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Learning Differences: Effective Teaching with Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences®
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades K–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6902
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Each of your students brings something unique to the classroom, including distinct learning styles and preferences. Understanding the individual differences of your students, and using that understanding as you design instruction, can help you become more effective in the classroom. This graduate-level course addresses these aspects of student diversity, and offers practical strategies that allow you to enhance each student’s strengths.
- Explore learning styles and multiple intelligences.
- Learn methods for identifying students’ strengths and liabilities as learners.
- Develop instructional activities and assessments that facilitate the learning process for students in all four learning styles.
- Design instruction that draws on all multiple intelligences.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education experts
Jo Gusman, M.A.
Ms. Gusman is a teacher education instructor at California State University, Sacramento, and member of the Multiple Intelligence Institute Advisory Board. As a consultant in the areas of multiple intelligences theory and application, integrated curriculum, whole-brain approaches, second-language acquisition, and education reform, Ms. Gusman works with teachers and school district administrators across the country.
J. Robert Hanson, M.Div., S.T.M., Ed.D.
Dr. Hanson has been involved in education for more than 25 years. He is an internationally known authority on psychological types, learning profiles, and the educational applications of analytical psychology. He is a director and lecturer at the Jung Center of Philadelphia and holds a certificate in analytical psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Dr. Hanson has provided training and consulting services to educators for more than 20 years. He has authored a comprehensive analysis of learning-style models and a series of research monographs, and he has co-authored a three-volume publication entitled Dealing with Diversity.
Sue Teele, Ph.D.
Dr. Teele is the director of the Education Department at the University of California Riverside Extension. She has authored several books and articles on multiple intelligences and developed the “Teele Inventory of Multiple Intelligences” (TIMI). Her latest books include The Multiple Intelligences School: A Place for All Students to Succeed and Rainbows of Intelligence: Exploring How Students Learn. Dr. Teele’s specialized research focuses on multiple intelligences applications for the K–12 classroom, as well as implementation and appropriate assessment procedures.
Sue Teele has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you.:
- Textbook: So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences, by Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong, and Matthew J. Perini
- DVD: Learning Differences: Effective Teaching with Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
(For online format, the DVD is provied as backup to streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive the following.*:
- Study guide: Learning Differences: Effective Teaching with Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
- Classroom materials: Learning Style/Multiple Intelligences Checklist, by Harvey F. Silver and J. Robert Hanson; and Teaching Style Inventory, by Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong, and Matthew J. Perini
- Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor's degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (Print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (Online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher
Note: If you are using a Macintosh®, please be sure to download Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6. It’s free, and the download should take only a few minutes at http://www.mozilla.org/.
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