Lizz Goldman has been happily pursuing her dream job of teaching since the early 1970s. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and graduate degrees from San Diego State University. She's taught grades 3-12 and several college classes with a wide range of student populations. Lizz feels that she was born to teach and continues on a path of lifelong learning. Her passion is teaching those who want to learn, while encouraging those reluctant learners to see the joy in reading, writing and communicating. She considers teaching teachers a wonderful treat, as she's able to share their commitment, dedication and passion for what they do every day. Lizz and her husband enjoy traveling and working with animals in their free time. They have two grown children and two grandchildren who live within ten minutes of them.
This online course focuses on helping teachers explore a variety of classroom management strategies. Teachers will learn many useful and practical techniques for working with students. A particular focus is effective strategies for working with special populations such as difficult students, English language learners, and students with learning disabilities.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
The course begins offering three different options for assessing comprehension. Then, teachers are introduced to a wealth of strategies that can improve and support a reader's comprehension.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
Let's face it - we've all been there at one time or another. It doesn't matter if you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, there's no doubt about it - managing an entire classroom of students can be tough. This online course addresses some of the most daunting classroom management issues including how to keep your students motivated, working with diverse student populations, social and emotional learning, and engaging students with limited resources.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
This online course focuses on helping grades 4 - 12 teachers work with students on key reading skills. Teachers will learn how to develop active instructional strategies that facilitate student acquisition and development of reading skills in a variety of disciplines.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
Strategy groups are a type of small group instruction which enable teachers to target specific reading skills that particular groups of students need, regardless of their independent reading level. The course begins by discussing the elements and benefits of reading strategy groups. Since strategy groups are based on assessment, the course delves into a variety of assessment types and approaches.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025