SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (15 clock hours)
“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.