Working Memory & its impact on learning

Amanda Hicks
Working Memory, Learning & Literacy Specialist
Working Memory & Learning. How do my students learn? Why can't my students remember? Why does it take some students longer to retain what I have taught?
Target Audience
For all teachers involved in assisting children with learning difficulties & disabilities. Includes mainstream teachers & learning support teachers K - 10.
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Learning Areas

General Description

This course will provide teachers with the latest research on Working Memory Theory and its impact on learning for children with deficits in their working memory. The course will not only provide theory but specific intervention practices that can be utilised upon course completion. The course will continue to examine the impact deficits in working memory have on learning and reading and provide intervention practices for utilisation in both the mainstream and learning support environment.

Audience

For all teachers involved in assisting children with learning difficulties & disabilities. Includes mainstream teachers & learning support teachers K – 10.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 lifetime course access


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Teaching Standards
1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2 & 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Working Memory & Learning

2 hours

This presentation will discuss the theory of working memory and its importance to learning across all key learning areas. The presentation will assist teachers in understanding working memory and its relationship to teaching. This course is aimed at Proficient Teachers and will cover standard 1: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2 and Standard 3: 3.1.2. The course will provide the latest on working memory research in order to develop the proficient teacher’s understanding of how students learn, strategies required for differentiation and how to meet the learning needs of all students. Teachers will not only gain specific knowledge but practical strategies that will allow for the standards to be achieved.

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Useful perspective for myself as a school counselor no

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Good quality

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Very interesting! However, I would like more examples which are relevant to high schools.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

The course was relevant to me as it helped my recognise which students in my class may have a working memory deficit and can now assist them more effectively.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Good quality, the content is explicit and useful to use in the classroom

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Good, Relevant to my students who have a mild intellectual disability.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Good quality course. Content although new to me was relevant.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

This course was my first TTA one and it was fantastic! The content was not too wordy and Amanda’s explanations were easy to understand. I feel like I learnt alot and can relate to the content and examples

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

The course content was excellent and very relatable for me as a Special Needs teacher. This course provided very relatable content for classroom teachers and Learning Support teachers who want to better understand and assist students with Working Memory deficits. The information was presented in a very collegial and understanding manner that made it easy to engage with.

Katherine Mavromatis from St Maroun’s College

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Relevant to my teaching area in Special Education

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

This was excellent. The course content was clearly organised and easy to follow.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Very interesting. Simple and helpful. Has helped me

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

It gave me good indicators as to what to look for in my classroom and gave me a feel of the frustrations some students go through who struggle with retaining information.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Content relevant. Logical sequence of presentation of materials.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Excellent, clear and well spoken.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Very interesting course .

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Highly relevant and very practical and helpful.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Course was relevant as I have students with diagnosed deficits in their working memory.

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

the idea of anxiety being increased when students are higher achievers was an interesting point of view and sometimes seemed to be contradicted in the delivery of the text. na

Working Memory & its impact on learning - Amanda Hicks
27/04/2020

Very relevant.


About the team


Amanda Hicks

Creator

Amanda is a highly experienced Educational Consultant & Lecturer on Working Memory and its relationship to learning and reading. Amanda brings to each school and lecture a passion for education and for bridging gaps between research and practical classroom strategies. Not only are her lectures engaging and informative but Amanda is able to make even the most mundane of topics worthy of laughter.
Amanda has recently completed research in Education at the University of Newcastle examining the impact strategy instruction has on children with working memory deficits and reading disabilities. Amanda is dedicated to advocacy and lobbying for change in reading programs in our education system. With over 24 years of experience in education and 100s of lectures to 1000s of teachers across Australia and New Zealand, Amanda is sure to make your PD engaging.