08-12-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #18


Title
Consulting Agreement with Thinking Maps, Inc.

Discussion
Thinking Maps, Inc. will provide a trainer, Dr. Cindy Kiffer, for a two-day training "Thinking Maps - A Language for Leadership" on September 16, 2014 and November 13, 2014 for forty (40) principals. Dr. Kiffer will give an overview of the eight maps and also how to use and support Thinking Maps in the individual schools. Thinking Maps are visual tools that foster and encourage lifelong learning. It becomes a common visual language for learning within and across the disciplines for students and teachers. This training is designed for administrators who want to support and understand the use of Thinking Maps in their school.

Recommendation
Approval of the consultant agreement with Thinking Maps, Inc.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 7/22/2014
Consent after Information8/12/2014

Authority for Action
1001.41;1012.27(1)(3)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
20144,000.00Yes10094850000597731312000

Contact
Dr. Jane K. Respess, Director, Professional Learning and Development x240 or Ms. Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent, Human Resources x200


Attachment:  Consultant Agreement- Thinking Maps 7-22-14.pdf