A Learning Map is a tool for both thoughtful and precise planning, as well as clearly articulated reporting. A teacher constructs a Learning Map, based on the competencies outline in the curriculum. Each lesson and assessment should then assist the student in growing in these competencies. Assessment is then more than a grade; it is a precise description how an individual’s learning aligns with the criteria for specific skills. This workshop would introduce participants to Learning Maps and give them a workable framework for constructing them. We will explore a number of samples and investigate the online tools that are available. After discussing the definition, value and construction of these tools, we will go over practical advice for implementation. Participants will come away with an understanding of how Learning Maps can provide a means for backwards design, a way of communicating student learning effectively and an opportunity for promoting student reflection.