ADHD: Teaching and Learning Strategies | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


ADHD: Teaching and Learning Strategies

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Course participants will gain a deep understanding of the impact attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has on the performance of students in the classroom. Research-based instructional strategies and behavior management strategies will be explored, along with methods to improve executive function skills. The implementation of appropriate accommodations, modifications, and interventions will also be highlighted. This course engages participants with meaningful, applicable, and practical activities with a focus on success for students with ADHD.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Identify characteristics of ADHD at various developmental levels.
  2. Design teaching strategies and lessons which include support for students with ADHD to improve learning in the classroom.
  3. Implement accommodations, modifications, and supports in the classroom.
  4. Implement behavioral management strategies to promote positive behaviors and effective classroom management.
  5. Examine research-based treatments and interventions for ADHD to increase student engagement.


By Laura Malpass
Reviewed 9 months ago
Jill Rockwell was very knowledgeable about the subject of ADHD. She was also very timely in grading, offering support, and providing extra resources. I highly recommend this course.

By Peter King
Reviewed 2 years ago
I really liked the projects for the course. Everything covered was something I can use right away in my class.

By Kendra De Paz
Reviewed 2 years ago
I appreciate the discussion that is encouraged in our class.

By Amber McGee
Reviewed 10 months ago
Shelly Fisher is great. She's always ready and willing to help out!

By Nicola Durband
Reviewed 4 months ago
Love the courses. Extremely engaging and relevant to what I do every day.

By Wendy Stacey
Reviewed 4 months ago
This was my first class with The Connecting Link. I was very happy with the format of the class and the instructor. It was a great introduction to your organization as a whole.

By Oliver Smith
Reviewed 2 years ago
I believe Jill is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, helpful and caring about the educational growth opportunities she instructs to help teachers/counselors help students in the classrooms. The research she initiates for reading opportunities are very helpful for educators.

By Wendy Loveless
Reviewed 4 months ago
I think Steve is great. He is funny and engaging. He always gets the class thinking and reflecting on our own practices.

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