Activate the Power of Community

Improve outcomes for all learners

Your school or district’s membership with Cognia connects you to a local and global community of educators who learn, grow, and improve—together. Share in your professional development journey, engage in lively online discussion, and exchange accreditation experiences. As you grow through our network, so do the outcomes for all learners.

Whether you are on a pathway to accreditation or continuous improvement, one annual membership fee offers a host of benefits.

Membership has its benefits

Cognia Learning Community

Professional learning when you want it. Institution leaders and professional staff access online, job-embedded customized learning.

Communities of Practice

Create, join, or lead online groups to engage with educators in your school or any Cognia institution. Build professional networks and discuss topics of your choosing.

24/7 online experience

Launch your personalized Cognia services and communities, Cognia’s digital magazine, stories from featured members, and more, all from a single digital platform.

Personalized support

A local expert working with you to maximize the impact of your membership benefits and tailor solutions to your improvement priorities.

Cognia Improvement Platform

A suite of tools and resources for collaboration and decision making:

  • myJourney dashboard
  • Observations
    • Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool® (eleot®)
    • Teacher Observation Tool
  • Surveys
  • Diagnostics
  • Strategies and the inFocus guide
  • Formative Assessment Content Library
  • Workspace

eleot training course

3 free registrations to gain certification on the eleot—focusing on how students respond to instruction.

Accreditation and STEM certification

Opportunity to earn internationally recognized designations of your institution’s excellence; includes readiness toolkit, resources, and support. Additional fees apply.

Price per school:

U.S. $1,200 | Outside U.S. $2,500 | Early Learning $900

Being an educator is a calling.

Watch this 90-second video to learn more about our member community.

Learn, grow, and improve.

Cognia membership brings together comprehensive resources you need to accelerate improvement.
Cognia has served as a guide to the Somerset network, emphasizing collaboration in order to create a cohesive movement towards continuous school improvement.”
Bernardo Montero, Ed.D.
Somerset Academy Charter Schools (FL)

Pathways to improvement: Membership in action

Membership is the starting point for powerful, aligned, and proven pathways for addressing your institution’s challenges—growing leaders, enhancing teacher effectiveness, improving student achievement, and more. We help you gather data and set improvement goals in a research-based framework.

  • Activate free access for all your professional staff members to the Cognia Learning Community to inspire and personalize their professional learning and connect with peers
  • Pursue accreditation and certification, implementing processes that will support and sustain ongoing improvement
  • Start with improvement-focused tools and resources on the Cognia Improvement Platform for consistent data gathering that cultivates informed decision making
  • Implement the Teacher Observation Tool to gather consistent feedback and help teachers improve their practice

More ways to help your continuous improvement

No two schools are alike, and your institution’s membership reflects your unique needs. At your convenience, a dedicated regional specialist can help customize solutions that focus on these needs. For an additional fee, personalize your membership with:

Leadership Improvement

Access resources and a community of like-minded peers who understand and can provide support through daily, often time-sensitive, challenges.

Strategic Thinking and Planning

Move beyond compliance-based planning and gain skills to better lead strategic initiatives.

School Turnaround

Conduct an intensive evaluation that pinpoints the root causes of underperformance and develop a strategic action plan that helps drive school improvement.


Large-scale system-wide assessment solutions, formative and interim curriculum-aligned assessments, and assessment review services.

Of all the partnerships we have, Cognia is one of our most valuable and important partnerships. If we need anything, we can reach out and the response is just phenomenal.”
Kirsten Baesler
State Superintendent
Department of Public Instruction (ND)
AdvancED [Cognia] not only offered our school a chance to grow and offer a great academic culture, but also helped us create deeper relationships with our students.”
Maria Lourdes Mendoza
Head of Institution
Escuela Maternal Internacional (San Juan, PR)
Until the data exposed the academic differences, bias and equity were not part of the conversation. Before we analyzed actual data, the achievement gap was suspected but not widely accepted as actual. After reflection and review, it became apparent that bias, sensitivity, and equity needed to become part of the discussion. School improvement teams and district improvement teams now write, vocalize, and follow through on actions that are intentionally aligned to closing the achievement gap.”
Nick Baughman, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent
Yorkville School District 115 (IL)
It’s not for compliance, but for monitoring and identifying the supports schools need and how that transitions to the work we do at the district level.”
Phil Valdez
Deputy Superintendent
Farmington Municipal Schools (NM)
Cognia is more than a partner in our journey for continuous improvement, because they anticipate our needs as a district and as educators while also being open to innovation and creating solutions for our staff and students. We would not have had the success and growth we’ve had this year without the support from Cognia and the ND Department of Public Instruction.”
Kari Schneider
Curriculum Director
Killdeer Public School District #16 (ND)
Cognia has served as a guide to the Somerset network, emphasizing collaboration in order to create a cohesive movement towards continuous school improvement.”
Bernardo Montero, Ed.D.
Somerset Academy Charter Schools (FL)

Speak with your local Cognia expert to learn about becoming a member.