Online PD: Processing Skills

Online PD

Capture Student Attention

9 weeks

~ 1 hour/week

Next Cohort:

October 16 - December 18

Synchronous + Asynchronous
Price: $79


Now more than ever, it is a challenge to grab students’ attention spans. During their school day, students rely heavily on the three-processing skills, attention, processing speed, and working memory. In fact, a weakness in one or more processing skills can impact a student's executive function. Yet, the majority of educators have not received formal training and as a result, misunderstand processing and how it occurs. In this program, you'll learn how to successfully capture your student's attention, adequately address processing speed, and unlock the gateway to learning, working memory. Finish the course with a toolbox of strategies that can be applied to your teaching on Monday.

Program at a glance

What you will learn:

  • How to hold students attention
  • How to avoid information overload 
  • How to teach students who process information slowly or too fast
  • Common and unknown causes of inattention
  • Common causes of impulsivity and how to address it
  • What you can do to decrease your students’ anxiety about learning
  • The science behind processing, including processing speed and working memory

How you will learn:

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

COGx Curriculum Designer, Adjunct Faculty Johns Hopkins University

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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Online PD: Capture Student Attention

Learn how to successfully capture your student's attention, adequately address processing speed, and unlock the gateway to learning, working memory

COGx Partner Benefits

COGx Partners obtain reduced rates and customized programing