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.
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.May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
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.May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
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.May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
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.May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
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.
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.May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
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.May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023