Online Courses

Inside LD for Educators

10 Module Online Learning

Our online course allows you to work on your own schedule

Schedule

  • Winter 2019 Session

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Our facilitated online course, Inside Learning Disabilities for Educators takes you inside the world of Learning Disabilities (LDs) at school: from facts and diagnosis to co-occurring conditions and LD strategies for the student and the classroom. It has been designed for educators to increase your understanding and familiarity of LDs, the impact LDs can have on academics, behaviour, and well-being; and the evidence-based strategies and tools to increase student success and your success as a professional.

Topics Covered

1. Introduction to LDs 6. Social and Emotional Functioning & LDs
  • Causes of LDs
  • LD Facts
  • Statistics and trajectory
  • Impact of academic failure
  • The social impact of LDs
  • Supporting students with LDs
2. Specific LDs 7. LD and Associated Disorders
  • Recognizing a student with LD
  • Diagnosis
  • Psycho-educational assessments
  • Commonly co-occurring conditions
  • ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Diagnostic criteria
3. LDs and Executive Functions 8. The Learning Brain
  • Executive functions overview
  • Development
  • Executive malfunction
  • Academic impact
  • Neuro-myths
  • Stress and the learning brain
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Brain-based teaching
4. LDs and Cognitive Proficiency 9. The LD Brain
  • Working memory
  • Processing speed
  • Impact on learning
  • The reading brain
  • The writing brain
  • The math brain
  • Interventions to support each
5. Strategies to Support Students with LDs 10. Set-Up for Success
  • General and specific strategies
  • Environment, instruction, and assessment considerations
  • Barriers to success
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Evidence-based practices: what works in education for typical and unique student populations

Course Progression

The course has been broken down into 10 modules. Each module is estimated to take approximately 3 - 4 hours to complete. All modules will be accessible from the date the course opens and progression through the modules occurs sequentially. You can work on each module on your own time and at your own pace for up to three months. Each module offers activities including viewing a Prezi presentation, a brief quiz, additional readings and/or resources and a short assignment or discussion post. An LD expert will be facilitating the course and will interact with students throughout the course. Students will also engage in online discussions with other students. This course is not graded, however, in order to earn a Certificate of Completion, all activities must be completed.

Recommended Participants

Teachers, administrators, educational assistants, and psychologists and counsellors who work with students.

Fees

  • $225 for teachers, administrators and psychologists
  • $125 for educational assistants and university students (must register with university email address).
  • Group rates and private groups are available. A private group can encourage team building, collaboration, and a shared language for staff at the same school. 
    • 5-9 participants: $200/person (a $25/person discount)
    • 10-19 participants: $175/person (a $50/person discount)
    • 20+ participants: $150/person (a $75/person discount)

 

Inside Learning Disabilities provided me with such a rich understanding of LDs and what these students need. While theory is important, I think it is even more helpful to know what to look for and what strategies, accommodations, modifications to implement so that we facilitate rather than impede learning. That’s what this course gave me! — Inside LD for Educators Participant