Online PD : Cognitive Diversity
Address Cognitive Diversity
Program at a glance
Founder of Big Minds Unschool, Expert in Twice Exceptional Teaching
Founder of NoticeAbility, Expert in Dyslexia
Curriculum Designer, Adjunct Faculty Johns Hopkins University
Director of Special Education at Urban Teachers/Johns Hopkins University
What Educators Are Saying
From my perspective, one of the main benefits of adjusting a lesson plan using the COGx Models of Thinking is that I can plan and cater to the needs of a diverse student body with a variety of cognitive abilities. I can not only plan differentiated activities in the lesson, but I can also consider twice exceptional students and gifted students and coordinate with my partner (we have co-teachers in English Language and Literature classes) for individual support.
"As a teacher, my focus was always on the learners that need more help with their cognitive and metacognitive skills. My plans and engagements always included those learners. 2e learners, to me, were always the ones that are advanced academically and only needed extra engagements with no particular help. However, this module clarified to me that there may be 2e students that are not demonstrating their advancement in certain fields, just like there are 2e learners that are covering for some disabilities. The knowledge gained in this module will help me more screen my learners. I do realize that I am not a professional screener, however, I am now more knowledgeable about the underlying issues my learners may be facing which, now, I will be able to tackle by using the strategies in this [program]."