Using Graphic Organizers with Bloom's Taxonomy

Using Graphic Organizers with Bloom's Taxonomy

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course helps you understand student cognitive thinking by examining the levels of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn how to provide students with different graphic organizers for each level of Bloom's Taxonomy to scaffold thinking and support student cognition throughout your lessons.

3 Months Access / 8 Course Hrs

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This teacher professional development course teaches you about cognitive thinking by analyzing each level of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. You will explore how to support student cognition through various graphic organizers that can help scaffold student thinking. You will learn about appropriate support methods aligned with the correct cognitive level of your lesson objective. You will be able to better evaluate student thinking through provided or self-generated graphic organizers. By the end of the course, you will have a plan for support in an upcoming lesson and access to downloadable graphic organizers that can support each Bloom's Taxonomy level, ready to be used in your classroom.

Enrollment Options:
3 Months Access Course Code: T14764
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$74.00 USD


  1. Cognitive Thinking and Bloom's Taxonomy
    1. 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.
  2. Graphic Organizer Examples that Support Bloom's Taxonomy
    1. 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.
  3. Incorporating Graphic Organizers into Lessons
    1. 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.
  4. Assessing Graphic Organizers
    1. Learn how to assess your students' use of graphic organizers and how to select the right assessment for your lesson plan and organizer.
  5. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own action plan to utilize graphic organizers at the appropriate cognitive level in an upcoming lesson.
  6. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the concepts into your classroom, find a list of online resources that feature other graphic organizer ideas, and read the research behind student cognition and methods for scaffolding.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.