Toni Schrage | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link

 

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.

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 #: GMW20501
Dates: 04/27/20 - 05/24/20
Categories:

General Education

Format:

Online Structured

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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 #: GMW20000
Dates: 02/03/20 - 03/29/20
Categories:

Diverse Learners General Education

Format:

Online Structured

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