Online PD : Introduction to the Science of Learning

Online PD

Introduction to the Science of Teaching


~ 7 hours

Next Cohort



Synchronous + Asynchronous


It seems like all industries are focused on using research to support practice, and education is one of them. Join the humming community of research-informed educators around the world and elevate your teaching. This program provides an overview of the Science of Learning including evidence-based teaching practices and strategies. Hone your teaching practice by learning proven techniques and ensure students leave your classroom prepared for the ever-changing job landscape.

Program Details


What you will learn:

What the science of learning is and why it is at the forefront of educators minds How learning science complements and supports your school's strategic plan and improves learning outcomes  How to interpret and apply the findings from research to your students  How people learn and don’t learn, including widely accepted myths around learning How to teach so that students can apply their understanding beyond the classroom What neuroplasticity and metacognition are How structure multimedia effectively to maximize learning and avoid common pitfalls


How you will learn:

Live Webinar (recording available) 8 Video micro-lessons from experts Group Discussions 3 Visuals and Graphic Organizers 2 Application Guides (one-page guides of classroom strategies/techniques) Ongoing self-checks and application of concepts Direct access to your Program Leader Opportunities to give and receive feedback from your peers Teaching practice reflection

Translating & Applying The Science of Learning:

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.

Robert Bjork

Professor of Psychology, UCLA

Elizabeth Bjork

Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCLA

Linda Darling Hammond

Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Javier Arguello
Javier Arguello

Founder & Executive Director, COGx

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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