Thinking Maps: Training of Trainers
by Kerri Felder on 4/12/2013

The Thinking Maps® Training of Trainers (TOT)...is a process used by schools and school districts for the purpose of developing either a singular trainer or team of trainers for expanding and deepening the use of Thinking Maps® in a whole school and/or within feeder patterns. Thinking Maps® is a Common Visual Language for learning within and across the disciplines and grade levels.

Upon completion of the TOT trainers will be able to:

 Conduct introductory workshops for whole schools or content area groups

 Lead professional learning communities through systematic follow-up sessions linking Thinking Maps to Literacy in all content areas

 Model Thinking Maps teaching demonstrations in classrooms

 Address differentiation strategies for teaching using Thinking Maps in all grade levels

 Facilitate the development of interdisciplinary applications with Common Core State Standards

 Lead schools in assessing student learning using Thinking Maps

For more information on Thinking Maps, please contact West Central GLRS or West Georgia RESA. We have experienced trainers that can give you names of schools that currently use Thinking Maps, as well as more information on Thinking Maps’ success! (770) 583-2528 or go to http://thinkingmaps.com