Learning Styles in the Classroom

Hours: 24 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $305.00

Course Overview:

Does it seem like some of your students get it with very little help from you while others never seem to even after a lot of one-on-one coaching? If so, it could that you are not speaking their learning language. Every person brings their own learning style to the classroom, even young children. By learning about your own learning style and the learning styles of others you will learn ways to reach all of your students and to help them to learn better.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Multiple Intelligences

In this lesson we will introduce you to Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and ways you can use this knowledge to better reach your students.

Lesson 2: Learning Styles

In this lesson we will take a look at Learning Styles, try to identify our learning styles and how to use learning styles to reach our students. In the resources for this lesson you will see other learning style theories and how they are used to teach students. There are many different theories that relate to how students learn. Many contain some of the same features and measure that we read about in our lesson.

Lesson 3: Connecting the Models

In the last two lessons we have explored two approaches to teaching and learning. The Multiple Intelligences approach relates to what students are good at and what interests them. The Learning Styles approach relates to how students' brains work as far as how information makes it into their brains and how it is processed once it is there. These approaches help us to understand how to present content to students and what types of projects they may enjoy.

Lesson 4: Applying Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles to Instruction

In this lesson we will take a look at several approaches to adapting our existing curriculum to using Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences. Since most of us would be unwilling to scrap all the work we have put into our curriculum, this lesson advocates looking at what your lessons are already doing and then looking for more ways to incorporate Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence activities.

Lesson 5: Designing Assessments

All the teaching we do comes down to measuring just how much students have learned. Is it fair to test recall by offering fill in the blank, multiple choice or true/false questions? Since we have been studying about ways to help students learn regardless of their learning style or intelligence preferences, shouldn't our assessments do the same?

We will take another look at assessments each learning style and multiple intelligence would prefer and create a plan that would allow our students to choose how to demonstrate what they have learned. We will also explore an option to the traditional test that also empowers our students and reinforces their learning.

Lesson 6: Teaching Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles to Students

Throughout the book we have focused on teachers using learning styles and multiple intelligences to be able to better reach our students and to be fairer in assessing their learning. In this lesson we look at learning styles from the students' points of view and how we can let them in on the "secret" of how to help them learn better.

The book discusses several approaches to introducing students to learning styles and multiple intelligences and does not limit this to just older students but also gives examples of presenting the concepts to lower elementary students.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

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NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

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  • Windows 7 or higher.
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