Online PD: Executive Function

Online PD

Support Executive Function Skills


~ 7 hours

Next Cohort



Synchronous + Asynchronous


As educators, we know the critical relationship between executive function and learning success well. However, it can be quite challenging to teach executive function. In this program, you’ll learn ways to support all of the students in your classroom before, during, and after learning. Crack the code of executive function and target skill development to unlock your students’ full potential.

Program at a glance


What you will learn:

What skills are considered executive functions Symptoms of executive dysfunction How to reach students who procrastinate and help students who struggle with organization How to teach students how to plan for long term assignments How to develop your student’s ability to self-regulate, self-monitor and stay motivated


How you will learn:

Live Webinar (recording available) 3 Video micro-lessons from experts 4 Visuals and Graphic Organizers Group Discussions 6 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.

Peling Li

Curriculum Designer & Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University

Javier Arguello
Javier Arguello

Founder & Executive Director, COGx

Ned Johnson

Author & Educator

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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