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Curriculum mapping is a powerful tool for school improvement, but moving into mapping requires a genuine paradigm shift. Perhaps you've tried curriculum mapping in your school or district, but you've never found a way to get the most out of it. Or perhaps you've introduced teachers to curriculum mapping but are unsure of the next steps to ensure lasting change.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson have designed The Curriculum Mapping Planner to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. The planner describes a four-phase professional development program composed of 12 modules, which are presented as 12 curriculum maps for professional development. In short, this book will help you map "mapping."
Each module's curriculum map includes possible follow-up assignments and resources. The assignments can provide practice for the participants, help them maintain focus on curriculum mapping, and help set the stage and prepare them for the next training session. The resources provide additional information and can be used in the study groups or as a support for the activities. And an online component containing sample curriculum maps, templates, and handouts makes it easy to organize and distribute materials to participants.
With the systematic approach presented in this planner, staff developers, teacher leaders, and administrators can work successfully together to create a curriculum that truly challenges and supports all students.
I. Laying the Foundation
Module 1. Prologue for the Planners: Getting the Basics
Module 2. Establishing Your School or District's Reason to Map
Module 3. Creating a Vision for Your School or District
II. Launching the Process
Module 4. Ensuring Long Term Support: Revising School Based Decision-Making Structures
Module 5. Creating Individual Maps
Module 6. Initiating the Review Cycle
Module 7. Developing Consensus Maps
III. Maintaining, Sustaining, and Integrating the System
Module 8. Merging Assessment Data into Maps
Module 9. Integrating Literacy Strategies into Maps
Module 10. Developing a Professional Development/Implementation Plan
Module 11. Making the HUB Work: Integrating Initiatives
IV. Advanced Mapping Tasks
Module 12. Into the Future: Updating Maps for the 21st Century Learners
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