Course Description

In this course, you will explore creating a classroom and school environment that understands and supports the developing adolescent student. The course text, The Power of the Adolescent Brain by Thomas Armstrong approaches thips important topic from a strengths-based perspective. You will leave this course with a deep understanding of the adolescent brain, how it develops and impacts learning, as well as brain friendly teaching strategies you can implement right away.

Grades 6-12

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will understand:

  • How the developing adolescent brain impacts learning
  • Strategies for supporting the adolescent learner using brain friendly learning strategies
  • The impact of neuroplasticity on learning
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Section Title
Adolescent Brains: Understanding and Teaching Teens
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must Be Purchased Separately:

The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students by Thomas Armstrong, ASCD, 2016, ISBN-10: ‎1416621873, ISBN-13: ‎978-1416621874

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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