Professional Development for Educators - Science of Learning
"The current approach to teaching is often disconnected from how students learn and causes too many students to drop-out, struggle, and/or work too hard to do well (Hynes, 2013)." There is a science to how we learn; which is rarely taught to educators. In our PD for Educators, teachers learn how to apply science-based strategies to their teaching.
Learning is a science that must be taught. "The way students think they learn differs greatly from how they learn and as a result they rely on ineffective strategies to learn (Bjork, 2013)." Our courses for adults and high-school students teach how to learn optimally and effectively.
Every learner has a unique cognitive profile, which greatly influences how they learn. The COGx learner profile, which takes about 70 minutes to complete, provides a report that includes a cognitive assessment (developed by the University of Pennsylvania medical school), a metacognitive awareness inventory and a survey. The combination of these allow us to better personalize learning and support each learner adequately.
Learning is a cognitive process. Cognition is malleable. Every learner has a unique cognitive profile. Our individualized programs allow partner organizations to receive training in our proprietary methodology, which targets cognition, develops metacognitive awareness and teaches students to learn effectively.
Memory is synonymous with learning success. Nonetheless, most students go through schooling without ever learning how to encode, store and retrieve information effectively. This program strengthens long-term memory, while teaching memory for mastery to students.