The following resources and materials were provided and created by several educators for use at a Thinking Maps professional development for the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD). Neither Thinking Maps nor the AVUHSD endorse RivasEdu. These materials are provided here as a resource for educators to use for educational purposes.
Visit www.thinkingmaps.com for official Thinking Maps inquiries.
Introducing Thinking Maps: "A Language for Learning"
1. Watch introductory videos.
- On the top left, you'll find a playlist of 2-minute videos by YouTuber and TEDx speaker Jaime McGrath to help you create your own set of Thinking Maps. To the right, you'll find a 3-minute introduction video I put together for a recent online workshop.
2. Take this multiple choice quiz to check your own understanding (also linked in below, bottom left).
3. Create a set of Thinking Maps on a topic or topics of your choice. You can choose to make them all on a single topic (like this Star Wars example) or vary them (like in the videos below).
The samples may be academic or goofy. Here's a cheat sheet to help you out.
4. If you'd like to share your samples, you can upload your original examples to this Padlet and find other's examples too..
Using Signal Words: "I feel a Map coming on..."
Developing an Implementation Plan: "Talk through the Maps."
1. Look at the Implementation Samples below to create a plan for implementation for your instructional context.
2. Create a plan for implementation for your instructional context. This folder contains implementation plans for each Map.