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Cognitive Skills and Differentiation

December 12, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM · Central Time (US & Canada)
By Brains ON! (4.2 stars · 22 reviews )
About This Webinar

The concept of differentiated instruction is intuitively appealing. Each child is unique and each brain learns uniquely. In a sense, all learning is differentiated, by definition, even when instruction isn’t. But many teachers struggle with providing meaningful and effective differentiation in the classroom and there is controversy regarding the value of differentiation and its impact.

Teachers typically differentiate instruction based on students’ interests, students’ goals, students’ readiness to learn something, and other factors. But some of the most important factors that affect the learning process are largely invisible – a students’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Cognitive skills are the mental processes our brains use to take in, comprehend, organize, store and retrieve information. And while some, like attention, working memory and processing speed, have almost become household terms, even those are not well understood by most teachers. This webinar will review the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.

In Agenda
  • The Cognitive Skills Essential for Learning
  • Assessing Cognitive Skills
  • What Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesse Look Like in the Classroom
  • Differentiating Strategies Based on Cognitive Skills
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Betsy Hill is an experienced educator and President of BrainWare Learning Company. She has studied the application of neuroscience to teaching and learning with Dr. Patricia Wolfe and other experts and works with educators, clinicians and...
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Educators, parents, clinicians and others who want to use the latest neuroscience research in practical ways to help their students, children and themselves reach their full potential.
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Betsy Hill
Why teachers don't differentiate (more).
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  • It's very difficult.
    27 votes - 27.84%
  • Students are too different.
    7 votes - 7.22%
  • They are not really sure how.
    44 votes - 45.36%
  • School or district policies get in the way.
    9 votes - 9.28%
  • It doesn't seem fair.
    2 votes - 2.06%
  • Other.
    8 votes - 8.25%
Betsy Hill
Teachers typically differentiate instruction based on ...
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  • Students' learning styles
    27 votes - 21.26%
  • Students' personal interests
    18 votes - 14.17%
  • Students' abiilty level
    36 votes - 28.35%
  • Performance on a formative assessment / learning gaps
    22 votes - 17.32%
  • Output- book report, graphic organizer, oral report, diorama
    20 votes - 15.75%
  • Other
    4 votes - 3.15%
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