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 2: Before You Begin: What Is Necessary
Before You Begin: What Is Necessary
What we know from practice is that adults learn best when they're interested, feel connected with the topic, feel supported through the learning process and are able to implement what they've learned.
In itself, curriculum mapping is a relatively simple concept. However, implementing curriculum mapping is a multifaceted process that requires changes in teacher attitudes, perceptions, and actions. It is a long-term commitment that benefits from forethought and planning before it is formally introduced to the faculty. This chapter presents strategies for building a solid foundation when initiating curriculum mapping.
Curriculum Mapping: A Shift in Perception
Curriculum mapping requires a shift in how curriculum is perceived, developed, and practiced, which requires a shift ...