Mastering Memory

Memory is synonomous with learning and greatly meallable. Students rely on their ability to encode and retrieve information to learn all academic content taught in school. Educators will learn to embed the science of memory and learning into their lesson plans, thus improving the efficacy of their teaching and academic performance of their students. This short PD makes for a powerful combination when students take the course on Mastering Memory for Educators, which complements this PD.

Course Modules

This course consists of ~8 hours of self-led asynchronous e-learning, which are complemented with live synchronous office hours to support learners. Learners are encouraged to maintain a pace of one module per week to be in sync with each other to promote meaningful peer discussion and collaboration and to benefit from scheduled office hours and webinars.


Developing Sophisticated Learners


Successful learners are self-directed learners, which can be taught and developed in the classroom. In this module teachers learn the core tenets of a self-directed learner: understanding key aspects of the functional architecture of human learning; effective strategies and techniques for learning; and how students can self-monitor and control their own learning.

Mastering Memory Part I (Encoding)


Despite the compelling research supporting the efficacy of techniques and strategies to enhance a student’s ability to amass knowledge, these are widely unknown by students. Instead, most students rely on ineffective strategies to learn information which leads to superficial learning at best.

Mastering Memory is comprehensive and divided into two parts. The first module focuses on mastering proven techniques to facilitate the encoding of information learned.

Mastering Memory Part II (Retrieval)


The second module focuses on mastering retrieval strategies, which are powerful tools for enhancing learning. These are even more effective when complemented with the encoding techniques we cover in the first part of Mastering Memory!

Asynchronous Course Elements

Priming Activities

Priming quizzes and open-ended interrogatories are used to get learners thinking about the subject matter they are about to learn..

Micro-Video Lessons
Introductory video lessons are delivered by course facilitators while topics within each module are delivered by  subject matter experts.

Classroom Application Guides
Takeaways Guides to ensure the effective implementation of the concepts covered in the course.

Professional Learning Community
During the course, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, reflect and discuss how to apply concepts taught.

Peer-Based Feedback
Experience breakout groups to receive and provide peers anonymized feedback for deeper learning.

SoL Practitioner’s Platform
Course alumni join an online platform to obtain and share resources and guidance for ongoing application of concepts taught.

Synchronous Course Elements

Small Group Collaboration
As part of fostering application, participants form groups around a topic or a principle and work in teams to develop original application ideas.

Office Hours
Office Hours are held to allow participants to ask questions and learn from each other as well as the course facilitators.

Guest Lecturers

Global experts on human learning provide the scientific base of our content, while course facilitators and subject matter experts translate the science and guide application to your classroom.

Course Facilitators

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Memory & Learning

In partnership with the world’s leading experts, COGx bridges the gap between research from learning sciences and classroom application. Our online PD provides compelling research and insightful application to bolster teaching efficacy and improve your students' ability to learn.

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
Sara Edward -Teacher (Masters in Education, Johns Hopkins U.)

We Practice What We Teach: Professional Development Designed Around the Science of Learning

Our Professional Development (PD) on the Science of Learning democratizes access to decades of research on human learning. It also incoporates the scientific principles of human learning to how deliver the course.

Learning through our PD is active, engaging, collaborative, and application-based. Our course will invigorate your lesson planning with science-based tools that will enable your students to master what you teach.

12 Modules | 12 Weeks | 24 Hours of PD

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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