NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The College of New Rochelle, in collaboration with New Hampshire's The Center for Educational Policy and Practice, recently hosted five days of training workshops in Thinking Maps.
"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, said Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Director of The Center for Educational Policy and Practice Dr. Walter Sullivan.
The 'Thinking Maps Training of Trainers' course is designed to teach teachers how to facilitate higher-levels of thinking and learning within classrooms and the entire school.
The workshops conducted by co-director of Designs for Thinking Larry Alper with the assistance of CNR Graduate Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Estrella Lopez involved teachers from school districts in New Rochelle, North Rockland City, Ossining, and Eastchester.