Online PD: Metacognition & Feedback

Online PD

Metacognition and Feedback


~ 10 hours

Next Cohort



Synchronous + Asynchronous


Educators around the world are prioritizing metacognition and feedback. Metacognition has proven to be one of the most effective teaching interventions for decades. In this program, learn how to establish the foundational skills that enable students to learn independently, effectively and efficiently. Gain techniques and teaching methods that raise student’s awareness of their own learning, monitor their progress, and manage their workload. Do you spend more time giving feedback than your students do while applying your feedback? Do you find yourself frustrated when students don’t apply your recommendations? Uncover time-saving ways to provide feedback that works. Students will leave your classroom equipped with the necessary foundation to become self-directed learners.

Program Details


What you will learn:

What metacognition is and why it is critical to students’ success How to develop and measure your student’s metacognitive skills How to save time and give feedback that works How feedback can boost self esteem, encourage higher-level thinking, and raise metacognitive awareness


How you will learn:

Live Webinar (recording available) 9 Video micro-lessons from experts Group Discussions 8 Visuals and Graphic Organizers 6 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

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

Johns Hopkins University

Robert Bjork

Professor of Psychology, University of California

Steve Joordens

Professor of Psychology,  University of Toronto

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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