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Academic Skills for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities, Fall River – 12 – 15 Hours – Summer Online 2020

PD August 11th – 28th: You will have the opportunity to engage in up to 15 hours of Professional Development between Tuesday, August 11 and Friday, August 28 as follows:

Complete four, asynchronous, self-paced online course modules (8.5 PD hours):

  • Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Presents an overview of language-based learning disabilities.
  • Overview of Executive Function: Presents an overview of executive function and its importance for achieving academic proficiency, particularly for students with language-based learning disabilities.
  • Overview of Study Skills: Provides an overview of study skills and its importance for developing strong executive function and overall academic achievement, particularly for students with language-based learning disabilities.
  • Best Classroom Practices: Presents a variety of instructional strategies to support students with language-based learning disabilities and executive function deficits.
  • Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Participants will watch a webinar on co-teaching and complete a short reading. NOTE:¬†Although self-paced, please complete this prior to the second live Zoom, which starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 27.

Live Zoom Meetings (3.5 PD hours): You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate. A link is provided in the navigation bar within the online course.

  • Monday, August 24 from 9-10:30 a.m. The agenda for this meeting will focus on introductions and applying information/strategies from the course modules to your role.
  • Thursday, August 27 from 9-11 a.m. The agenda for this meeting will focus on co-teaching, as well as using information/strategies from the course modules for your lesson planning. Please watch the co-teaching webinar prior to this live Zoom.

Optional Assignments (3 PD hours): If you’d like to receive 15 PDPs, please complete the optional assignments within the online course. These are due by midnight, Friday, August 28.


All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

12 - 15 Hours. Certificate of completion provided by your district.
Dates/Time Price
August 11-28, 2020 $0

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