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Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers (Online) 


 


 

Description:  

Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Students learn in a variety of ways, this course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more. And discover something new about yourself too!

We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience”. You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. 
Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more.

One month course, Kassia Dellabough, MS, GCDF instructor. 

 

 

 outlineCourse Outline

Unit 1.
Introduction to Generational Learning Styles
The origin of generational learning styles & foundation of learning style theories
Learning theory and the brain 
What defines a generation - the concept of the cohort experience

Unit 2.
Understanding generational factors influencing how you learn and teach
Characteristics of the Baby Boomers
Characteristics and definitions for Generation X
Learning characteristics of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers
How YOUR generational characteristics influence your approach to teaching: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y

Unit 3.
Understanding Generation Y
Core values of Gen Y
Impact of technology on generational learning
The impact of generational characteristics on approaches to and expectations of education, perceptions of time, prioritizing work/life/school, goals and ambition, collaborative vs. individual, worldview, inputs versus outcomes and other value differences

Unit 4.  
Helping Your Gen Y Students to Learn More
Communication tips with Gen Y students and the emerging generation
Classroom instruction tips for Gen Y and the emerging generation
Addressing awkwardness and other social characteristics of Gen Y
Understanding and using technology to facilitate learning
The top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more 

 

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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The Health Ed Today courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International.

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Fall Session: November 3-28, 2014

 

Tuition:
 
$145