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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.

Implementing the Action Plan and Beyond
Implementing the action plan and beyond

[Strength] can come when power is given through support and opportunity for responsible decision-making and capacity building.

—Pearl G. Solomon (2003, p. 46)

As the first cycle of curriculum mapping concludes, it is easy to fall back on the historic notion that the curriculum is now finished, and the initiative can lose momentum. Unless there is sound understanding of the long-term benefits of curriculum mapping, and a well-articulated plan, there is a very high risk that curriculum mapping will not survive beyond the initial cycle.

The next sections present suggestions for creating a long-term plan that addresses the next steps beyond the first cycle of mapping, describe possible communication structures, and illustrate the powerful ways mapping can ...

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