The focus of the symposium is on real world implementations of educational innovations based on cognitive and learning science principles and research. These real world implementations can be in physical classrooms, on-line courses, informal educational settings, as well as other learning environments. The innovations can include new ways of conceptualizing and presenting a domain, computer-based multimedia learning tools, and other innovations. The common thread though is that these innovations are beyond lab-testing and are guided by principles and research from the cognitive and learning sciences. The governing board symposium will bring to the conference educational innovation found in different parts of the world (US, Asia, Europe) from distinguished researchers representing a variety of theoretical orientations and focusing on different aspects of the learning process (e.g., cognitive, social, emotional/ motivational).