 

Participants in this course will examine research-based proactive practices and best practices of the alternative discipline. Strategies for improving classroom and school culture through the use of alternative discipline will be explored. Participants will reflect on their discipline philosophy to establish a framework for growth to effectively implement positive alternative discipline interventions and strategies. Participants will learn about alternatives to school discipline and the most effective ways to reach students and to reward positive behaviors. When students do misbehave participants will learn ways that students can still receive appropriate instructional time and be part of the classroom community. Participants will leave the course with a toolkit of resources to impact their classroom and school community through alternative discipline.
Course #: ILW19013
Dates: 02/07/19 - 03/04/19
Location: Benjamin Elementary School- Bloomington, IL
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General Education

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Site Based

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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 #: ILW19014
Dates: 03/07/19 - 04/01/19
Location: Benjamin Elementary School- Bloomington, IL
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Format:

Site Based

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