“Without the ability to remember definitions, facts, or details, students are stranded at the most basic level of understanding. The COGx methodology gives me the tools to train my students, to strengthen their memory through direct instruction of activities that build visualization, strengthen comprehension as ideas are linked through meaningful connections, and efficiently organize information that can be easily retrieved.”Teacher COGx Partner School

Academic Partners

  • Mariale HardimanMariale Hardiman
    Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Clinical Education at Johns Hopkins University

    Relevant Affiliation:
    Co-founder and Director of the School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative (NEI)

    Area of Expertise:
    Integration of learning science to classroom instruction with a particular emphasis on art integration and long-term retention

    Doctorate of Education, Johns Hopkins University

  • Joshua AronsonJoshua Aronson
    Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

    Relevant Affiliation:
    The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

    Areas of Expertise:
    Social psychology of education; Increasing intelligence, self-control, and social skills; Stereotyping/prejudice; Self-esteem, cognitive dissonance, self-affirmation and learning

    MA and PhD in Social Psychology, Princeton University

  • Steve JoordensSteve Joordens
    Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Department of Psychology

    Relevant Affiliations:
    Director of the Advanced Learning Technology Lab, University of Toronto

    Areas of Expertise:
    Consciousness, Memory, & Attention

    PhD in Psychology, University of Waterloo

  • Robert BjorkRobert Bjork
    Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology

    Relevant Affiliation:
    Learning & Forgetting Lab, UCLA

    Areas of Expertise:
    Human Learning & Memory; Implications of Science of Learning for Instruction

    PhD in Psychology, Stanford University

  • Judy WillisJudy Willis
    Neurologist & Educator

    Relevant Affiliation:
    Hawn Foundation; University of California, Santa Barbara

    Area of Expertise:
    Application of Neuroscience to Teaching and Learning

    MD in Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine; MA in Education, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Elizabeth BjorkElizabeth Bjork
    Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology

    Relevant Affiliation:
    Bjork Learning & Forgetting Lab, UCLA

    Areas of Expertise:
    Human Learning & Memory; Implications of Science of Learning for Instruction

    PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Michigan

Sample PD Modules

Evidence-based principles of teaching and learning to inform how teachers deliver material to students as well as how to explicitly monitor their use by students when studying taught material.

Promote core principles of applied psychology to improve attention, self-regulation, impulse control, and, ultimately academic performance by shaping student mindsets and attitudes toward learning.

Practical application of various memory techniques and their appropriate application across subjects and grade levels with frameworks and exercises for teachers and students.

Classroom and home-based tools for students to enhance their ability to think critically and to improve communication through collaboration.

Develop learners with a robust skill set, capable of: receiving information, assessing what needs to be done, determining an effective plan, and monitoring and controlling one’s own learning

Practical application for the classroom to improve students’ organization and planning, self-monitoring and other components of metacognition, while learning to identify the skills and behaviors that support executive function.

A six-step approach for educators to improve the instruction. These supplement the other learning modules and include the following core areas of teaching:

1. Learning Climate

2. Physical Learning Environment

3. Effective Teaching Design

4. Student Mastery

5. Application

6. Evaluation

Professional Development Workshops for Educators

COGx helps schools better understand and improve the underlying variables that educators depend on to succeed. In partnership with leading academics in the field of cognitive science, neuroscience, applied psychology and education, COGx translates brain science into professional development workshops for educators.

Developing Sophisticated Learners

The 21st century requires students who can think critically, problem solve creatively, communicate effectively and work collaboratively. A successful learner becomes self-directed (sophisticated learner). To foster these skills COGx represents an evidence and science-based technology platform that allows school systems to cost-effectively build 21st century skills.

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Individualized Cognitive Enhancement

Scientific discoveries in neuroscience are transforming our understanding and ability to influence brain function, specifically for how student’s learn. COGx is at the forefront of these discoveries. We offer an evidence-based, proprietary methodology used to remediate and enhance cognitive skills through highly customized interventions delivered in-person.

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The vast amount of scientific literature academia produces to advance our understanding of how humans learn could be distilled and applied to classrooms globally to improve how students learn?


distills the science of learning into practical professional development modules that equip educators and students to be more successful.