Full course description
Inside ADHD takes you inside the world of ADHD at school: from facts and diagnoses to co-occurring conditions and strategies for students, teachers, and learning environment. It has been designed for professionals who work with students to help build your understanding of ADHD in order to increase student success and your success as a professional.
- Week 1: Introduction to ADHD
- Week 2: ADHD Diagnosis
- Week 3: The relationship between ADHD and executive functioning
- Week 4: The relationship between ADHD and cognitive proficiency
- Week 5: ADHD Impact on Social and Emotional Functioning
- Week 6: ADHD and Associated Disorders
- Week 7: The Brain - Learning and ADHD
- Week 8: Strategies to Support Cognitive Functioning
- Week 9: Strategies to Support Social and Behavioural Functioning
- Week 10: Setting everyone up for success (e.g., transitions, planning, etc.)
Accessing the Course
You will be using the Canvas online learning platform for this course. Access to the course in Canvas will be enabled on March 4 and disabled on May 31 at 11:59 PM. Modules will open on a weekly basis and will remain open until the conclusion of the course.
All course content will be accessible using your Canvas login. While the content should be accessible on an IPad, we have had feedback indicating accessibility issues with this. If you find you are having difficulties, try using a PC or laptop.
I encourage you to explore our "classroom" by clicking on the links on the left side. A quick overview of the menu items you will use most often:
Syllabus (this page): a break-down of the course including content, progression, activities, etc.
Home: will take you to the modules where you will complete all course content.
Discussions: you will jump immediately to the Discussion Board to access content there.
Announcements: I will use this when an announcement needs to be made to the entire group. You will receive an email notifying you of any new announcements.
People: will provide a list of all registered participants in the course. You can message one another through Canvas there.
This course is not graded; however, in order to earn a Certificate of Completion, all activities must be completed. The course has been broken down into 10 modules. Each module should take approximately 2 to 3 hours (on average) to complete.
You can work on each module on your own time and at your own pace, provided all activities are completed by the course completion date. Progression through the course will occur in a sequential manner. In order to move onto the next activity in the module, you will either:
- Click "MARK AS DONE" (top right of the screen)
- Click "NEXT" (bottom right of the screen)
Check Point Quizzes: The quizzes will assess comprehension of the content from the Prezi for each module. The quizzes will be automatically graded within the course platform, and participants must earn an 80% (8/10) or higher to move on to the next section of the course.
Discussion Posts: The discussions will require participants to post an initial response and reply to one classmate's post of your choosing. NOTE: it is recommended that you type your discussion board post in a Word document and then copy and paste it into the online discussion board. It is possible to lose work if the course "times out" while typing a post online, and you may lose your work.
Written Reflection: This final 400-word reflection requires participants to reflect on the course content and its future application.
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