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Using Graphic Organizers to Target Bloom’s Cognitive Levels

Course Number:

MT173

PD Hours:

8 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

21st Century Learning, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies

Course Description:

(8 Hours) This course analyzes the six levels of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and how graphic organizers can be applied to each cognitive process dimension, allowing for targeted scaffolding of student thinking. By purposefully planning to integrate graphic organizers into your lesson, you can help move students toward higher cognitive processes and promote equity in learning across your classroom.

Course Objectives:

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy & the Cognitive Levels. How to Use Graphic Organizers to Target Higher-Level Cognitive Thinking in Your Students

  • 15 Different Types of Graphic Organizers, Including Templates & Samples With Guidance on How to Integrate Them Into Your Lessons

  • How to Choose Which Graphic Organizers to Use Based On Your Lesson Objective & How to Assess Your Students’ Use of Graphic Organizers

Resources Included

12 High-Quality Resources Provided with the Course, Including a 40-Page Graphic Organizer Reference Guide with Sample Graphic Organizers for Students

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Course Sections What You Will Learn

This course analyzes the six levels of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and how graphic organizers can be applied to each cognitive process dimension, allowing for targeted scaffolding of student thinking. By purposefully planning to integrate graphic organizers into your lesson, you can help move students toward higher cognitive processes and promote equity in learning across your classroom.

You Will Learn:

  • You will learn about the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and how it orders cognitive processes.
  • We will review examples and Applications of Graphic Organizers at Each Level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • We will review how to select or develop the right Graphic Organizers for your objective, cognitive level, and lesson purpose.
  • You will learn how to assess student thinking and learning through the evaluation of Graphic Organizers.

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

How can I support student thinking at high levels by integrating graphic organizers into my lessons?


Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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Approval Information About This Course for Teaching License Renewal & Continuing Education

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  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
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Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Cognitive Thinking and Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • Learn what cognitive thinking is and how the Revised Bloom’s taxonomy describes different levels of learning in your students. Also learn how to scaffold using graphic organizers to help target student thinking.

Section 2 – Graphic Organizer Examples that Support Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • The cognitive processes associated with each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy and examples of graphic organizers that can be utilized to support cognitive thinking at a specific level of Bloom’s.

Section 3 – Incorporating Graphic Organizers Into Lessons

  • Learn how to assign the correct cognitive process level to your lesson objective, how to choose an appropriate graphic organizer, and when to utilize graphic organizers in your lesson.

Section 4 – Assessing Graphic Organizers

  • Learn how to assess your students’ use of graphic organizers and how to select the right assessment for your lesson plan and organizer.

Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 12 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Chart
  • Graphic Organizer Reference Guide
  • Graphic Organizer Scaffold Planner with Sample
  • Graphic Organizer Assessment Templates
  • Graphic Organizer Assessment Matrix with Sample
  • Graphic Organizer Activity Plan with Sample
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample

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