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Toni Schrage

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Toni Schrage has been a teacher for 24 years.  She is currently teaching ESL in grades K-5 at Springfield School District 186 in Springfield, Illinois.  She is also a reading skills teacher for Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois.  Toni also teaches online and blended graduate level courses to educators seeking their ESL endorsement for the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.  She has experience teaching in grades K-12, and then undergraduate students and Master degree seeking students.  Her experience also includes working with gifted students at the middle school level, and special education students at the elementary, middle school, and college level. 

Toni was born and grew up in Auburn, Illinois. She received her bachelors in elementary education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She moved to Arizona for her first teaching position and received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English as a Second Language from Northern Arizona University.  Toni enjoys providing educators with information that will enhance their teaching.  

Since Toni is constantly learning and seeking new ideas she hopes you will enjoy the flexibility of the programs that are offered at TCL.

Course participants will gain a deep understanding of the impact attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has on the performance of students in the classroom. Research-based instructional strategies and behavior management strategies will be explored, along with methods to improve executive function skills. The implementation of appropriate accommodations, modifications, and interventions will also be highlighted. This course engages participants with meaningful, applicable, and practical activities with a focus on success for students with ADHD.
Course #: GMF20510
Dates: 11/02/20 - 11/29/20
Categories:

Equity & Diversity Instructional Strategies

Format:

Online Structured

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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 #: GMF20000
Dates: 09/14/20 - 11/08/20
Categories:

Positive Classroom Management Instructional Strategies

Format:

Online Structured

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This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where all students feel empowered and included in the classroom environment. Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience the multicultural classroom, as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom. Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate a multicultural perspective during instruction, including how to identify and promote diversity, multicultural learning styles, create culturally aware lesson plans and activities, using social emotional learning strategies to impact classroom management, and strategies/ideas to educate parents on the multicultural classroom. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students in a variety of cultures and educate them on the importance of understanding a multicultural classroom and the benefits of being multiculturally competent.
Course #: GMS20505
Dates: 08/03/20 - 08/30/20
Categories:

Equity & Diversity Positive Classroom Management

Format:

Online Structured

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