Build bridges to a brighter future when you plan with curriculum mapping!
What role does curriculum mapping play in addressing all content standards? How does it promote staff development? How can educators use curriculum mapping to match teaching with assessment? Proper preparation for the curriculum mapping process insures success and eventual expertise in this highly rewarding process. This practical resource provides the tools necessary for successful implementation and exciting results.
Keys to Curriculum Mapping is packed with templates, flowcharts, tips, and troubleshooting techniques for curriculum mapping. Drawing on her own experience as well as her collaboration with curriculum mapping expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Udelhofen includes processes for: Finding time for curriculum mapping; Sharing information with colleagues within the curriculum mapping framework; Adapting curriculum mapping to support other school-based programs; Utilizing curriculum mapping to implement No Child Left Behind initiatives
Curriculum mapping provides more than a map of curriculum units, assessment formats and scheduling; it allows educators to build relationships, improve schools, and meet assessment goals.
Chapter 1: Making the Case for Curriculum Mapping
Making the Case for Curriculum Mapping
For if you continue to do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.
If improving student learning and student achievement are the goals of our schools, then it is imperative that we examine the processes that influence those goals. Specifically, we must examine how educators plan and implement curriculum and instruction.
Why Curriculum Mapping Is a Better Alternative to Other Curriculum Models
The curriculum models that exist in many schools are based on outdated models that do not reflect the reality that occurs in classrooms. In most schools, curriculum development consists of a process where representative teachers are assigned to curriculum committees to write curriculum based on what they ...