Biography: Lisa Nordick has an M.S. in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. Her Master's Paper focused on established Continuing Education Unit practices of North Dakota University System institutions. Nordick has extensive experience in distance education, including online and blended learning environments. She also has extensive experience in educational needs assessment along with curriculum and program development and implementation. Nordick has been active in providing professional development opportunities for educators for more than 15 years.
Atomic Habits is a popular title that delves into habit science to provide a clear guide for creating positive habits in order to achieve lasting success. By studying this book, you will learn practical strategies to design habits that create lasting results. And the best part is, tiny changes produce these powerful outcomes.January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2025
This course provides a framework of information and turnkey program resources to build community within the school through social participation sport, recreation, service learning and employment practice for students with intellectual and or developmental disabilities. Topics include the science of socialization, tips for developing likability, principles for belonging, integration, inclusive design and advocacy strategies.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
Dare to Lead is a beloved book by popular author Brené Brown which is about leaning into courage and building a courageous culture in our work. It explores the importance of developing an awareness of how we respond to our fears, and learning how to embrace tough conversations.January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2025
This online course explores literature related to family engagement in K-12 education settings. The course is comprised of 6 modules. The modules offer family engagement information and ideas that teachers may consider integrating into their teaching methods as a strategy to improve student learning.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
Based on the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, this course explores what Grit is and why it matters. Different case scenarios whereby passion and perseverance versus talent relative to achievement will be highlighted.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
This course is designed for teachers who want to learn more about using EdTech in the classroom. Students will explore six online tools that can increase student engagement and learning. The information in this course can be used in any class as an alternative to traditional assignments.January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2025
This online course explores how a persons' potential can be fulfilled throughclarity and understanding of beliefs about their capabilities and how those beliefs influence learning and the paths taken in life. The course is comprised of9 modules. The modules offer information and ideas about mindsets that teachers may consider adopting to improve classroom settings and student learning experiences.
Based on the book, 'Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era', this course will explore the difference between what students must do to earn a degree (high school or college) versus what makes them most likely to succeed in work, citizenship, and lifelong learning. From the author's point of view, the course will also consider what can and must be done to transform education for the twenty-first century along with examples of best practices in high schools and colleges around the country.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
This course explores 'mindful education' as a classroom enhancement strategy with the intent to enhance student achievement. Characteristics of a "mindful teacher" will be highlighted as will "mindful practices" for the classroom. The course is comprised of 5 modules. The modules offer information and ideas about mindful education that teachers may consider adopting to improve classroom settings and student learning experiences.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025
Based on the book 'What Great Teachers Do Differently', this course explores characteristics of effective teachers. Matters such as; how effective teachers view their classrooms and students, how they prioritize, and what drives their decisions will be highlighted. This course will present an opportunity for teachers to examine their own effectiveness as well as to refine their skills as preferred.July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2025