SoL: Mastering Memory

SoL: Mastering Memory

Sophisticated learners are intellectually curious, confident, and self-directed learners—and are developed in the classroom. In this program, educators learn how to cultivate their students into self-directed learners by studying the key aspects of the functional architecture of human learning, mastering effective strategies and techniques for learning, and understanding how students can self-monitor and control their own learning.

An important prerequisite to becoming a sophisticated learner is mastering one’s memory. Memory is synonymous with learning and is greatly malleable. Students rely on their ability to encode and retrieve information to learn what is taught in school. Despite compelling research supporting the efficacy of techniques and strategies to enhance a student’s ability to learn, those are widely unknown to them. Instead, students tend to rely on ineffective practices.

Educators will learn to develop sophisticated learners and master proven techniques to facilitate the encoding of learned information, as well as strategies for retrieval of that information, in this three-module program.

Program Modules

This program consists of ~15 hours of self-led asynchronous e-learning, which are complemented with live synchronous office hours to support learners. Learners maintain a pace appropriate for their organization in order to be in sync with each other to promote meaningful peer discussion and collaboration and to benefit from scheduled office hours and webinars.

01. Developing Sophisticated Learners

Students become sophisticated learners when we teach them in a way that fosters learning while developing their ability to learn independently. Learn the core tenets of a sophisticated learner and how to design your lessons to ensure students learn optimally.

06. Teach for Mastery I (Encoding Techniques)

Studies show students rely on ineffective strategies to learn resulting in superficial learning. Learn how to foster your student’s ability to acquire knowledge using proven techniques that facilitate the encoding of new information.

07. Teach for Mastery II (Retrieval Strategies)

Traditional instruction is focused on getting information into students’ brains. Compelling research reveals that pulling information out of the brain enhances learning. Learn how to incorporate retrieval practice into your teaching.

Professional Development On The Science Of Learning Delivered By Top Learning Scientists Online To Educators Anywhere In The World

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Guest Lecturers

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

Asynchronous Program 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 program 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 program.

Professional Learning Community

During the program, 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

Program alumni join an online platform to obtain and share resources and guidance for ongoing application of concepts taught.

Synchronous Program 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 program facilitators.


Live webinars are hosted by program facilitators and/or guest lecturers.

Synchronous Program Elements

• Construct a framework that illustrates successful, self-directed learner skills and behaviors. • Summarize the scientific principles of effective multimedia learning and modify their teaching accordingly. • Understand the architecture of long-term memory, how it is connected to learning and how it can be enhanced. • Teach techniques and strategies to students so they can encode and retrieve information. • Integrate classroom-based tactics into lessons to improve student learning and test-taking performance.

Program Facilitators

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