Thinking Maps Foundations: Training of Trainers - May Starting Date


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 5/3/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 5/3/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Tere Masiarchin
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
5/6/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Description: For this special event, sign up for just one day for an overview of Thinking Maps to use in your classroom, or take our 3-day series for additional coaching and lead trainings with your fellow teachers and in your buildings!

By visualizing our thinking, we create concrete images of abstract thoughts. These patterns help all students reach higher levels of critical and creative thinking by utilizing consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes. Leave this workshop with the materials and resources you need to use Thinking Maps in your grade level or content area.

This professional learning opportunity is designed for teachers and school leadership teams to use Thinking Maps as a common visual language for applying and improving thinking processes, communicating ideas and points of view, and assessing progress over time. Thinking Maps is a visual thinking tool that provides an equitable approach for all students to access content and the language of thinking.

Our Thinking Maps TOT aligns with 21st Century professional development that takes place within communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment. Skilled educators at the school and district level will focus on learning Thinking maps and supporting Thinking Maps with their teams, departments, or buildings, so they lead the implementation of Thinking Maps for critical and creative thinking in all content areas and grade levels. The teacher leaders will learn how to embed continuous learning sessions about relevant Thinking Maps applications into regularly scheduled planning sessions and/or Professional Learning Communities.

Attending Day 1 allows for participants to use Thinking Maps in their individual courses/classrooms. Day 1 participants receive the Thinking Maps Language for Learning Binder. 

By attending the 3-day training, participants will be able to coach and model the use of Thinking Maps with co-teachers and teams. Additionally, participants will learn how to lead training their buildings.

What's also included in the 3-day training:

  • 3 days of professional development with following up coaching for implementation sessions
  • One year of read-only digital access and a physical copy of Thinking Maps: A Language for Learning, 2nd Ed. Teacher’s Guide and Trainer’s Guide
  • One year subscription to the online Thinking Maps Learning Community (TMLC)

Cost: Day 1 Only: $200 per person; Entire series: $699 per person

When registering, please select whether you are signed up for Day 1 session only, or for the entire series. If you're registering for the entire series, please select your prefered days of attendance. You will automatically be registered for those days and will be billed accordingly.

Registrations received after the deadline are accepted, but participants may not receive the physical copies of the resource material by the training date. They will, however, have access to the read-only digital versions for the training.


About the Facilitator: Tere Masiarchin is the Senior Director of the CESA 2 Language and Culture Center of Excellence. She provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and staff with multilingual learners. Tere completed her Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota-Mankato in 1999 and began her career teaching multilingual learners. In 2005, she earned her K-12 Administrator and Curriculum Licenses from Marion University to advanced her educational leadership skills. Tere is a national trainer for Thinking Maps and regularly uses Thinking Maps in her work. Tere has completed an advanced level of SIOP training from the Center for Applied Linguistics.




Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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