Resource of the Week: Free Online Course on 'Learning Differences'
[Source: Education Week – On Special Education]
A foundation that supports education of children with disabilities is teaming up with North Carolina State University to offer a free six-week “massive open online course,” or MOOC, aimed at teaching participants about student learning differences.
The Spring 2015 Learning Differences MOOC begins Feb. 9, and is intended primarily for teachers and teacher-coaches. Participants can learn about working memory, student motivation and executive function, and pick modules based on the grades or subject matter they teach.
The course will feature videos of classroom instruction and interviews featuring students with different learning disabilities, such as Matt Brown, a student at Vassar University and a volunteer with Eye-to-Eye, a mentorship program for people with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Register for the Course HERE