A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process

A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process

By: Janet A. Hale (editor)Paperback

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A Guide to Curriculum Mapping provides administrators and lead teachers with an in-depth, step-by-step guide to curriculum mapping so that the mapping initiative is successful, sustained, and embedded in the district or school culture. The author explores the stages of contemplating, planning, and implementing curriculum mapping with the goal of improving student learning and creating systemic change. The book offers extended coverage of the challenges of curriculum mapping and provides guidance for meeting these challenges. Readers will also find features such as: -A curriculum mapping implementation flowchart - Samples of different types of maps - Reflective questions at the end of each chapter -;A glossary of terms

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About Author

Janet Hale is an educational consultant and trainer who specializes in curriculum mapping and travels extensively to work with rural, urban, and inner-city learning organizations. She enjoys assisting newcomers to the curriculum mapping model; supporting implementation procedures; aiding struggling initiatives; and advising those ready for advanced mapping. Her experiences as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher combined with a Masters Degree in Leadership and Curriculum are an asset when helping teachers and administrators just starting or already engaged in the mapping process. Since 1988 Janet has developed a variety of national educational seminars and trainings. She has written an assortment of educational supplementary materials and has presented in conferences sponsored by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the International Reading Association, and the Association of Christian Schools International. Janet resides in Tucson, Arizona, where she enjoys bird, reptile, and wild animal watching in her backyard with her husband, Johnny, and their four-legged Schnauzer children. She can be contacted via e-mail at teachtucson@aol.com or by phone at 520-241-8797. You may also enjoy visiting her Web site, www.CurriculumMapping101.com.


List of Figures Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs Preface A Resource for Teachers and Administrators Overview of the Contents Acknowledgments About the Author 1. How Do We Need to Think, Act, and Meet Differently? Thinking Differently: Planned Versus Operational Curriculum Acting Differently: Verification Versus Speculation Meeting Differently: A Collegial Forum Conclusion Review Questions 2. What Are the Four Types of Curriculum Maps? Four Types of Curriculum Maps Curriculum Map Elements: An Overview Conclusion Review Questions 3. What Should We Consider Before Developing Curriculum Maps? First Consideration: Exploring Personal and Collaborative Understanding of Curriculum Design Second Consideration: The Ongoing Nature of Mapping Reviews Third Consideration: A Mapping Sequence That Is Right for Your Learning Organization Conclusion Review Questions 4. What Elements Are Commonly Included in Curriculum Maps? Curriculum Map Alignments and Elements Writing the Elements Conclusion Review Questions Descriptive or Not Descriptive? That Is the Question! (Math Focus) Descriptive or Not Descriptive? That Is the Question! (Language Arts Focus) Skill Versus Activity (Math Focus: Primary Grades) Skill Versus Activity (Various-Discipline Focus: Upper Grades) Assessment Versus Evaluation 5. What Should We Know Before Creating Diary Maps or Projected Maps? Points to Ponder Implementation Considerations Conclusion Sample Projected/Diary Maps Review Questions Conducting an Initial Read-Through: Facilitator Explanation and How-To Guide Conducting an Initial Read-Through: Team Member Explanation and How-To Guide Initial Read-Through: Collaborating to Create Quality Maps Initial Read-Through Card Shuffle Debrief 6. What Should We Know Before Creating Consensus Maps and Essential Maps? Map Type Differentiation Developmental Considerations Conclusion Sample Consensus Maps and Essential Maps Review Questions 7. How Should We Be Using Our Created Curriculum Maps? Conducting Data-Driven Reviews Investigating the Curriculum Conclusion Review Questions 8. What Data Is Often Incorporated When Refining Curriculum Maps? Additional Map Data Essential and Supporting Questions Conclusion Review Questions 9. How May Standards Influence Our Curriculum Design? Standards and Curriculum Breaking Apart Standards Determining Power Standards Conclusion Review Questions 10. What Should We Consider Regarding Technology? Commercial Online Mapping Systems Mapping System Considerations Conclusion Review Questions 11. What Should We Focus on When Planning Our Implementation? Systemic Change and Curriculum Mapping Vision Skills Resources Incentives Action Plans Conclusion Review Task 12. What Roadblocks and Brick Walls May We Encounter Along the Way? Practical Advice From Practitioners Glossary of Terms Curriculum Mapping Types of Maps Map Elements Alignments Seven-Step Review Process Common Review Focuses Curriculum Mapping Intra-Organizations Miscellaneous Terms References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412948920
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781412948920
  • weight: 889
  • ISBN10: 1412948924

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