Center of Excellence

COGx for K-12 Public School Districts

Center of Excellence Model

Transform Teaching and Learning for Lasting Impact with Comprehensive Support and Accessible Programs

Center of Excellence

Imagine having an in house R&D department distilling decades of research to foster learning success, equity, and science-based approaches to personalization. What if this department brought together the world’s top experts from the science of learning to co-create world class programs that are application ready and evidence base, so your district can reliably bolster student outcomes, while improving teacher recruitment, training and retention? That is our value proposition, but for a fraction of the cost! Our model for serving Public School Districts consists of transferring capacity to you so outcomes can be replicated with fidelity at the lowest cost possible. To achieve this, we offer a comprehensive training program that certifies your faculty members to enroll and scale up programs (for educators, students and school leaders) on your schedule and within your budget. Your district gains exclusive access to our programs and receives ongoing professional development for your educators, enabling them to align their teaching with evidence-based approaches that foster mastery and empower students to become self-directed learners. Your new teachers are trained to thrive in the classroom by mastering the science of learning before teaching, which leads to better onboarding, student outcomes and teacher retention.


Develop internal capacity to deliver training within your district while replicating a standard of excellence.


Collaborate with COGx to contextualize and localize programs while iterating to address your unique needs and opportunities that arise.


Minimize the cost to scale-up within your district by lowering the enrollment cost for all COGx Programs.

Developing Sophisticated Learners for Educators

Educators are far more effective at teaching what they know if they master how students learn. Yet, this formation is rarely included in per-service training or in-service training. Ignoring this does not set up educators or students to succeed. COGx closes this gap with a robust, flexible and proven program offering that can be customized to meet each organization’s needs.

Short Programs for Educators

Derived from Developing Sophisticated Learners, these shorter programs provide greater scheduling flexibility for your educators.

Introduction to the Science of Learning
Processing Information: Foundation to Learning
Develop Executive Function Skills
Teach for Mastery
Metacognition & Feedback
Teach for Belonging & Wellbeing
Distilling the Science of Learning for School Leaders

There is an art and a science to change management. To best support teachers and students in applying the evidence-based instruction through proven programs that distill the science of learning, school leaders benefit from support and coaching. In a mix of online modules and workshops, school leaders gain a high-level understanding of how students learn, the ability to be an effective advocate among stakeholders, and a toolbox of methods to support faculty.

Becoming a Sophisticated Learner for Students

Research reveals that students rely on the least effective strategies to learn. This causes students to work too hard and/or underperform. An education is incomplete if we fail to teach our students how to learn optimally. COGx closes this gap by democratizing the science of learning for students with various versions of the program for middle school through college-level students.

Best in Class Instructional Design

A few of the instructional design elements we use to ensure learning is engaging and active
Priming Activities

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

Video Micro-Lessons

Introductory video lessons are delivered by Program Leaders, while topics within each module are delivered by subject matter experts.

Retrieval Practice

To foster durable, flexible, and enduring learning, we apply retrieval strategies throughout the program, including elaboration, spacing, self-testing, and interleaving.

Classroom Application Guides

Takeaway posters are provided throughout the modules to guide the effective implementation of the concepts covered.

Discussion Boards

Each module ends with a Discussion Forum, which we highly encourage you to participate in with your peers. This is a chance to share ideas, collaborate, and provide and receive valuable peer feedback.

Alumni Practitioner’s Platform

Program alumni (Science of Learning Practitioners) can join an online platform to share resources and strategies for ongoing application of concepts and guidance.

On-Demand Support for Your District

To ensure the best learning experience and outcomes
In-Person PD

We offer customized workshops for your community. Organizations may select the topics of interest, duration, desired date, and format (in-person or virtual)

Application Hours

Online Coaching and collaboration sessions will be held during the program to allow participants to clarify any questions about the program content.

Expert Guidance

Program Leaders are assigned to support your learning journey. They monitor the Program and respond to your questions. You can also contact your Program Leader using the Inbox section in the left-most navigation menu.

Peer-Based Feedback & Reflection

Learners receive and provide peers with anonymized feedback on lesson plan application assignments for deeper learning.

Our Process

Transforming Teaching and Learning


Tailored Strategy

Crafting a bespoke roadmap tailored to your district’s unique needs and objectives.


Internal Capacity

COGx provides comprehensive training to transfer capacity with fidelity to a team within your district, creating internal expertise and operational flexibility.


Launch & Scale

You define when to enroll faculty and students to COGx programs with the ability to provide differentiated support.


Ongoing Support

We maintain a cadre of experts within your organization fully supported by COGx with access to new programs and ongoing training/coaching.

World Renowned Experts on Science of Learning

In Partnership

COGx has been devoted to translating scientific research and evidence-based practice into accessible programs. They are rigorous in their approach and committed to applying research findings and evidence with fidelity. As a result, they are making great strides in changing the status quo in education to one that embraces scientific research on learning.

Professor Robert Bjork
COGx Academic Partner & Professor of Psychology, UCLA; Bjork Learning & Forgetting Lab


Find quick answers to common questions and learn more about our services.
How long does the Educator PD program take?

The complete curriculum for educators is about 45 hours of PD. Educators typically complete it in four months to one school year. We also offer shorter a la carte options, which can be completed in about a month or less each. The administrators program (Distilling the Science of Learning) can be completed in 4 hours of self-led instruction and can be complemented with a synchronous mission-mapping session.

How long does the Student Program take?

The program takes 12-14 hours to complete. Students typically complete it in one semester.

How will progress be measured?

Administrators are provided with an analytics report that includes data on engagement, mastery of concepts and application, and educator reflections and feedback.

How can we continue the momentum?

Program alumni receive resources and strategies for ongoing application and guidance via the Alumni Practitioner’s Platform.

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