Online PD : Mastering Memory

Online PD

Teach for Mastery

2 weeks

~ 4 hour/week

Next Cohort:

July 11, 2022

Synchronous + Asynchronous
Price: $150


Scientists have learned more about the brain in the last 10 years than in all previous centuries. Some of the research findings support ways we teach and learn instinctively, and others are quite surprising! For example, focusing on pulling information out of the brain is an effective method to store information long term. Furthermore, we actually want students to forget a little bit before revisiting the material again. This program fills a common gap in teacher training, how do people learn? Gain a toolbox of strategies that will ensure your students remember what you teach them well beyond their time in your classroom.

Note: COGx is able to provide credits that qualify for the education departments in most states and are accepted by most districts. You may wish to check whether your state’s Department of Education requires a special approved provider status.

Program at a glance


What you will learn:

The architecture of human memory and its importance to learning success. How to organize units and lessons to ensure students won’t forget what you’ve taught. Commonly held illusions, misbeliefs, and memory myths that inhibit learning. 8 evidence-based memory techniques that help students encode information. 4 evidence-based retrieval strategies that foster deeper learning and mastery. Classroom strategies for integrating retrieval strategies into curriculum and lesson plans. Teaching strategies and methods to help students recall information including activation of prior knowledge and retrieval practice.


How you will learn:

18 Video micro-lessons from experts 9 Group Discussion Invitations 13 Visuals and Graphic Organizers 5 Classroom Application Guides 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 & Complimentary Workshop

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.

Elizabeth Bjork

Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCLA

Peling Li

Curriculum Designer & Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University

Robert Bjork

Professor of Psychology, University of California

Jarrett Lovelett

PhD Candidate University of California San Diego

Javier Arguello
Javier Arguello

Founder & Executive Director, COGx

Weekly Complementary Workshop with Blake Harvard

During the program, educators have the opportunity to apply academic research to their specific student population and subject matter during live, virtual workshop sessions led by Blake Harvard. Blake Harvard is a COGx Lead educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. He currently teaches AP Psychology at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama. Blake is the creator of The Effortful Educator, an online blog that discusses and highlights articles and research in the area of cognitive psychology that can easily be applied in the classroom. The Effortful Educator Twitter platform is a remarkable community of 12k educators interacting and sharing practical applications of evidence-based learning strategies.

Workshop Schedule

July 14th, 2022
Teach for Mastery – Encoding
1:45-2:30 EST
July 21th, 2022
Teach for Mastery – Retrieval
12:30-1:30 EST

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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