The Science of Learning

Free Online Course
MOOC-The Science of Learning What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Learn Online

The Science of Learning - What Every Teacher Needs to Know is a free MOOC (massive online open course) provides a self-paced opportunity to examine common misconceptions and misunderstandings about learning that can prevent students from learning at their fullest capacity. Participants will explore the practical implications of cognitive science for classroom teaching and learn techniques that can positively impact student learning and motivation.

The MOOC is offered through EdX and the White House ConnectEd initiative and was created by Teachers College Professors Pearl Rock Kane and Kevin Mattingly in partnership with Columbia University's Center for Teaching and Learning.  Participants can elect to receive a certificate of completion issued by EdX. 

Learn more and enroll today.

Learn In-Person

You are also invited to join us May 4-5 at Teachers College, Columbia University for a two-day workshop to build on what you’ve learned in The Science of Learning: What Every Teacher Should Know and help you create practical plans to make your teaching practice more effective.  

The workshop format will include brief lectures, small and whole group discussions, individual reflection and research and time to design and/or redesign lesson plans. We will provide a wealth of resources to deepen your understanding and opportunities to stay current with new developments in cognitive science.

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