SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (15 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 thatweak 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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66 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (15 clock hours)”:
  1. 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.

  2. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

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

  3. 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.

  4. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Good course with helpful links. I liked being able to download helpful links for future use. Luke M.

  5. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    More frequent checking for understanding or quizzes. Pamela S.

  6. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I see I have to spend 5 hours discussing/practicing, but I'm a substitute teacher, so I don't really have colleagues to discuss with. Apart from peer discussion boards, which you don't have, I have no way to attain these five hours. Rocatta T.

  7. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    While some of the modules were very comprehensive and through in explaining (lesson 5,6), other modules seemed to have lots of information that didn't have a clear connection to the other content and was so general that it wasn't useful (lesson 1,3). However, the interactive features and articles/links were very interesting and useful. Jennifer M.

  8. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Wow. This was a bear, and I'm so glad I finished this first course. Kaja P.

  9. Donna S says:
    Five Stars

    There was so much new information in this course.

  10. Andrew D says:
    Five Stars

    Good online course.

  11. Linda L says:
    Five Stars

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

  12. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I liked the interactive feature. I thought this course was very applicative towards my line of work. Laura P.

  13. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I liked my 1st course. Karen S.

  14. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for providing this service so that teachers can work and learn at their own pace. Erika K.

  15. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Excellent sequential presentation of information. Pam O.

  16. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great content, easily navigated. Jenny M.

  17. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for this convenient opportunity. Julie T.

  18. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you. Sharon Z.

  19. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I am thankful you can take the classes on line. Mary S.

  20. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I truly enjoyed the course. Suzanne P.

  21. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks ! great info. Jessica B.

  22. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed the course work, it kept me thinking beyond the five hours. I had to review many of my previous concepts and theories. Thanks. Paul C.

  23. Allison O says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoy the personal timeline and being able to work at my own pace on my own terms.

  24. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I definitely like the flexibility of the online courses. I was very busy the first quarter of school and tried to finish the course but other urgent matters interfered. It was great to have the course available when I had the time to finish! (Please note: there was more reviewing due to the time interval but that actually was good for me.) Jill K.

  25. Ian W says:
    Five Stars

    Great experience.

  26. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great, thanks so much! Christina G.

  27. Jessica H says:
    Five Stars

    Course just what was necessary for me!

  28. Jenna F says:
    Five Stars

    I loved this course.

  29. Beth H says:
    Five Stars

    I really appreciated the links to research articles and resources that I can reference.

  30. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This course is extremely informative. I am looking forward to my next course on ADD. Gilliam W.

  31. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This was very informative. I look forward to using this information with my students. Kathy B.

  32. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you! Maurice D.

  33. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Good information. Sandra M.

  34. Donna B says:
    Five Stars

    It was rich in content and I seriously enjoyed this coarse! Thank you!

  35. Janis B says:
    Five Stars

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

  36. Richard P says:
    Five Stars

    Nice job; quality was better than expected.

  37. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Learned a lot for this course. Very informative and applicable to daily teaching. Very good personal inventory and printable materials for use now and later. thank you. Michelle M.

  38. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    It was great. Andrea T.

  39. Michael C. says:
    Five Stars

    Good lessons...and info.

  40. Maranda R. says:
    Five Stars

    First course in a relicensure program. I'm very happy with the flexibility the format offers as well as the content in the lesson.

  41. 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.

  42. River K. says:
    Five Stars

    This option makes it possible to conveniently accrue needed pd credits when needed. The content was really strong, it was a much better training than I had anticipated. Even though I have been exposed to these topics and concepts previously, it reminded me of things I had forgotten and deepened my knowledge about these things, in addition to giving me new tools to use and making me think about ways I could apply it to improve my teaching and learning practice.

  43. Beth H. says:
    Five Stars

    The format of this online course was very easy to use.

  44. Nicole M. says:
    Five Stars

    Great course, nice review, with updated research included.

  45. Maureen M. says:
    Five Stars

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

  46. 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.

  47. Rebecca.M says:
    Five Stars

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

  48. Manahalla A. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you so much, I really enjoyed the course.

  49. Robyn H. says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for making this so accessible and technologically easy!

  50. Nichole W. says:
    Five Stars

    Of all of the classes I have taken thus far, I feel that "Cognitive Skills" was the one that presented me with the most new information I had not learned up to this point. While some of it was review, much of it was brand new to me and I loved learning about all of the different learning styles.

  51. Megan R. says:
    Five Stars

    Wonderful and enlightening, thank you!

  52. Janelle M. says:
    Five Stars

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

  53. 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.

  54. 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."

  55. Megan S. says:
    Five Stars

    "I really enjoyed how this online class offered so many different ideas to use in your classroom. The experiments were really fun!"

  56. 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 =)"

  57. Nancy H. says:
    Five Stars

    This was my first attempt at on an on-line course in a very long time. I enjoyed the lessons and activities. thank you.

  58. Rachel L. says:
    Five Stars

    Getting tech support was quick and easy.

  59. Janelle M. says:
    Five Stars

    It was a good course. Lots of information I knew but needed to review and update myself on.

  60. Rita O. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was very content rich. To have this information compiled in course was fantastic. Great course.

  61. Anika .S says:
    Five Stars

    Course was good. A little slow to start. For me, the most interesting portions of the course were the parts that were not required, like the PLSI (completing it) and the excellent article by Mark Prensky. I really liked the case study at the end; it gave me an opportunity to observe synthesis of the ideas presented. It made me think about my own students more so than the other exercises. Very convenient program. Thank you!

  62. 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!!

  63. 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...

  64. Sheila.G says:
    Five Stars

    Met my needs! Thanks!

  65. Nicole L. says:
    Five Stars

    I was very impressed with the quality and the presentation of the content -- it made for an engaging and enjoyable experience

  66. Deborah H. says:
    Five Stars

    Great video content with this course

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