Resources and Links

“When you don’t read with your kids or write with your kids and you’re the

reading and writing teacher, then we’ve got problems.”      Steven Layne

Scroll to the bottom for other resources.

Thinking Maps

Thinking Maps is quickly spreading across the Upper Midwest because of their research-based and systemic approach and how easily they are implemented.  Schools are seeing increased rigor, a deeper understanding of standards, strong cross-curricular literacy, and a practical way to teach WIDA standards and language through content.  

Because Thinking Maps are brain-based, they will enable districts to strengthen their existing work and empower them to lead an implementation whenever they are ready.  Information on Thinking Maps is found below.

    Why? / Research​

    Overview of Our Services

    ​Demonstrations of the Maps​

    ​Thinking Maps Leadership Applications 

    Example of a School Improvement Guide ​ (Lake County Schools)

    Contact for Additional Information ​


    Rob Nelson at ​952-242-7655​ or


    Speaking and Listening

    Reading and Writing
    Wisconsin State Reading Association -
    International Reading Association -
    Kidskonnect (research tool) -
    First Book: Giving children and families the opportunity to own and read their first new books -
    Into the Book Teacher area -

    Resources for Teaching Money
    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives -
    Khan Academy - Math videos for teaching math skills K-12 -
    Math Games and Quizzes -
    Johnnie's Math page -

    Harvard Family Research Project -
    National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education -
    Family Involvement Conference -

    STEM Resources

    WTIA Lee,
    May 10, 2015, 12:57 PM
    WTIA Lee,
    May 10, 2015, 12:57 PM
    WTIA Lee,
    May 10, 2015, 12:57 PM