Professional Development for Educators

COGx helps schools better understand and improve the underlying variables that educators depend on to succeed.
COGx is the finest example I've encountered of cutting edge research on learning sciences applied to educational methodology. All educators should be required to learn effective strategies to develop the foundational cognitive skills students need to engage in the critical thinking and creative problem solving that 21st century demands
Teacher with MA in Education from COGx Partner School
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.

SME's & Academic Partners

  • Steve Joordens

    Steve 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

  • Melanie Hayes

    Melanie Hayes

    Founder of Big Minds Unschool, serving Twice Exceptional (2e) students.

    Relevant Affiliation:

    Creating school’s with an emphasis on: a) socio-emotional development that supports both cognitive and creative growth; b) continuously engaging students and teachers in a reciprocal learning process; b) academic work that is inquiry-based, dynamic, and follows student interests

    Areas of Expertise:

    Twenty years of experience teaching, mentoring, coaching, and advocating for 2e children.

    MA Gifted Education PhD in Educational Leadership.

  • 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

  • Dr. Beth Halbert

    Expert on Teenage behavior, engagement and academic performance.

    Relevant Affiliation:
    America’s Teenologist

    Areas of Expertise:
    Teenage Development & Learning

    PsyD in Clinical Psychologist

  • 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

  • Joshua AronsonKristen Segal
    School Psychologist for Loudon County Public Schools in Virginia, United States.

    Areas of Expertise:
    Cognitive & behavioral assessments; mental health; academic and learning interventions; resilience and risk factors; prevention and intervention services; school-wide practices to promote learning

    MA & EdS in School Psychology, Tufts University

  • Joshua AronsonRuba Tabari
    Educational Pychologist

    Areas of Expertise:
    Education and Educational Psychology across the UK and Middle East as well as a experience as a teacher working with inner city youth in London.

    DEdPsych; MSc Ed Psych University College London

  • Joshua AronsonCindy Sandler
    Clinial Psychology

    Areas of Expertise:
    Educational Neuropsychology, therapist and subject matter expert in learning, teaching strategies and childhood development. Member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s ethics committee.

    Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Maryland, US.

PD Modules

Testimonials From Teachers at COGx Partner Schools

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.
A wide range of information on brain function and how understanding brain function can aid teaching and learning. I appreciated having the video lesson as a follow up to the readings.
I really like how the course was set up. I also liked the questions from priming quizzes. The questions cause you to exercise your critical thinking skills. The topic was always great! I learned a lot about how I process information... it literally helped me personally as well as to become a better teacher!
I think the topics of this course should be given as teacher training for all teachers. This was the first time I had had any type of training on how to work with students who may have different roadblocks to attention, working memory and processing speed. This training helped me to understand my students much better

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