SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (10 clock hours)

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“When a task is given in school, why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it and another only eight minutes?”

The U.S. Department of Education, and others indicate that weak cognitive skills are the source of over 80% of learning problems.

In this course you’ll come to understand the answer: students approach each task with varying learning tools. These tools are called cognitive skills, and these skills determine the quality, speed, and ease with which individuals learn and perform.

This course provides methods for detecting students with weak cognitive skills and tools to strengthen those skills. Teachers will receive understanding, as well as ways to apply development techniques in the classroom. The online class is fun and interactive and includes information about new brain research and how it can impact today’s classrooms.

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37 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (10 clock hours)”:
  1. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Very helpful course! Thank you! Lisa G.

  2. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I found this course very interesting. Much of the content was new to me and just made sense! Nancy D.

  3. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This course was very good. I will be using what I learn when the new term begins...I'm already making plans! Tressa M.

  4. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This was an excellent course and was very engaging! I feel excited about using new strategies with my students who have cognitive skills deficits and helping them build these skills. Monika S.

  5. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you! I appreciate that this is available to educators! Well-done! Amal D.

  6. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Everything was smooth. Axel O.

  7. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great class and lots of excellent information that will be very useful. Patricia G.

  8. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great information regarding cognitive skills training. Angela D.

  9. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed the course very much. The content was perfect for school based speech therapists and I will be able to use the information with my students. Thank you. Molly J.

  10. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Very informative!! Against the grain in many ways! Wendy D.

  11. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This class was informative. Rebecca P.

  12. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I really appreciate that once you pay for the course you have access to the material. Good extra resources are provided. I like that you can take the test as many times as necessary and have unlimited time! MaryEllen S.

  13. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This was an eye-opening course. I learned a lot of information that will enable me to really help my students with special needs. Thank you. Thomas B.

  14. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    These classes are very well done. I gained a better understanding of what teachers try and accomplish. Chary P.

  15. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This was the perfect course for me. I learned many new things and am excited to put what i learned to use. Merrilee W.

  16. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed the information. I found it interesting and helpful. Nancy O.

  17. Linda L says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoyed this course. The material was put together in a new way for me and I learned a lot.

  18. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Excellent sequential presentation of information. Pam O.

  19. Ian W says:
    Five Stars

    Great experience.

  20. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great, thanks so much! C. Glenn.

  21. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you! Maurice D.

  22. Janis B says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you. This was an interesting and very well put together course.

  23. Michael C. says:
    Five Stars

    Good lessons...and info.

  24. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    Cognitive Skills was an excellent and timely course. As a Special Education teacher with 17 successful years of teaching experience, I found the course engaging, flowing with content new to me, and exactly what I needed in the the areas of cognition. Bravo to Dr. Ken Gibson!! We need more academics like this. Dr. Gibson is down-to-earth, authoritative, and funny. I could listen to him all day.

  25. Maureen M. says:
    Five Stars

    I thought this was a really interesting course. Very valuable.

  26. Starly.S says:
    Five Stars

    This course gave me the tools that I was looking for to help my students who needed me most. Very informative and useful lessons. Best ever.

  27. Rebecca.M says:
    Five Stars

    Loved this course. I will be reviewing it and using much of this information next year.

  28. Randi. S says:
    Five Stars

    I had Visual Therapy training many years ago, and this class mirrored much of my training at that time. I found it very interesting, and a useful resource for working with students in the future. Great job putting it all together! : ) Content, testing, video, etc.

  29. Manahalla A. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you so much, I really enjoyed the course.

  30. Megan R. says:
    Five Stars

    Wonderful and enlightening, thank you!

  31. Janelle M. says:
    Five Stars

    There were some great resources I printed and hope to utilize in my teaching.

  32. Jodi R. says:
    Five Stars

    Excellent overall, informative. I like flexibility of being able to break up five-hour on-line course and log on and off as needed to accomodate my personal work and family schedule. Gave option to start up again on last page where I left off. Video demos helpful and interesting. 3. Concern/suggestion- Had some concerns about a few casual references used during ""DEMOS- Skill Building"" portion of video (Memory - Visualization segment)...though honest, seemed a bit inappropriate? I would suggest editing these statements out of video if possible? PLB Administrator: Thank you for your suggestion. We have placed this video in the cue for editing.

  33. Karen M. says:
    Five Stars

    "There are a few typos on a few of the pages. Nothing major but they should be corrected. The videos were a little difficult to work at first but I got better as I progressed through the course. I loved all the printable materials and online resources. The course information is valuable and I\'ve already started implementing some of it in my classroom. Thanks so much for offering this course. I enjoyed it very much."

  34. Megan S. says:
    Five Stars

    I really do enjoy the set up of this website. I was very anxious at first about trying to find courses for my CEU credits. This site has made me a lot less stressful =)"

  35. Anika .S says:
    Five Stars

    I feel this is the strongest course I have taken so far, because it made the best use of non-lecture style (reading, since this is an online class) methods of delivery: analogies (very effective), video, and diagrams. Also, the resource list was helpful for future reference. I will use my lifetime subscription for this course b/c I will surely reference this material again during y professional work. Thank you!!

  36. Lynne R. says:
    Five Stars

    I found the concept of teaching ""skills"" versus the facts/how-to of academics interesting; I'd like to see it applied in the college setting I teach in. I will be looking into it more...

  37. Deborah H. says:
    Five Stars

    Great video content with this course.

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