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Cognitive Skills Understanding Learning Challenges (1 Graduate Professional Development Credit - University of North Dakota)

Cognitive Skills Understanding Learning Challenges (1 Graduate Professional Development Credit - University of North Dakota)

We all know brain plays a major role in learning, but few are aware of how. In a class where each child differs in his ability to learn, it is essential that educators know how the brain is related to the process of learning, in order to help facilitate student performance. Such knowledge will also give the educator an advantage when faced with the challenge of teaching a child with special needs. Cognitive Skills is a two part integrated course that will equip educators with extensive knowledge about the process of learning.

The first section, Cognitive Skills: Understanding Learning Challenges, will focus on the skills involved in learning and introduce you to various techniques and strategies on identifying a child with learning difficulties and to overcome their challenges. It also provides tips on how to make learning fun, challenging and different.

The second section, Accommodating All Learners, will help you understand more about various learning styles, and how these impact the way a student learns. You will gain knowledge about specific teaching approaches that can be used to reach and teach each learning style. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify learning styles and recognize need for cognitive skill development.
  • Recognize connections between student characteristics and learning tools.
  • Demonstrate understanding of a systemic, practical model to accommodate all learners.

Online semester graduate PD credit courses help teachers complete continuing education requirements.

  • Start ANY Time
  • All ONLINE 24 x 7
  • Regionally Accredited
  • 1 semester Graduate PD Credit Courses
  • A-F Grading
  • No Textbook Needed
  • Includes ALL Content
  • Complete in 4 to 6 Weeks
  • Official Transcript in Approximately 1 Month
    After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.


  • This was an excellent course and was very engaging! I feel excited about using new strategies with my students who have cognitive skills deficits and helping them build these skills.
    Monika S.
  • Appreciated the interactive tests and access to lots of helpful charts for future use lots of practical examples.
    Lynn A.
  • Thank you for a quality online class experience! I look forward to more classes in the future!
    Kelly M.
  • Very satisfied.
    Cheryl P.
  • This course is a great eye opener for me. Thanks for your help.
    DzieDzom T.
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