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1 Curriculum Mapping Auditing the Taught Curriculum To Improve Student Achievement Virginia Department of Education Governor’s Best Practice Center Region 6 - Chatham Pamela V. Heath Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

2 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures

3 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures We are here

4 What is Curriculum Alignment? Curriculum alignment refers to the process of interpreting learning standards, then developing learning objectives that are directly targeted to the standardsCurriculum alignment refers to the process of interpreting learning standards, then developing learning objectives that are directly targeted to the standards

5 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures

6 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures We are here

7 A Curriculum Pacing Guide is a planning tool that helps teachers plan the pacing of their instruction so that all tested topics are taught prior to the administration of the SOL test

8 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures

9 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures We are here

10 What is Curriculum Mapping? Curriculum mapping is a process that helps teachers keep track of what has actually been taught throughout an entire year

11 Why Curriculum Mapping? The map becomes a tool that is used to help modify and refine next year’s instruction

12 A Pacing Guide is an outline of the intended curriculum A Curriculum Map is an outline of the implemented curriculum

13 Steps for mapping Collect data (record what was actually taught) using a calendar-based format: Content Skills Activities Assessments

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15 Steps for mapping Review data This analytic tool can be used by: An individual teacher A group of teachers of the same grade level or the same course A group of teachers from varied grade levels or varied courses within a department

16 Steps for mapping Identify changes that can be made to curriculum alignment or curriculum pacing guides to correct deficiencies

17 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures

18 Description: What? Analysis: So What? Reflection: Now What? Collect data Review data Identify possible changes

19 Steps for mapping Collect data (record what was actually taught) using a calendar-based format: Content Skills Activities Assessments

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27 Remember... Your curriculum map reflects what actually occurs in your classroom Reality is “messy” May not be a “pretty” document That’s ok!

28 Some Guidelines... Include enough specifics to make the map useful (so it “tells” you something upon reflection) Use specific vocabulary vs. vague/generic terms

29 Some Guidelines... Don’t write too much! No need to write out objectives or complete activities

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33 ? ? What video?

34 ? ? What kind of test?

35 ? ? What video? What kind of test?

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38 Steps for mapping Review data This analytic tool can be used by: An individual teacher A group of teachers of the same grade level or the same course A group of teachers from varied grade levels or varied courses within a department

39 As an individual teacher... 4Can review timing, sequence, level of instruction 4Serves as documentation of successful instructional activities 4Assists in monitoring types of instructional methods used (ex., cooperative learning, direct instruction, etc.)

40 As a group of teachers of the same grade level or course... 4Can share activities and assessments (both successful and unsuccessful) 4Collaboration enhances “team” feeling 4Can serve as a guide for new teachers

41 As a group of teachers of varied grade levels or varied courses within a department... 4Can examine for “gaps” in the curriculum 4Can note “repetitions” in the curriculum 4Provides opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across grade levels and courses

42 Steps for mapping Identify changes that can be made to curriculum alignment or curriculum pacing guides to correct deficiencies

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44 Social Studies Realized while mapping that having to write down what she was teaching helped to keep her on track. Concluded that mapping was an easy way to ensure she stayed focused and followed her pacing guide.

45 English Noticed that different teachers were using different novels to teach concepts, and pacing varied greatly. Identified which novels and pacing formats seemed to be most successful. Shared successful learning activities.

46 Science Noticed that test scores were weak in the area of scientific investigation. Realized the process was not being taught consistently across grade levels. Defined how process would be taught across grades. Agreed to use consistent vocabulary/ terminology.

47 Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Pacing Curriculum Structures

48 Make sure that your course curriculum is aligned with the Standards of Learning Develop a pacing guide to ensure that all tested topics are taught prior to the administration of the SOL test Use curriculum mapping as a tool to monitor and “fine tune” your curriculum A Review...

49 How does our school get > Standards of Learning Student Achievement from here... to here?

50 Important to know and do Assessment Instruction Curriculum

51 Important to know and do Assessment Instruction Curriculum Standards of Learning

52 Assessment Instruction Standards of Learning

53 Assessment Instruction Standards of Learning

54 Curriculum Alignment, Pacing, and Mapping Can Put You On Target for Success!

55 Comments or Questions? Phone: (804) Phone: (804) Fax: (804) Fax: (804) Address: Governor’s Best Practice Center US 29 Chatham, VA 24531Address: Governor’s Best Practice Center US 29 Chatham, VA 24531


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