Thinking Maps® is a language made up of 8 visual tools that are used by all teachers, leaders, and students in a school community. The use of the Maps makes leading easier, enhances instruction, improves language and literacy skills, and builds academic vocabulary and content knowledge.
Because of the consistency in visual representation of thinking, educators and scholars can focus more cognitive energy on content and are able to better understand, remember, and apply what they have learned.
Thinking Maps® training for schools includes the basic training in Thinking Maps, plus the advanced courses in:
Leadership,Comprehension, Differentiation (for all students, including English Language Learners), and Writing (foundations of writing, Narrative, Expository, Argumentative, Response to Text, and Academic Discourse).
Training in Thinking Maps® is only available at the whole school level. See here for a video on the power of making thinking visible through the use of Thinking Maps.
As of July 1, 2014, The Balance Between is the sole representative and consultancy for Thinking Maps® in the northeast region, including: CT, MA, RI, ME, NH, VT and NY.
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