Gender in the Classroom (Online) 


NEXT CLASS BEGINS - 2/2/2015


 

Description:  
Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace.

Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more.  Get info about research not available anywhere else.

One month course, Julie Coates and William A. Draves, instructors.  
 

 

 

outlineCourse Outline

Unit 1
The Brain and Gender Differences
The brain and learning 
The female brain
The male brain
Summary of neurological and hormonal differences

Unit 2
Helping Girls Learn More
How girls learn 
Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn
Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM
The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more

Unit 3
Helping Boys Learn More
How boys learn 
Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn
Helping boys with language skills
The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more

Unit 4
Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More
Helping girls succeed in the workplace
Helping boys succeed with college
Grading learning and knowledge
Gender neutral grading

 

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives

  • To foster an understanding among K-12 teachers of the neurological and learning differences between female and male students
  • To understand how the female brain influences how your female students learn
  • To understand how the male brain influences how your male students learn
  • To understand why boys get worse grades than girls, and what you as a teacher can do
  • To understand the five learning habits that inhibit success for your female students when they enter the workplace
  • To assist teachers in responding effectively and efficiently to different gender characteristics in learning.

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be able to recognize gender differences in learning styles and classroom behavior
  • Be able to correctly interpret gender responses to content and learning activities
  • Be able to employ successful teaching techniques to help your female students learn more
  • Be able to employ successful teaching techniques to help your male students learn more
  • Be able to employ assessment strategies to help both your female and male students succeed more.

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

 

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Fall Session: 3/2/2015 - 3/27/2015

 

Tuition:
 
$145