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Building a Deep Structure for Writing

Jul 17, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Good writing starts with clear thinking. When students know how to organize their ideas and structure their writing for any task, they free up more cognitive space to engage with complex ideas and focus on elements of writing such as audience, style and creative expression. Learn...

Building a Deep Structure for Critical Thinking

Aug 14, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

What's the best way to unlock every student’s learning potential? By focusing on thinking first. Students with a deep structure for critical thinking are better prepared to recover from learning disruptions and accelerate mastery of grade-level standards.

The Building Blocks of Brain-Based Learning: The Research Base for Thinking Maps

Sep 05, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Interested in the science of neuroplasticity and its implications for teaching and learning? In this webinar, we discuss how educators can harness the brain’s natural preferences to accelerate learning and maximize retention, recall and deep understanding.

Making Social-Emotional Learning Visible: SEL Strategies for Positive Classroom Engagement

Sep 18, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Social-emotional learning is essential for self-regulation, classroom management and optimal learning. In this 15-minute webinar, you'll learn how Thinking Maps supports SEL by making thinking, decision-making, goal setting and conflict resolution visible.

Path to Proficiency: Differentiating the Maps for English Learners

Oct 02, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Do you want to help English Learners (ELs) access grade-level content and accelerate language development? In this webinar, you’ll learn how Thinking Maps can be differentiated to support English Learners at all levels of language proficiency.

Write from the Beginning... and Beyond: Building the Foundations of Effective Writing

Oct 23, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Do you want to improve writing at your school? This webinar introduces our comprehensive and flexible instructional framework that can be used as a core writing program or in combination with other writing resources.

Building a Deep Structure for Mathematical Thinking

Oct 31, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Many students believe they’re “just not good at math” – but what they really mean is they don’t know where to start. Join our 15-minute webinar to learn how to lower the cognitive load of math and nurture the mathematical thinking that allows students to become flexible...

Building a Deep Structure for Scientific Thinking

Nov 20, 2024 • 3:30PM ET

Science is more than just a content area–it’s a way of thinking about and engaging with the world. This 15-minute webinar shows you how a visual language for learning helps students grasp scientific concepts and think like a scientist.

Thinking Maps: Building a Language for Learning

Dec 04, 2024 • 3:30 PM ET

How do you accelerate learning for ALL students? By focusing on the thinking. Our 15-minute webinar will show you how you can help students activate cognitive processes and take ownership of their learning.

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What a Great Question: How Asking Better Questions Leads to Better Thinking

Questioning is a vital component of critical thinking–and of learning. Find out how teaching students to ask the right kinds of questions helps students go beyond surface-level thinking to deep comprehension and reasoning.

Building a Deep Structure for Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is a critical foundation for success across all content areas—but many students struggle to extract meaning from complex content. Find out why reading comprehension is so difficult and what teachers can do to help students reduce the barriers to reading su...

Re-Thinking Thinking Maps: Strategies to Reboot Your School

Is it time to get back to the basics and refresh your Thinking Maps practice? If you've gotten away from Thinking Maps and want to get restarted or just want to see what's new since your initial training, this 15-minute webinar is for you!

Getting More out of Thinking Maps: Creating Sustainable Whole-School Change

So you’ve implemented Thinking Maps–now what? This 15-minute webinar will give you ideas for building a sustainable Thinking Maps practice and helping everyone get more from the Maps.

Map Builder: Tools and Tips

Whether you’re just getting started with Map Builder or looking for new ways to put it to use in your classroom, this webinar is for you! In 30 minutes, we’ll show you what’s new in Map Builder and how to get started with the most commonly used features.

From Consumer to Creator: Thinking Maps in a Blended Learning Model

What are the best uses of technology for teaching and learning? In this 15-minute webinar, we’ll explore models for technology integration and how Map Builder fits into a blended learning model.

The New Learning Forward Standards: Rethinking PD for K-12 Schools

Learning Forward updated their Standards for Professional Learning in 2022. Join us for this 15-minute webinar to learn what’s new, what stays the same, and what the implications are for schools.

If you have additional questions, email tmwebinars@thinkingmaps.com for more information.