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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 Multi-Sensory Learning: Becoming A Creative And Reflective Thinker

Course Description:

Multi-sensory learning techniques can teach students with a variety of learning styles how to become critical and flexible thinkers. These skills are necessary for students to succeed academically and in the workplace. Kinesthetic, visual, cognitive, spatial and verbal techniques of exploring academic subjects teach students how to be creative and innovative learners. In this course, educators will learn how to adapt their lessons to incorporate teaching creative and critical thinking skills while continuing to teach their curriculum. The research-based, classroom-tested techniques learned in this class can be used in math, science, the arts or humanities classes and can be taught to a wide range of ages. An emphasis on appreciative inquiry and strengths-based learning modalities will help students increase their self-confidence in the targeted subject. Educators will develop specific interventions to use in their classrooms based on their own curriculum and materials.


Goals and Objectives

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

  1. Understand the role that imagination and creativity have in the learning process.
  2. Use a variety of multi-sensory approaches (visual, spatial, kinesthetic, cognitive and verbal) to promote learning in the classroom.
  3. Create specific activities to develop students' creative, innovative and reflective thinking skills.
  4. Develop critical thinking skills needed to excel in science, math, the arts and humanities.
  5. Use appreciative-inquiry and strengths-based learning to increase self-confidence.



The required text is:

Brookfield, S. D., James, A. (2014). Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.