Instructor: Tracie Peterson
Throughout this inquiry-based study, educators will use current research to understand the characteristics and needs of learners with ADD/ADHD. Course participants will apply their learning to help students with ADD/ADHD to become successful, self-reliant, life-long learners and citizens within the classroom, home, and community. Topics examined will include differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, and brain-research. Educators will participate in a professional learning cohort as they pursue this inquiry. The ultimate goal of this course is to help pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students, with ADD/ADHD, to acquire 21st century skills needed for living and working successfully in a global society.
The study will also be informed by the Common Core Standards.
Upon successful completion of this course, educators will demonstrate an understanding of theory and best practices for teaching students with ADD/ADHD. Participants will:
- Understand, interpret, and respond appropriately to the characteristics and needs of learners with ADD/ADHD in K-12 classrooms
- Differentiate instruction to accommodate students’ diverse learning styles
- Prevent and manage behavioral problems in the classroom
- Understand and apply 21st century thinking skills to teach learners with ADD/ADHD
- Apply researched-based “best practices” to teaching
- Apply Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised) to teaching and learning