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Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals with the development and use of curriculum mapping as part of their instructional strategies. The KnowledgeBase is based on four elements derived from The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development authored by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson, and published by ASCD.

Task 1: Define the Vision

Guideline: Wiktionary defines vision as an "an ideal or a goal toward which one aspires." As a district or school launches curriculum mapping, its vision delineates the roadmap for moving forward.



Creating A Vision

The School Improvement in Maryland website addresses the importance of creating a shared vision to accomplish school improvement. This website may be useful to any group creating a shared vision.

Holding a Shared Vision Steady

This Michigan Department of Education newsletter describes a process for creating a shared school vision. Though the process focuses on a school-wide vision, it can be adapted to a project-related vision to implement other instructional tools.

Vision as the Compass

This link is to Chapter 1: Vision as the Compass of the New Principal's Fieldbook. This chapter discusses "Vision Defined," "Multiple Visions," "Creating a Personal Leadership Vision" and "Creating a Shared Vision."

Practical Tips


Defining a Road Map

This document from Ada (Oklahoma) City Schools offers an example of how one district defined a road map for the curriuclum mapping initiative.

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