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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.

The Curriculum Mapping Process: The Initial Cycle
The curriculum mapping process: The initial cycle

Schools that simply adopt canned curriculum programs or allow textbooks to dictate the curriculum make a fundamental mistake. Without collaborative processes that foster ownership in decisions, schools will not generate the shared commitments and results orientation of a learning community. Thus, the process of curriculum development is at least as important as the final product.

—Rick DuFour (1998, p. 153)

This chapter focuses on the steps of curriculum mapping. The process is consistent with the work of Heidi Hayes Jacobs (1997, 2001). It includes modifications from my curriculum mapping consulting experiences and emphasizes core values surfaced by the research on effective schools discussed in Chapter 1, including the importance of collaboration, reflective practice, shared ...

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