Thinking Maps 1-4 Training 9/23-24/08

What the research shows about Thinking Maps: Costa, Wolf, Gardner, & Goldman; Thinking Foundation Research;
What are the maps & how do they work?
Many of you have been trained in Thinking maps and some of you are new to the idea. Some of you have had training in some of the maps but not all. We are going to do a refresher on the maps so the whole faculty is up to par with what they are, why we use them and how. This first session will cover 4 of the basic maps: Circle Map, Tree Map, Bubble Map & Double-Bubble Map. You will create some example maps using software called Inspiration, but the maps can be created with pencil and paper anytime.

There are templates to use for creating the maps with Word, PowerPoint, and Inspiration on the SOL_ILP Shared drive. They are in the 'Lessons to Share' folder > Thinking Map Examples > TM_Templates. Copy the whole TM_Templates folder and then paste it in your 'My Documents' folder on your laptop.

To share across the Blocks we will add map ideas to the following content specific pages. In other words, you will create maps or templates to use in your classes. Then you will learn to export the map as a Graphics file so you can upload it to the wiki. There is a list of department pages below, click on your department & then edit to add your ideas. In the following page, each of you should share how you plan to use two specific maps in your classes in the next few weeks. Put a brief explanation of how you will use the map or what you want the kids to create (& then upload your example file.)

Bring a map you have used with your classes in 2 weeks, when we do the next training.

Department Example Pages