Emotions & Engagement
Learning requires engagement, which is often elusive. In this course, educators will learn what research reveals about the most effective ways for teachers to encourage student motivation and engagement in the classroom.
In addition, educators will learn how to foster the positive emotions and behaviors that increase student engagement, effort, and learning outcomes and gain insight into the interdependencies between cognition, emotion, and behaviors in order to better understand a student’s root causes.
The role of negative and positive emotions in learning will also be explored in this course. Educators will discover tools to help minimize the emotions that hinder learning and maximize those that enable successful learning.
This course consists of ~15 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.
In the majority of classrooms, student engagement decreases with every year of schooling. Yet, student learning requires their engagement and motivation. What do you see as the biggest barrier(s) to motivation for students? What is currently in place in your classroom or at your institution as a whole to support learner engagement and motivation?
Learn what research reveals about the most effective ways for teachers to foster student motivation and engagement in the classroom.
Emotions & Learning
Learn how to foster positive emotions and behaviors that increase student engagement, effort and learning outcomes. Develop a better understanding of the interdependencies between cognition, emotion and behaviors to better understand your students root causes.
In this module we explore the role of negative and positive emotions in learning with tools to minimize those that hinder the process while maximizing those that enable successful learning.
Professional Development on the Science of Learning delivered by top learning scientists online to educators anywhere in the world
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
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.
Steve Joordens Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Department of Psychology
Melanie Hayes Founder of Big Minds Unschool, serving Twice Exceptional (2e) students.
David Bott Leads teacher training in designing, implementing and sustaining individual and whole-school approaches to wellbeing.
Ned Johnson Author & Educator
Asynchronous Course Elements
Synchronous Course Elements
Educators will be able to:
* Summarize the most effective ways to foster student motivation and engagement in their classroom.
* Design an instructional activity to promote student engagement based on their conclusions.
* Identify ways to foster positive emotions and behaviors in the classroom to increase your students’ engagement and learning outcomes.
* Analyze the adverse effects of emotions and misbehaviors on cognition and learning.
PhD Special Education Policy, University of Maryland; Universal Design for Learning. Instructional Design & Teacher Training
Ed.D. Special Education, Johns Hopkins University; MA International Education Development, Columbia University
MPA, Harvard University; MBA, Yale University; Graduate Fellow Cognitive Science, MIT
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 incorporates 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