ASDEC Online Courses - Distance Learning

About ASDEC Online Learning

ASDEC offers online distance learning throughout the year. 

Join educators, administrators and parents from all over the US and overseas participating in ASDEC's online learning community. Benefits of online learning  include:

  • Log into class straight from your laptop or home computer.
  • Work comfortably at your own pace.
  • Take advantage of the ability to connect and work with a vast array of online learners.
  • Conveniently submit assignments electronically.


Upcoming Online Courses

Distance Learning Procedures

    • Participants have access to recorded sessions,
    • Participants may communicate with instructor through online community blog,
    • Participants complete required class assignments.

Requirements

    • A Pentium II or faster computer that can log on to the Internet.
    • An Internet Service Provider (ISP).
    • Valid email address for the participant (all communication occurs via email).
    • Up-to-date browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
    • PC users: most recent version of Flash installed for your browser of choice.
    • Mac users: plan to use the Safari browser or Flash installed for your browser of choice.
    • Audio speakers or headphones plugged into the computer.
    • Access to a printer.

Courses Include

Study Skills and Learning Strategies (Winter)

Instructor:  Dr. Anthony Henley

Course Description: Evidence-based methods to help students improve executive functioning, test-taking skills, and comprehension. Instruction is based primarily on the SKORE method developed by Claire Nissenbaum, a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Founder of ASDEC. Participants will also learn to provide students with an overview of phonics and general study skills. In addition, they will learn how to boost test-taking skills that emphasize understanding directions and identifying key words. 

Study Skills is one of four required courses for Academic Therapy (AT) Certification. Participants may begin their AT training with this course.

Next Class: February 3 - May  12, 2018 with four onsite sessions in our Rockville office.

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Multisensory Math 2 Intensive (Winter)

Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

Course Description

Marilyn Zecher presents the follow-up course to Multisensory Math 1. Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Multisensory Mathematics II applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM). Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills such as multiplication, division and fractions to operations in upper levels of math including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ELL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.


Successul completion of Multisensory Math 1 is required prior to enrolling in Math 2.

Next Class: December 15 to January 26, 2019  With  two online meetings with the instructors.

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Multisensory Math 1 (Fall) SOLD OUT! 

Multisensory Math 1: January 12-March 30, 2019. Registration will open in October.

Instructor: Marilyn Zecher

Course Description: Based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy of teaching, Marilyn Zecher's Multisensory Mathematics I applies the research-based Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach to teaching mathematics as advocated by the National Math Panel and the NCTM. Participants learn to apply this methodology in guiding students from foundation skills and numeracy to place value, operations, fractions and decimals. Participants learn to use manipulatives effectively to reinforce concepts, aid memory and enhance performance for all students. Strategies for helping students learn and retrieve math facts are stressed as well as structured procedures for computational accuracy. This approach is especially effective with students who learn differently, inclusion classes and ESL learners. The approach is effective for initial instruction as well as remedial work at all levels and is compatible with all curricula and programs.

Multisensory Math Distance Course Pacing Guide

  • Expect to invest 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours per week in video viewing, taking notes, practicing with manipulatives, completing an assigned reading and participating in the class blog. 
  • Complete a minimum of 3 full hours of video per week to finish viewing before access closes. 
  • Additionally there are two video conferences of two hours each offered at different times for your convenience.  You must participate in one for the first half of the course content and one for the second half.  Additional office hours and Q&A sessions may be scheduled as per participant requests. Some are scheduled in the evenings, other on the weekends. You choose. If you miss an assigned video conference, there will be one accessible by video that you can watch to make up the content. 
  • Assigned readings can be completed at any time during the course though some are of greater benefit if completed with course sections. They can be completed in two or three segments. There are six which required about 20-30 minutes each to complete. 
  • After the videos have been completed, participants are given two weeks to complete assignments and the take home exam.  The length of time need to devote to the assignments depends on the level of certification desired.  CEU participants - complete all videos, video conferences and three questions from the final exam.  Credit seeking participants complete all readings, the exam, and a lesson plan project which includes a 10 minute video demonstration of proficient teaching. Graduate credit applications, complete an additional university level project in lieu of a research paper. 


Next Class: September 29-December 16, 2018, with  two online meetings with the instructors.r. The schedule for the online sessions will be determined during the first week of class.

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Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center
22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.762.2414
email: questions@asdec.org

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