Launch into Learning Sciences: How Learning Works

Course Description:

Learning is a complex process that involves your brain, your personal history, your entire body, and your environment. The learning sciences can help us understand how we learn, what we can do to improve learning, and why some instructional strategies work better than others.

Developed as part of ISTE's learning sciences initiative, Course of Mind, this course provides an introduction to the learning sciences for educators and edtech and instructional specialists. The primary intent of the course is to help educators use the learning sciences to make learning more effective, efficient, and inclusive, both with and without educational technology. 
The course begins with an overview of the learning process and then delves into critical aspects of learning such as motivation, depth of processing, instructional material design, formative assessment, and feedback. 

This is a 15-hour, self-paced course with ongoing instructor support.

Course Dates:

Summer 2020 Session: July 6 - August 30
Enrollment period:  Now until July 13* 


Who It's For:

  • Teachers (6-12, any subject)
  • Tech Coaches / Tech Coordinators / Tech Specialists
  • Instructional Technology Coaches
  • Directors of Instructional Technology
  • Any educator seeking to shift teaching practice to align with learning sciences

Course Details:

  • Course Length: 15 hours
  • Cost: $186 Member / $249 Non-member
  • Course Style: Asynchronous with instructor