Northstar Continuing Education

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The cost of the 3 credit course which includes the text book is $385 dollars, and is payable by credit card, just click on the credit card icon. After payment we will send by email, a payment acknowledgment, registration information and the syllabus. The textbook will also be shipped at this time.


All of our continuing education and professional development classes can be completed on your time, at your convenience, whenever you want to study!


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Boys and Girls Learn Differently:Gender and Learning Styles in the Classroom

Course Description:

Educators quickly realize that there are distinct differences in how efficiently boys and girls process and integrate information in the classroom. Supported by the most current brain-based research, educators will learn specific strategies to promote academic excellence in math, science, reading, writing, and behavior management from the preschool setting through high school. Furthermore, in an educational climate where standardized test scores are an important marker of student success, teachers will learn how to teach test-taking skills that are tailored to each student’s learning style.


Goals and Objectives

As a result of participation in this course, students should:

  1. Explore current brain-based research theories and describe the differences between the male and female brain.
  2. Discover a variety of learning styles and how they can determine success or failure in the classroom.
  3. Create the optimal preschool, elementary, middle school and high school learning environment and apply innovative teaching strategies to promote learning among girls and boys.
  4. Learn how bonding, community building, nutrition, discipline methods and aggression play a role in the school environment.
  5. Learn how structural innovations, character education, cooperative and competitive learning can impact the learning potential of girls and boys in the school environment



The required text is:

Gurian, M. (2011). Boys and Girls Learn Differently: A Guide for Teachers and Parents, 10th Anniversary Edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.