Incorporating Learning Styles Throughout the Learning Process

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Introduction to the Course

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This course is designed to teach educators how to better understand and implement strategies relating to learning styles. Although there is mixed research in regard to learning styles and their benefits, the overall idea of differentiating lessons and assessments to better serve students is well supported. The focus on learning styles in this course was chosen to help educators more clearly see and tune into student's individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. The primary focus will be for students of elementary school age, but the principles can be adapted to fit any age group.

This course has 3 units, each building off the one before it:

  • What are learning styles? How are they identified?
  • Implementing the use of Learning Styles within the classroom
  • Continuing differentiation after the initial lesson


At the end of this course, learners will be asked to adapt a lesson plan and adjoining assessment incorporating the strategies discussed throughout.

Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to do the following at the end of this mini-course:

  • Define and identify the 4 main types of learning styles
  • Identify and analyze strategies for differentiation to support learners with regard to individual learning styles
  • Adapt multimodal supports to differentiate learning for multiple learning styles in tandem
  • Adapt a lesson plan with accompanying assessment that meets the needs of multiple learning styles

Unit 1: What are learning styles? How are they identified?

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Lesson 1: How many learning styles are there?
Lesson 2: How do you identify the different learning styles?
Lesson 3: Why is multimodal teaching important?
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Unit 2: Implementing the use of Learning Styles within the classroom

Lesson 1: Individual supports for specific learning styles
Lesson 2: Adapting common supports to better meet students needs
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Unit 3: Continuing differentiation after the initial lesson

Lesson 1: How to design an assessment
Lesson 2: Multi-Answer Type Assessments
Lesson 3: Matching Assessments to Expectations
Lesson 4: Simplified Grading with Multiple Answer Types
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