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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: Review the Maps

Guideline:  As noted in the Oklahoma State Department of Education's Process of Curriculum Mapping outline, the review process begins with "a procedure for reading maps within and across grade levels." Accomplishing such review involves grade- and building-level teachers working in a collaborative manner.



Plan–Do–Check–Act Cycle

This American Society for Quality resource explains the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle. "The plan-do-check-act cycle is a four-step model for carrying out change." Launching curriculum mapping as an instructional tool is likewise a change process. The PDCA cycle is a complimentary tool for the curriculum mapping review process.

Seven Step Review Process

This resource summarizes the seven step review process outlined by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. The summary prepared by Janet Hale explains the process steps, provides a graphic representation of the process, and offers a review process planning sheet. Janet Hale is a national curriculum mapping consultant and trainer. This document was captured from

The Process of Curriculum Mapping

This Oklahoma State Department of Education document offers a process approach to curriculum mapping. The six step process offers action steps to take at each phase.



Collaborating to Improve Teacher and Student Work

This document provides two Center for Collaborative Education resources offering guidance and insights on how teachers can collaborate effectively to improve instruction. Though written in the context of the "Turning Points" design model for middle school change, these documents provide useful examples of effective collaborative processes all teachers can embrace.


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In this video provided by Curriculum Designers, Inc, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs explains her thoughts on creating quality maps. This video runs 2 minutes and 25 seconds.

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