Instructor: Michelle Kalina

Michelle Kalina
Biography:

Michelle Kalina has been teaching continuing education distance learning classes for the past eleven years. She earned her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology and a B.A. in History, German and Russian from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For the past 16 years, she has been employed in the Anoka-Hennepin school district as a speech language pathologist. She is also a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and has presented on the topic of culture and special education at the Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference.


Classes by this instructor


T&L 2900: VIR: Bullying Prevention
Bullying is something every teacher will have to deal with in his/her career. This course will cover topics ranging from; the differences between boy and girl bullies, the role of peers in bullying, classroom atmospheres that support or discourage bullying, sexual harassment, as well as how to implement a successful intervention program.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Best Practices in English Language Learning Instruction
This course will provide teachers with the best practice guidelines in all aspects of English Language instruction. Recommendations for teaching adolescent ELL learners, as well as those with learning disabilities will be discussed.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Best Practices in Writing Instruction
Excellent writing skills are important for all students across the curriculum. In this course, teachers will learn evidence-based instructional writing strategies that directly connect to the Common Core State Standards for K-12 students.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Early Interventions for Reading Difficulties
In this course, teachers will learn how to anticipate and teach the most common obstacles students face in the process of becoming fluent readers.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Growing Up With Autism

The term "Autism Spectrum Disorders" comprises a number of developmental disabilities, all of which are characterized by impairments in socialization and communicative development. Students in this course will learn about the identification and treatment of Autism, as well as educational methods.


May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: School Success for ADHD and LD Students

In this course, regular and special education teachers will learn how to identify and decrease student stressors, create interventions to identify student learning styles and strengths and use these strengths in the classroom to improve academic achievement and emotional well-being.


May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Teaching Children with Challenging Behavior

In this course, teachers will learn how to teach students to manage their emotions and anger. They will learn how to develop lessons and interventions that engage students and promote positive behavior.


May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism

In this course, you will learn how to teach students with autism to build positive relationships and to use the "10 Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships" explained by Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron on a daily basis.


May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Using Augmentative / Alternative Communication to Build Academic Skills

Many students using augmentative and alternative communication devices in general and special education classrooms are not working up to their academic potential, despite having access to superior technology. In this course, teachers will learn how to assess the needs of their students using AAC and how best to translate use of this technology into academic success, regardless of cognitive ability.


May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023