As an educator at the school, district, or department level, you strive to help all students reach their full learning potential...
During this module, you’ll play an active role in helping students to achieve success with the prescribed curriculum. Despite their intelligence and many strengths and interests, you’ll see that they still struggle with curriculum outcomes. As you collaborate with the educators in their school, you’ll engage with articles, videos, simulations, and other interactive activities-- developing a more precise understanding of the key characteristics of learning disabilities along the way.
You and your virtual colleagues will then use this knowledge to guide your selection of interventions to support your struggling learners. And, unfortunately, as is the case in the real world of your classroom, there is no omniscient narrator poised to sagely tell you how best to help your students. You and your virtual colleagues will experience the outcomes of your choices and then draw your own conclusions. No worries though. In scenario-based learning, mistakes are seen as learning opportunities. As Neils Bohr said, “An expert is someone who has made all of the mistakes that can be made in a limited domain” (Clark & Mayer, 2012, Chapter 1, Learning from Mistakes, para. 1). If, upon reflection, you and your colleagues determine that you have chosen a less-than-optimal path, you can correct your mistake by selecting a different course of action to help put your struggling students back on the path to success.
Try the interactive Demo version to experience how Supporting Students With Specific Learning Disorder can help you and your colleagues to support the students in your school, district, and province who are capable of learning-- and whose "differently wired" (Armstrong, 2012) brains equip them with strengths that can be leveraged to overcome obstacles to learning and to learn in different ways.
Armstrong, T. (2012, October). First, discover their strengths. Educational Leadership. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-
Clark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. (2012). Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-based guidelines for online workforce learning [Kindle version]. Retrieved from Amazon.ca
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