CNR Hosts Training Workshops for Area Educators on Thinking Maps

MediaLibrary#5240In collaboration with The Center for Educational Policy and Practice, The College of New Rochelle recently hosted five days of training workshops on Thinking Maps®.
The ‘Thinking Maps Training of Trainers’ course is designed to instruct teachers on how to facilitate higher-levels of thinking and learning within classrooms and the entire school.

According to Dr. Walter Sullivan, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School, and The Director of The Center for Educational Policy and Practice, “Thinking Maps are a visual language based on eight fundamental cognitive skills. By focusing on content learning and thought processes, Thinking Maps improve students’ reading comprehension and writing across all subject areas and from Pre-K to college.”
The workshops, which took place on October 24 and 25, 2011, included teachers from New Rochelle, North Rockland City, Ossining, East Syracuse Minoa, Eastchester public schools, and members of the College’s undergraduate and graduate faculty. These were the fourth and fifth sessions of “Thinking Maps” training to take place on the main campus of The College of New Rochelle. A final workshop was conducted with school principals.

In this photo, Larry Alper, co-director of “Designs for Thinking” with the assistance of Dr.Estrella Lopez, Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School, directs a question to the classroom of teachers.