Educator recognizes the impact of working memory on student learning and can identify strategies that help or hinder working memory in students.
Demonstrate Understanding of Working Memory is the first micro-credential in the Learning Differences stack.
The full Learning Differences stack includes six micro-credentials:
Working memory refers to one’s ability to consume, retain, and then use information. Some people have an innate ability to store vast amounts of information; others need more bite-sized chunks. Too often, difficulties with working memory are misinterpreted as a lack of understanding of the content. Thus, developing and supporting students’ working memory is imperative.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a “Yes” for Parts 1 and 2. Through any of a variety of methods (written, scanned, audio, video, and/or multimedia), educator demonstrates an understanding of what working memory is and how it influences learning. You must also effectively reflect on how working memory applies to your instruction.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please provide an insightful reflection that demonstrates your understanding of both the impacts of working memory on learning and the teaching strategies that may support or hinder learners with various working memory abilities. Please submit one or more artifacts (such as links to writing, scanned documents, images, video, audio, or other media) as your reflection.
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