Professional Learning

Energize your staff, build leadership, and increase student engagement by participating in events in your region or online. With more than 36,000 institutions in our network, we know schools because we’re in schools. 

Ignite transformational change

Invest in your professional learning

Explore instructional strategies, inform your decision making and refine your practice. Learn more about Cognia IMPACT conferences in this one-minute video.

Choose your topic

Whether your school needs targeted or comprehensive support or simply wants to keep improving, Cognia provides the expertise and perspective to help you extend your team’s capacity to further student success and improve outcomes for all.


Growth mindset is seeing challenges or difficulties as opportunities to improve and learn—based on the idea that your intellect isn’t fixed. A growth mindset starts with leaders’ and teachers’ awareness of their own mindsets, the expectations they have for their learners, and the ways in which they help students develop knowledge and understanding of how their brains work.

Teaching and Learning

Gain a deeper understanding of classroom conditions and teacher practices that inspire students to learn and grow. Equity in education requires putting systems for curriculum, instruction, and assessment in place so that every learner is empowered to succeed.

Continuous Improvement

Inspire and ignite your leadership team to initiate and sustain transformational change. Institutions that adopt a continuous improvement mindset move toward equity and excellence for every learner. Leverage tools and support from Cognia to maximize the use of data and monitor the impact of improvement efforts.


Apply the Cognia STEM Standards and vital research-based best practices to create and sustain superior and equitable STEM programs. By embedding STEM education in your institution’s culture, you ensure that learners build important skills for future college and career readiness.

Comprehensive and Targeted Support

Engage your leadership team in a data-driven, diagnostic improvement planning process. Identify key areas for improvement planning that provide all students with equitable learning opportunities. Leverage Cognia’s support and feedback to engage your team in creating meaningful and sustainable improvement plans. Learn more >

Prepare for Accreditation and Certification

Build collaboration and momentum to optimize your team’s preparation and investment in an engagement review.  Learn about tools and resources that help your teams in K–12, digital learning, early learning, and STEM schools successfully prepare for the engagement review. Learn more >

Canvas Online Learning

Easily access courses on these topics and more, from any location. Graduate credit may be available. Learn more >

Required training for institutions with upcoming engagement reviews starting in school year 2022-23 and beyond:

Engagement Review Training. Register >

From professional learning to student success

Energize your classrooms and expand opportunities for students with these professional learning options.

Workshops, conferences, and online courses

Elevate your practice through group learning events or by participating in an online session—all created by educators, for educators. Graduate credits may be available.

Professional learning networks

Join peers from your area to share success stories and explore topics with immediate relevance to your improvement efforts.

Onsite school visits

Join an engagement review team to get in-depth experience and help prepare your institution for accreditation and school improvement processes.

Through my years in the education field, I have slowly been learning more and more about school improvement. I have attended many conferences and sat in on school reviews. I am happy to state that the Cognia Impact Conference this year was by far the most educational conference I have been at. Attending this conference has given me the clarity I needed, and I left feeling like a weight was lifted off my shoulders!”
Catherine Anderson
Middle School Principal
St. John School District, ND
Cognia has been a pathfinder in our journey for continuous improvement. It taught us, leaders and faculty, how to make meaning out of data and use the results as a streamline that drives our decisions to ensure quality education to our students. Cognia helped us build a healthy and collaborative culture in the school community. Cognia is a story of real inspiration and empowerment.”
Dr. Tayseer Alkhunaizi
Director General
Rand International School
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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