(15 ISBE Clock 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.

  • Total Price: $85
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 15 ISBE Clock Hours

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


  • 21st Century Learning
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • 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

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

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

This was a great and well-organized course! I loved all of the resources and graphic organizer templates, and I now feel like I understand how to effectively use them in my lessons with purpose. Definitely going to use this in future lesson planning!

-4th Grade Science Teacher

 15 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 15 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

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.
Professional Development Course Resources

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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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 15 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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