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Capella Online Professional Development Course

Implementing Adaptive Learning
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Implementing Adaptive Learning

Meet the diverse learning needs of all students, including those with disabilities, English-language learners, or gifted and talented students. Learn new adaptive learning techniques using devices and digital tools to meet the needs of all of your students. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


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Diversity and adaptation concerns affect every classroom. In this course you will create a vetted list of strategies to adapt to the needs your disabled students, your ELL students, and your gifted and talented students to use now and in the future.   

During this course you will build

  • A vetted resource of current adaptive instructional techniques
  • A list of ideas and technology tools for increasing adaptive learning in your classroom
  • A reflection about implementing adaptive learning in your classroom 


8 Student Reviews
by Jeff I. on July 14, 2017
This was my fourth class with Sophia, and my favorite yet. I particularly appreciated the information on helping gifted students who I feel are not being challenged enough in our school system.
by Tonya M. on June 27, 2017
I enjoyed the class and will continue to implement practices in the future. Very nice instructional material. Thank you.
by Kristen C. on June 20, 2017
You can go at your own pace and you can go back and review if need be to understand the information correctly. Information is relevant to what I am using in the classroom. I do wish it had included more detailed examples of what kind of LMS programs were available. I would like to have seen real world applications in the classroom being used with a specific program discussed in detail. I did like the introduction to the Goalbook App.
by Deborah U. on September 28, 2016
It was easy to access at the end of the school day. I learned that I have more to learn about the different styles of teaching.
by Sarah C. on June 21, 2016
I found this course very informative, but I didn't particularly care for the format. I would have liked to have been presented with all the available tutorials in the Dashboard rather than only through the challenges to which they applied. Also, some of the wording of the challenges came verbatim from only one tutorial, and because I chose to watch the other, I sometimes got the answer wrong until I watched both. I would address these issues for future students, but otherwise, I appreciate the information that I learned.
Sophia replied on June 22, 2016

Hi Sarah, Thanks for your feedback on the course format. For each Unit, there is a "Study Guide" you can access from the course dashboard. This Study Guide contains all the tutorials for the entire unit, organized in a simple and readily accessible format. Many course-takers prefer to view the tutorials as aligned with each individual Challenge question, and others prefer to access them from the Study Guide. Try that option in your next free Professional Development course and see if that improves your experience. Thank you!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Melissa D. on May 14, 2016
I liked that the course wasn't isn't about how to use my iPad. It is about understanding why and when digital tools can help me to engage and support my students better.
by Beth M. on May 21, 2016
It is directly applicable to me and my classroom. I am building artifacts that I will continue to use with my students well after I finish the course.
by Carrie F. on May 3, 2016
I really like that the course makes me accountable for my own learning. I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues but it is nice that I don't need to wait for someone else to move on with my learning.