Learning Differences Overview

What are learning differences?

Every student and every person learns differently - yet our education systems are structured to approach every student similarly. Learning differences refers to the many ways (or constructs) in which individuals’ learning needs vary. Rather than look at these differences as weaknesses, understanding and leveraging each individual student’s learning differences can help teachers meet their needs. These micro-credentials are designed to provide you with support as you target individual students. The micro-credentials are:


Demonstrate Understanding of Working MEmory

Demonstrate Understanding of Working Memory

In this micro-credential you will demonstrate the knowledge you’ve learned about working memory from the resources and in the course and apply it to your practice theoretically.


Demonstrate Understanding of Executive Function

Demonstrate Understanding of Executive Function

In this micro-credential you will demonstrate the knowledge you’ve learned about executive function from the resources and in the course and apply it to your practice theoretically.


Demonstrate Understanding of Motivation

Demonstrate Understanding of Motivation

In this micro-credential you will demonstrate the knowledge you’ve learned about learner motivation from the resources and in the course and apply it to your practice theoretically.


Create a Student-Centered Plan

Build a Student-Centered Plan to Support Learning Differences

In this micro-credential you will leverage data and student input to build a plan to support an individual student.



Apply Student-Centered Strategies

Apply Student-Centered Strategies to Support Learning Differences

In this micro-credential you will implement the student-centered plan you created.



Engage Your Peers

Engage Your Peers in Supporting Students' Learning Differences

In this micro-credential you will share your learning with friends and colleagues in your professional network! This could be in a face-to-face meeting such as a Professional Learning Community or online.


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