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.

Professional Development Opportunity

Thanks for your willingness to send this email out to colleagues across the state.  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.  


It's exciting that there will be two deep-level training offered in Wisconsin this summer.   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 the two trainings and on Thinking Maps is found below.


​Summer Training in Wisconsin

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 -

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