Today, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in the College of Education at NC State University launched a free, online experience specifically for students called Students LEAD (Learn, Explore, & Advocate Differently), in partnership with the Oak Foundation. The course helps students understand their own style of learning. Upon completion of the course, students receive an “Advocacy Plan,” which outlines their strengths and challenges and makes recommendations to consider and is shared with their educators.
The goals of Students LEAD are to have students engage in an interactive, online learning opportunity that supports their ability to:
- understand their own learning and learning differences;
- develop and apply strategies and learn about specific tools to strengthen their own learning and learning differences;
- gain strategies for partnering with educators and parents on ensuring they are receiving the support they need; and
- engage in discussions with other students about learning differences.
To learn more about Students LEAD, visit studentslead.fi.ncsu.edu.