Visual Representations

An Effective Tool to Promote Learning and Complex Thinking in Your Students

Course #: EDUC 9494

Credit: 3 semester hours of Graduate credit from Brandman University

Cost: $400

Visual Representations - LoVerde Group

Course Description

In this course, participants will first look at the various uses of visual representations in relationship to either Bloom’s Taxonomy or the Depth of Knowledge Chart. They will be provided numerous examples of how visual representations are used to promote learning, understanding and thinking at each level of the two models.

They will then research visual representations that are specific to their grade level and subject area. Participants will then identify 10 different visual representations that they could use in the classroom. These must be ones that are consistent with the goals of their lesson as well as the learning styles and abilities of the students in their classrooms.

Next, they will implement the use of 5 different visual representations in their instruction. Participants will identify criteria by which they will evaluate the effectiveness of the visual representations they used, analyze the impact the visual representations had on student learning and thinking and provide samples of student work to support that analysis.


This course consists of 4 modules. Each module has a Powerpoint presentation that you will watch and then complete the accompanying worksheets.

You can choose to have each module sent to you as you complete it, or we can send you all of the modules at the same time. 

You will have up to 6 months to complete the class. Credit for the class can’t be granted sooner than one month after registering even if you complete all the modules before that time.

Once you have completed the class, you will receive an email from Brandman University with your student account. It will have a login and password for you to be able to access your grades and request a transcript.

If you have any questions or concerns as you view the PowerPoints and complete the written work, please contact Emily LoVerde Berchier at:

Phone: (505) 333-9609

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