CV header imgPrepare your school for the new senior system WITH MIGHTY MINDS' COGNITIVE SKILLS SOLUTIONS

The 75 Cognitive Skills are the foundation of all assessment. Understanding the Cognitive Skills will be vital to student success. Consequently, we have deconstructed each Cognitive Skill and produced an effective guide on how to teach each stage of the Cognitive Thinking levels in relation to that specific skill.

We can provide highly beneficial professional development for your teachers on how to embed Cognitive Skills into their lesson plans. Furthermore, we have produced a poster for each Cognitive Skill that can be displayed throughout your school to inspire student understanding. Additionally, we have available in-depth lessons to teach students these crucial skills.

Mighty Minds Subscriptions

Mighty Minds offers a fully integrated learning system that includes Cognitive Skills (posters, lessons, weekly activities and tracking system), consolidation of English, Mathematics, Science and Writing skills and NAPLAN preparation.

Mighty Minds Subscriptions are the perfect low-cost way to integrate fundamental skills and cognitive thinking into everyday teaching. Our ability to track student performance and target areas of concern facilitates personalised learning and student improvement.

Cognitive and Fundamental Skills

SPECIAL OFFER

Receive a FREE Fundamental Skills Compendium with every 50 subscriptions.

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Includes a copy of our Success Companion for all subscribed students.

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Cognitive Skills

  • 75 hour-long Cognitive Skills lessons
  • 350+ Cognitive Skills activities
  • 150 exam-style questions
  • Access to Mighty Minds Cognitive Skills real-world applications, suggested problem-solving steps and world-first proficiency scales that ensure efficiency of learning
  • Individual, class, and cohort tracking system
  • Weekly tasks aligned to your school’s curriculum plan
  • Self-, peer-, teacher- and Mighty Minds marking options
  • Ability to request additional junior Cognitive Skills activities

Fundamental Skills

  • Focus Element Assessment – unlimited access to 30 000 questions and detailed theory in English, Maths and Science, aligned directly with the Australian Curriculum
  • Diagnostic testing – a valuable insight into students’ strengths and areas of concern, with detailed reporting, personalised feedback and revision questions to drive student improvement
  • NAPLAN equivalent testing – access to all of Mighty Minds NAPLAN equivalent tests for language conventions, reading, numeracy and writing1, based on the most recent NAPLAN test
  • Automated weekly tasks – weekly tasks aligned directly to your school’s unique curriculum plan for English, Maths and Science. No program changes are required. We monitor your data for free.
  • Self-paced personalised learning – interactive platform allowing students to learn at their own pace. Students can earn points, unlock avatars and compete with their peers on the leaderboard.

Or purchase separately

Cognitive Skills

Fundamental Skills

With the purchase of our subscription service you will additionally receive:

*Prices shown per student (ex-gst) per term for entire Year 7–9 cohort for full school year (or remainder of current school year).

1 The Writing Task is not marked by Mighty Minds markers. The portal provides teachers with marking schemes and sample scripts to assist with the marking process and ensure consistency across student results. Please note that offline tests are not included.

 

Cognitive Skills Solutions 

PTS CV Book

PTS: Cognitive Skills Workbook

328 pages with over 200 activities, including information on the best techniques to teach each of the 75 Cognitive Verbs.


Success Companion

Success Companion

The Success Companion addresses the 75 Cognitive Skills, effective learning methods, problem-solving techniques and fundamental literacy, numeracy and science skills.


CS Lessons

Lessons

To assist students with the transition to the assessment style of the new system, we have developed tailored lessons that focus on each Cognitive Skills. Designed to take approximately 60 minutes to complete, each lesson introduces students to one Cognitive Skill and provides them with the opportunity to practise it through a range of questions in different subject areas.

Included for every question in the lesson is:

  • A marking scheme
  • An example response for each level of proficiency
  • A model response for the highest level of proficiency

These features have been included to assist students in assessing their work and the work of their peers. Thanks to the unique teaching method designed by Mighty Minds, the proficiency levels in the marking schemes allow students to identify exactly what they need to do to reach the next highest level of proficiency for each skill.


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Posters 

Our Cognitive Skills posters clearly and concisely explain how students should approach assessment tasks that are based on a Cognitive Skills. Every poster includes a student-friendly definition of the skill, real-world applications that demonstrate how the skill applies to everyday life, a step-by-step process of how to answer questions that use the skill and a proficiency scale to measure student understanding. Students can use the posters to easily identify what is required in their responses to reach higher cognitive understanding and improve the quality of their work. These posters are an excellent classroom resource for students and teachers to refer to when they encounter a question or task involving a Cognitive Skill.

Cognitive Skills posters can be purchased individually at $120 each or as a package deal at $2250 for all 75 posters. Purchase price includes a license to print an unlimited number of copies for use within your school and free access to any future updated versions of the poster(s).


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Online Lessons

Teachers can create online lessons with subject specific questions based on each Cognitive Skill – increasing student understanding of each skill within a relevant context. To enhance critical thinking, student's can self-assess and peer-assess online lessons using our specially designed level system.


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Tracking

During the transition to the new system, it may be difficult for schools to track which Cognitive Skills students have been exposed to or what level of proficiency they have reached. To solve this problem, Mighty Minds has developed a unique tracking system that allows schools to measure current student proficiency for each of the 75 skills and continue to track this over time.

Each time a student completes a Cognitive Skill activity or assessment in class, teachers can record the student’s level of achievement via the Mighty Minds Portal. If the activity is completed online, our system will automatically record this information. Not only does this ensure that all Cognitive Skills have been covered to an adequate standard, but it also makes it easy to determine which skills require more attention from each student to make targeted, individualised learning possible.

Free with our CS resources is access to our junior secondary work plan, which outlines our recommended approach to covering the 75 Cognitive Skills during Years 7-9. This ensures that students are prepared to begin their senior years.

If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email on director@mightyminds.com.au or phone us on (07) 5689 1086.