Online Course in Cerebro-Diversity: Serving Students Who Learn Differently
Course runs December 5, 2015 - February 7, 2016
Instructors: Linda Hecker; Caleb Clark
This course provides core understanding of learning theories, frameworks, and best practices for working effectively with students who learn differently. Participants will explore definitions, research, historical trends, and legal mandates related to learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dyscalculia; attention deficit disorders; and autism spectrum disorder. This will deepen understanding of innovative practices as guided by Universal Design and emerging educational technologies. Students will explore how these approaches can be applied and adapted to provide optimal learning for students. As a culminating project, participants will apply course learning to creating student profiles and learning plans.
Number of credits: 3
Delivery Method: This is an online course with bi-weekly synchronous meeting times. Online delivery will be via Moodle. Synchronous meetings will occur via Skype or Google Hangouts. The synchronous meetings are typically scheduled for one hour every other week during an evening time, as determined by the instructor and class cohort. We will attempt to accommodate individual schedules and commitments as far as possible.
This course may be taken on its own or as part of Landmark College's Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration. The UD:TI Certificate program is designed for professionals and graduate students in the fields of education, technology, and support services. Courses are taught using a combination of online instruction and real-time face-to-face learning via social platforms such as Skype. In partnership with Marlboro College Graduate School, students enrolled in the program also have the option to apply to receive graduate-level credits for their coursework.