General Description

This course will provide teachers with the latest research on Working Memory Theory and its impact on learning for children with deficits in their working memory. The course will not only provide theory but specific intervention practices that can be utilised upon course completion. The course will continue to examine the impact deficits in working memory have on learning and reading and provide intervention practices for utilisation in both the mainstream and learning support environment.

 

Audience

For all teachers involved in assisting children with learning difficulties & disabilities. Includes mainstream teachers & learning support teachers K - 10.

 

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning,

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

1.3.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds:  Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds,

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

1.6.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies to support full participation of students with disability:   Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements,

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals:   Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Working Memory & its impact on learning” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Working Memory & Learning

    • Introduction to Course

    • How Good is Your Working Memory?

  • 2

    What is Working Memory?

    • What is Working Memory?

  • 3

    Working Memory & its Relationship to Learning

    • Working Memory & Learning

    • ADHD and Working Memory (short clip)

  • 4

    Identifying Working Memory Deficits

    • Identifying Working Memory Deficits

    • Checklist for Working Memory Deficits

  • 5

    Strategies for Effective Differentiation

    • Classroom Strategies

  • 6

    Anxiety, Stress & Trauma and Working Memory

    • Anxiety, Stress & Trauma

    • Articles on Anxiety and Academic Performance

  • 7

    Assessment & Reflection

    • Final Revision

    • Conclusion

  • 8

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $990 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.