Instructors

Julie Coates



Julie Coates is an experienced researcher, teacher and trainer in the area of students with ASD. She teaches courses at the graduate level in adult and higher education for the University of South Dakota, does seminars, training and online courses for K-12 teachers, and has experience teaching in an elementary school. Coates wrote the pioneering book Generational Learning Styles. She authored a chapter on students with ASD as co-author of the new book, The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.

Julie Coates and William A. Draves

Julie Coates & William A. Draves, Instructors
Julie Coates and William A. Draves have more than ten years experience and expertise in documenting and reporting the research on gender and learning.  They have also added to the literature by publishing their pioneering research into gender and learning.  Coates and Draves keynote national and state education conferences, as well as conducting numerous K-12 teacher in-service seminars for local school districts. Coates and Draves also teach in the adult and higher education graduate program for the University of South Dakota. 

Kassia Dellabough

Kassia Dellabough has over thirty years of teaching experience ranging from Montessori pre-school to teaching as artist-in-residence in elementary and high school settings. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and currently holds a Senior Instructor position at the University of Oregon. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and on-line. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach on-line at the university in 1997 and serves as mentor for faculty across campus for on-line teaching. 
Dellabough has worked as a career counselor with pre-service teachers on career preparation and developed a long-standing annual Career Explorations event focused on linking student teachers with school administrators for mentoring and career guidance.  She has assisted students with the preparation of teaching portfolios for the national standards. She is a Qualified Meyers-Briggs Assessment Administrator, has a Neurolinguistic Practitioner Certification, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator certified by the GCDF Council for Credentialing & Education. Dellabough has written on the subject of generational learning styles, does speaking all over the United States and Canada on the subject, and is LERN’s lead presenter for a four day intensive training institute for professionals on the subject.  She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation focus is on how an undergraduate arts curriculum facilitates cultural proficiency. She considers generational differences as one important facet of diversity.

Course schedule

Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

  • Mar 1 – 26, 2021
  • May 3 – 28, 2021
  • Jul 6 – 30, 2021
  • Oct 4 – 29, 2021


Gender in the Classroom

  • Mar 1 – 26, 2021
  • May 3 – 28, 2021
  • Jul 6 – 30, 2021
  • Oct 4 – 29, 2021


Generational Learning Styles

  • Nov 2 – 27
  • Apr 5 – 30, 2021
  • Jun 7 – Jul 2, 2021
  • Aug 2 – 27, 2021
  • Nov 1 – 26, 2021