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Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 5/6/2024 - 6/9/2024
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll and once the course is listed on the graduate credit portal.

  • Currently Enrolled: 13 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/10/2024 - 7/14/2024
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll and once the course is listed on the graduate credit portal.

  • Currently Enrolled: 16 of 30

About the Course

Teachers and education professionals will actively and collaboratively participate in an online book study of Temple Grandin’s books, Visual Thinking: The hidden gifts of people who think in pictures, patterns, and abstractions. Participants of this book study will increase their understanding of thinking types as well as consider the perspective of cognition in the neurodiverse population. Throughout this study, Educators will reflect on ways to differentiate instructional practices to embrace and foster the strengths and challenges of various thinking types. Participants will also engage in collaborative discussions and provide reflective journal entries as they discover ways to harness creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills of visual learners in the classroom.

This course is beneficial for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers as well as any other education professionals who work with students or professionals and desire to learn more about human cognition.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain visual learning and other thinking types
  • Analyze visual thinking in respect to students who are neurodiverse including those with Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more.
  • Implement strategies to differentiate instruction, problem solving, and collaboration that considers and supports visual learners.
  • Discover insight into the strengths and challenges of the visual learner and how to use their abilities to enrich classroom learning opportunities and enhance collaboration with other learner types.
  • Grade(s): Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Art/Music Career And Technical Comprehensive Health Dance Drama/Theater Arts English Language Arts English Language Learning Math Music Physical Education Reading,Writing,Communicating Science Social Studies Specialized Service Providers Technology Visual Arts World Languages
  • Teacher Quality Standard(s): QS 2.B QS 2.C

Reviews

Nicolas Babcock
I enjoyed this class. It gave me insight into how to interact with a section of students that are left out of a traditional classroom.
Riana Bichler
Fantastic book, pivotal message and a great facilitator! Highly recommend!
Kristyn Farris
Great class to learn more about visual thinkers.

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