Bridge To Mastery

COGx: A Bridge To Mastery

Defining Mastery & Transfer

To develop mastery, students must acquire component skills, practice integrating them, and know when to apply what they have learned.

Aligning Instruction for Mastery

using the Science of Learning

Emotional Well Being

How are students’ emotions and cognition interrelated? Further, how can positive relationships that foster belonging, decrease the effects of stress, and increase wellbeing?

Information Processing

How do students’ attention, processing speed, and working memory function in order to make sense of new information and translate it into actionable next steps? How can educators effectively address these cognitive differences when teaching?


What evidence-based techniques and strategies can students use to encode new information, store it, and retrieve it reliably? How can these be embedded to lesson plans?


What practices support students’ executive function skills and develop their ability to reflect on and monitor their own learning?


How can educators support intrinsic motivation and foster behavioral, emotional and cognitive engagement?


How do effective feedback, formative assessments and deliberate practice create a positive cycle that improves learning for mastery?


Why is transfer a key component of mastery learning? What is the expert blind spot? What strategies explicitly scaffold the process of transfer?

Mastery requires developing our students' ability to learn, our educators' ability to teach based on scientific research, and leaders' to support the adoption of a mastery based curriculum