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. 

This course will educate participants on the difference of a fixed or growth mindset, and how Appreciative Inquiry (AI) can cultivate the classroom environment into a place of risk taking and success. Participants will learn about their own mindset and how it impacts students, as well as techniques for evaluating the growth mindset, strategies for reframing failures to successes, and devising lesson plans with the growth mindset in mind. Participants will also learn about Appreciative Inquiry and how it is among the growing trend of approaches to human development and organizational change. Focus on the power of positive question and imagery, sharing stories, and implementation of Dr. David Cooperrider’s 4-D cycle will be reviewed, along with implementation strategies. Participants will leave the course understanding how to create a dynamic classroom that fosters growth and compassion; that will create bonds with students to push them further and increase test scores.
Course #: ILF19008
Dates: 09/30/19 - 10/19/19
Location: Benjamin Elementary School
Categories:

General Education

Format:

Site Based

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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 #: ILF19009
Dates: 10/28/19 - 11/18/19
Location: Benjamin Elementary School
Categories:

Diverse Learners General Education Technology In The Classroom

Format:

Site Based

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