New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - and you - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same.  But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently.
  In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum.
  Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles.


Individual Courses

Generational Learning Styles

Explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation responds to their unique “cohort experience." You will acquire the skills and information needed to help people in various generations, including a special emphasis to help you facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more.

Students with ASD

Today, every school and every workplace in North America has students and workers who have been diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological difference on the autism spectrum. It is important for every teacher and trainer to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with ASD students. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, counselors, and faculty in higher education, but is also relevant for trainers in the workplace.


Gender in the Classroom

Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls and women learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping females learn more, and the 5 tips to help them succeed more. Then discover how boys and men learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping males learn more, and the 5 tips to help males succeed more in the classroom.  Get info about research not available anywhere else.

Question MarkAbout 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. 

GearsHow 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.

CalendarParticipate 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.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

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.

DiscussionDiscussion

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 day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):

Gender in the Classroom
March 5 - 30, 2018

Generational Learning Styles
November 6 - December 1
April 2 - 27, 2018

Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
March 5 - 30, 2018

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$395.00 USD
$395 USD

Avg. hours 48, 4.8 CEUs/ILUs


About Your Instructors

Kassia Dellabough has over thirty years of teaching experience ranging from Montessori pre-school to teaching as artist-in-residence in elementary and high school settings. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and currently holds a Senior Instructor position at the University of Oregon. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and on-line. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach on-line at the university in 1997 and serves as mentor for faculty across campus for on-line teaching.
Dellabough has worked as a career counselor with pre-service teachers on career preparation and developed a long-standing annual Career Explorations event focused on linking student teachers with school administrators for mentoring and career guidance.  She has assisted students with the preparation of teaching portfolios for the national standards. She is a Qualified Meyers-Briggs Assessment Administrator, has a Neurolinguistic Practitioner Certification, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator certified by the GCDF Council for Credentialing & Education. Dellabough has written on the subject of generational learning styles, does speaking all over the United States and Canada on the subject, and is LERN’s lead presenter for a four day intensive training institute for professionals on the subject.  She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation focus is on how an undergraduate arts curriculum facilitates cultural proficiency. She considers generational differences as one important facet of diversity.




Julie Coates is an experienced researcher, teacher and trainer in the area of students with ASD. She teaches courses at the graduate level in adult and higher education for the University of South Dakota, does seminars, training and online courses for K-12 teachers, and has experience teaching in an elementary school. Coates wrote the pioneering book Generational Learning Styles. She authored a chapter on students with ASD as co-author of the new book, The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.

William A. Draves designs, presents, plans and markets webinars for a national association. He plans about 20 webinars a year. He presents an average of 10 webinars a year, and has presented webinars for audiences as large as 350 people, done a webinar for participants in Russia, and has done video webinars. Draves has written about presenting webinars, trains other webinar presenters, and written about planning and marketing virtual meetings.

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