The Brain and Gender Differences
The brain and learning
The female brain
The male brain
Summary of neurological and hormonal differences
Helping Girls Learn More
How girls learn
Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn
Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM
The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more
Helping Boys Learn More
How boys learn
Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn
Helping boys with language skills
The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more
Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More
Helping girls succeed in the workplace
Helping boys succeed with college
Grading learning and knowledge
Gender neutral grading
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
All courses for K-12 teachers are $145 each, with an optional additional $45 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of Sioux Falls. Print the Graduate Enrollment form to start the credit process.
Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
About Your Instructors
Julie Coates and William A. Draves have more than ten years experience and expertise in documenting and reporting the research on gender and learning. They have also added to the literature by publishing their pioneering research into gender and learning. Coates and Draves keynote national and state education conferences, as well as conducting numerous K-12 teacher in-service seminars for local school districts. Coates and Draves also teach in the adult and higher education graduate program for the University of South Dakota.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will: