CURRICULUM MAPPING KNOWLEDGEBASE
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.
Element 1: Lay the Foundation
Purpose: Applying curriculum mapping within a district or school begins with an understanding of the fundamentals. These include being knowledgeable about the basic concepts, defining a vision for the initiative, and creating a leadership structure to support it. Element 1 outlines these tasks and offers resources for the teacher to gain such an understanding.
Activity 1: Understand Curriculum Mapping Concepts
Activity 2: Create a Shared Vision for Curriculum Mapping
Task 1: Define the Vision
Task 2: Communicate the Vision to Others
Activity 3: Define the Leadership Structure to Support Mapping
Task 1: Define Leadership Roles and Structures
Task 2: Making Organizing Decisions
Element 2: Launch the Process
Purpose: Wiktionary dictionary defines launch as "to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation." Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process. The process involves creating maps that drive instruction, reviewing and improving those maps over time, and learning how to master mapping strategies. Element 2 outlines these tasks and offers resources for district and school leaders and teachers to launch curriculum mapping.
Activity 1: Using Curriculum Maps to Drive Instruction
Task 1: Create Diary Maps
Task 2: Develop Consensus Maps
Activity 2: Undertake a Review Process to Improve Instruction
Task 1: Review the Maps
Task 2: Identify the Revision Points
Activity 3: Learn How to Master Mapping Strategies
Task 1: Align Curriculum Mapping with Instruction
Task 2: Integrate Curriculum Mapping and Professional Learning
Element 3: Sustain and Integrate the Mapping Process
Purpose: Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process as teachers review and update the respective maps regularly. The process of updating their maps enables teachers to think about how they can improve and update their instructional approaches. The Element 3 tasks address incorporating assessment results into the mapping process.
Activity 1: Conduct Ongoing Strategic Monitoring
Task 1: Identify Strategic Patterns to be Monitored
Task 2: Carry Out Diagnostic Assessment of Student Work
Activity 2: Unpack Assessment Data
Task 1: Learn How to Incorporate Assessment Results with Maps
Task 2: Work Collaboratively to Improve Instruction
Element 4: Advanced Mapping Tasks
Purpose: Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process as teachers review and update the respective maps regularly . The process of updating their maps enables teachers to think about how they can improve and update their instructional approaches. The Element 4 tasks address applying new instructional techniques and integrating technology with curriculum.
Activity 1: Update Maps with 21st Century Techniques
Task 1: Moving Forward With Advanced Instructional Techniques
Task 2: Integrating Technology with Curriculum
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