Resources & 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

Spring WT1A Conference Downloadable Registration Form 2021

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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


Guidelines -

Speaking and Listening

Mindshift Article on Teaching the Art of Speaking

Reading and Writing

Wisconsin State Reading Association -

International Reading Association -

ReadWisconsin -

We Give Books -

Kidskonnect (research tool) -

First Book: Giving children and families the opportunity to own and read their first new books -

ReadWriteThink -

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 -

Ten Frame Website -

Math Fact Cafe -

Create-a-Graph -

Johnnie's Math page -


Harvard Family Research Project -

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education -

Family Involvement Conference -

Site for More Parent Resources -

STEM Resources

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

Curious George STEM

The Educator’s Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans: Math & Science

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

The Educator’s Guide to Applying Real-World Math: 15 Resources with over 100 Lesson Plans

Architecture Activities to Help You Address NGSS Engineering Standards

Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities