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 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 #: ILW20014
Dates: 02/03/20 - 03/02/20
Location: Benjamin Elementary School
Categories:

General Education

Format:

Site Based

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Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student have success within their own learning style. This course is designed to help educators discover new ways to assess students from a variety of different learning styles. A focus on strategies for performing pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments as well as alternative assessments such as performance-based assessments, portfolios, presentations and more to give options for students to have success other than the traditional pen-and-paper assessment. Classroom examples will be reviewed to help see how differentiated assessment can provide direction for improvement, promote confidence, and motivate students to do their best. Participants will leave the course with a better understanding of assessment practices and a wealth of resources to effectively differentiate assessments in their classroom.
Course #: ILW20015
Dates: 04/13/20 - 05/04/20
Location: Benjamin Elementary School
Categories:

General Education

Format:

Site Based

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