Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia – 6 Weeks – FALL 2019
Course Credit 15 Hours/PDPs
This professional development course provides educators with an overview of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, including well-established neurological research related to the development of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
The course is divided into six, self-paced modules over 6 weeks.
- Module 1: Defining dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia
- Module 2: Neurological origins and manifestations
- Module 3: Comorbidity with other challenges
- Module 4: Best practices to support students in the classroom
- Module 5: Special education laws and the impact on dyslexia identification
- Module 6: Reframing dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia with a new perspective
This course will help you:
- Understand the causes of learning challenges for individuals with these specific learning disabilities
- Explore related neurological research and theory
- Learn best practice instructional strategies to support these students
- Gain awareness of other co-existing learning and social-emotional challenges
- Consider alternative views of learning disabilities by exploring cultural norms related to disabilities
Each module will follow the same basic outline:
- Presentation of key information about the topic
- Explanations of the impact in the classroom
- A quiz to assess learning
- Opportunities to discuss and reflect on course content with peers
- A summation of the module followed by a reflection to synthesize concluding thought
- Application of course content by completing a related assignment
- Assignments: The assignments in each module will require participants to put theory into practice by reading and following the specific directions, and using examples provided as a guideline for format, length, and quality of writing. These tasks will be assessed using specific rubrics.
- Pre and Post-Assessments: These ungraded questionnaires will be completed at the beginning and end of the course in order to self-assess knowledge and application of course content.
- Quizzes: The quizzes will assess comprehension of the content from the required reading. The quizzes will be automatically graded within the course platform. Although participants must earn an 80% or higher to move on to the next section of the course, there are unlimited attempts allowed.
- Discussion Posts: The discussions will require participants to post an initial response and reply to at least one other post.
- Concluding Thoughts: These tasks require participants to synthesize three key takeaways from the module and will be assessed using specific rubrics.
There is not a required text for the course.
|November 5 - December 17, 2019
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"I really enjoyed the online experience, especially since I have young children at home and the online class provided me with flexibility."
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER