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The Learning Differences Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) was the first learning opportunity the PLLC created. It targets classroom teachers but can apply to a wide range of educators including instructional coaches, principals, and even parents of students who may have learning differences. The course introduces the idea of learner variability and then digs in more deeply into three specific ways our learning differs: working memory, executive functioning skills, and learning motivation. Teachers identify one or more students and then build a plan to best meet their learning needs and leverage their strengths. Those who complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion for 25 hours of professional development and will have the opportunity to learn up to 6 micro-credentials!

In addition, the course has an optional coaching track for instructional coaches planning or wishing to bring the learning differences concepts to their teachers. Coaches who complete this component can earn a certificate for an additional 5 hours of professional development.

When: The Learning Differences MOOC-Ed is offered roughly once per year. Sign up for our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss it!