As we know, some of the symptoms evidenced by adolescents with ADHD can greatly affect how well they learn, remember, and use subject matter material. However, mounting evidence shows when students are taught specific learning strategies their ability to learn and use subject matter content increases dramatically. Likewise, there are specific instructional routines content teachers can use to help focus attention on critical facts and concepts to enhance student learning.
This workshop will explore the following topics in an interactive way:
a. Why specific learning strategies used by students and instructional routines used by content teachers can foster increased learning for students with ADHD.
b. Examples of what kinds of specific learning strategies have been shown to make a big difference in how students learn, remember, and use new subject matter material. Additionally, the use of learning strategies to learn important social skills will be discussed.
c. Examples of what kinds of routines (called “Content Enhancement Routines”) can be used by content teachers to teach critical content to classrooms of academically diverse students so all students learn that content.
d. How learning strategies should be taught to students so they can be used independently and effectively by students; and, how Content Enhancement Routines should be incorporated into the planning, teaching, and evaluating of the critical subject matter being taught.
Opportunities to think about and apply how these strategies and routines apply to your specific teaching situation will be considered.