Online PD : Cognitive Diversity

Online PD

Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Learners

9 weeks

~ 1 hour/week

Next Cohort:


Synchronous + Asynchronous
Price: $79


As an educator, chances are high that you’ll come across a student who is Dyslexic, Twice-Exceptional, Autistic, or has an emotional and/or behavior disorder or non-verbal learning disability. This is because every student is born with a unique cognitive profile that continues to grow and change as they do. Chances are low that you’ve been formally taught best practices for each learning difference. In this program, you’ll learn how each cognitive challenge manifests in the classroom and what routines and systems you can put into place to help. Conclude the program with clear methods to support students and proven educator strategies that improve students’ classroom experience.

Program at a glance

What you will learn:

  • Signs, teaching strategies, and accommodations for the most common learning differences in classrooms today including Dyslexia, Autism, Twice-Exceptional, Non-verbal Learning Disabilities, and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • What is Universal Design for Learning and how to use it in your lessons
  • How to target and strengthen cognitive skills to improve learning ability

How you will learn:

We Practice What We Teach: Our programs incorporate the scientific principles of human learning into our instructional design. Learning is active, engaging, collaborative, and application-based. Invigorate your lesson planning with science-based tools that will enable your students to master what you teach.

Who you learn from

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.

Melanie Hayes

Founder of Big Minds Unschool, Expert in Twice Exceptional Teaching

Dean Bragonier

Founder of NoticeAbility, Expert in Dyslexia

Peling Li

Curriculum Designer, Adjunct Faculty Johns Hopkins University

Carmen Constantinescu

Director of Special Education at Urban Teachers/Johns Hopkins University

What Educators Are Saying

Research-Informed Instructional Design

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

Video lessons are delivered by 12+ expert educators, and leading researchers experienced in the translation of research on the science of learning into classroom application.

Classroom Application Guides

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

Retrieval Practice

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

Peer-Based Feedback & Reflection

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

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.

COGx Program Leaders

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 for on-demand support.

Application Hour

Under the guidance of the Program Leader, educators apply academic research to their specific student population and subject matter during live, virtual training sessions.

Discussion Boards

Modules include Discussion Forums to share ideas, collaborate, and provide and receive valuable peer feedback. Program Leaders are also constantly available seek clarity or ask a question on any topic throughout the learning journey.

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Online PD: Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Learners

Learn how each cognitive challenge manifests in the classroom and what routines and systems you can put into place to help.