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1 Your Curriculum Mapping Initiative

2 What Is Mapping? Heidi Hayes-Jacobs defines Curriculum Mapping as: A calendar-based procedure for collecting a data base of the operational curriculum in a school and/or district. Mapping provides the basis for authentic examination of that data base. Quotes from Curriculum Mapping Conference, Park City, July 2003

3 What Is Mapping? When we travel, we need a road map to know where we are and where we have been. Curriculum Mapping is a modern and effective tool to build cumulative learning K-12. Diary Map --English Ms. Smith 8 th Grade Master Maps Ms. Smith 8 th Grade Douglass Master Maps Douglass Jr. High School 8-12 Master Maps CPS District Wide K-12

4 What Is Essential For Building A Curriculum Mapping Data Base? CONTENTCONTENT SKILLSSKILLS ASSESSMENTASSESSMENT Think of these three essential components as a musical composition. You must have all three to create a recognizable tune that an audience can appreciate. In music, for example, if you are missing beat, but have rhythm and an instrument, it will not be music to your ears!

5 Mapping Terminology Diary Map (Done Monthly) A personalized map made by the Instructing Person (No Team Diary Mapping!) Master Map (Projected) A map that has been created for a course or subject by a team before the actual testing out of the first recorded mapping year has taken place Master Map (Consensus) A map that has been created after the actual testing out of the first recorded (and continuing on) mapping year– intertwining the diary maps information (and, if one was done, a projected map) Technolo gy is your friend! The Curriculum Mapper

6 What about additional data? (Usually added as attachments to maps.) Content Internet Links (Hyper Linked under Content: Resources) Actual Lesson Plans or Worksheets Skills State, district or local standards Assessments Actual Assessments Evaluative Tools Essential Questions (Not Until Year Two!) Individual Grade Level / Content Area Spiraled Technolo gy is your friend! The Curriculum Mapper

7 What Curriculum Mapping is NOT… Set in Cement … State Standards Documents Curriculum Guides Scope and Sequences Syllabi Lesson Plans Curriculum mapping is reflecting on the realities of what is happening (ongoing) in each classroom, each month, each year. It is the Big Picture!

8 Curriculum Mapping is NOT STATIC … Your maps serve as a living, breathing, ever-changing, archived history of a school or a series of schools. ITS ONGOING

9 Skills ASSESSMENTS Content DATA COMPARISONS

10 "I recommend The Curriculum Mapper as a straightforward and thoughtful tool for assisting schools and districts carrying out the mapping process." Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Ed.D., author of "Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12" (ASCD 1997)

11 What Does The Curriculum Mapper Technology Provide For You? Creates a clear understanding of your students horizontal and vertical educational experience on your campus and/or in your district Provides teachers with a professional conduit wherein positive changes that benefit your students can be effectively implemented Acts as a data repository (historical bank) Searches curriculum by keywords & Analyzes for gaps, repetitions, etc.

12 Acts As A Data Repository (Historical Bank)

13 Searches Curriculum By Keywords & Analyzes For Gaps, Repetitions, Etc. Provides teachers with a professional conduit wherein positive changes that benefit your students can be effectively implemented.

14 How To Get To, And Use, The Curriculum Mapper Open your browser. Type in: So, Lets Get Started! Click the picture of the school in the middle of the website..

15 Diary Map – Edit A Month Mode To edit, you need to get to know the Tool Bar Choices…

16 The Edit Screen Buttons Save map Copy this month to another course, another month, or another year Close Add/Edit screen and return me to My Maps-List page Cut, Copy, and Paste text Bold, Italics, and Underline Insert a symbol into my map (bullets, etc.)

17 The Edit Screen Buttons Change my font color Spell check Preview my complete map (without closing Add/Edit) Note: You will use this one a lot! Save As a Master Map (You may not have this button.) Integrate checked standards into my map Shows that a Document and/or Standards have been attached to my map

18 When Working On Your Maps, You Can… Let your mouse hover over any button to see what it does … Now it is time to get started creating your personal diary of what took place in your classroom for the past month…

19 If you really want students to remember what is being taught, use essential questions (a.k.a. guiding-the-overall- learning questions) to serve as the hosts that invite the students to be active participants in the learning process!

20 Technically, there is great variety to the types of questions that are asked in the classroom… Essential Questions Supporting Questions Probing Questions Isolated Questions

21 3 Levels of Questions Literal (Read the Lines) Right There Answers Blooms Levels = First Two Inferential (Read between the lines) Have to Think About It Answers Blooms Levels = Third and Fourth Applied (Read beyond the lines) Think About It & Add My Feelings/Thoughts Blooms Levels = Fifth and Sixth

22 The Key: Standards Vs Questions Demonstrates fluent oral reading; varying intonation appropriate to text (K-3) How does noticing punctuation marks help me read better out loud? Evaluate various means for citizens to take action on a particular issue (Grade 6) If you are really passionate about a cause, how can you further it? Distinguish between goods and services and explain how people can be both consumers and distributors of goods and services (Grade 10) If you could start a factory, what would you make and who would be the buyers of your product?

23 How can you improve your students learning? In other words, is there a way that you can help the learning stick better ? Standards Curriculum/ Practices Assessments/ Evaluation The student will identify the three branches of government as organized in the Constitution. What is the backbone of the United States Government? Fifth (S. S.)

24 How can you truly improve your students learning? In other words, is there a way that you can help the learning stick better ? Standards Curriculum/ Practices Assessments/ Evaluation Recognize that seasonal changes can influence the health, survival, and activities of organisms. Why do bears hibernate and we dont? First (Life S.)

25 Life Science: Kindergarten Explore differences between living and non-living things Is everything on our Earth living? How can you tell if something is a living thing? What makes things different? ESSENTIAL SUPPORTING Are all non-living things made the same way? Are all living things the same? If something is dead, does that mean it is non-living? SUPPORTING

26 Adding Standards To Your Diary Maps 1.Click: State/Local Standards Tab. 2.Use the pull-down list to choose the standards you want to see. 3.Important! Check Subject and Grade bars to make certain they reflect your standards focus and your proper grade level. You will now see your selected standards with keyholes on the far left of the Standards screen. SPECIAL FEATURES

27 Adding Standards To Your Diary Maps 1.Click on the keyhole for the standard you want. It will open (latch will turn to the right) and you will see a little, square blank box (or more keyholes). 2.Click inside the little, blank box. A black check mark will appear in the box. Next, open the rectangular blank box (see blue arrow at right). You need to decide if that standard is being Introduced, Developed, or Reinforced in your classroom. Click on your appropriate choice. (Note: You cannot choose two!) SPECIAL FEATURES

28 Adding Standards To Your Diary Maps 3. Continue this process until all the standards you want have been found, marked, and included. 4. Double-check that your cursor is in the right spot (place it after your written-out content or skill) and click on this icon: This symbol will soon appear on your map and your selected standards are now embedded into your map. To complete the process, click on the SAVE icon (top left corner icon) or the SAVE button at the bottom.. SPECIAL FEATURES

29 Uploading A Document From Your Computer To Your Document Library To Be Placed In Your Diary Map… 1. Click the Document Library bar 2. Click Upload bar SPECIAL FEATURES

30 Uploading A Document … Complete the File Upload form by filling in ALL SIX fields… Note: The Browse Button must be utilized to get to your desired file containing your desired document. When all six fields have been completed, click Upload File bar (near bottom left corner of screen)… (Note: The document description is very important as it is used when the Mapper conducts searches!) SPECIAL FEATURES

31 School Overview (Make sure you have correct year!) There are 3 main columns: 1.Name of Map Creator (A Master Map will list a Department Chair or a Designated Gatekeeper as the creator, although, input for Master Maps are to be from all teachers within that discipline or course.) 2.Course Titles Red = Master Map Blue or Purple = Diary Map 3.Last Date a particular map has been revised

32 Best-Case Scenario for CM Implementation Start with a CM Cabinet of teachers across grade levels and disciplines, plus essential administration. Read/watch available materials; choose technology component. CM Cabinet either works on Projected Maps or Diary Maps for a determined period of time (to learn the ins and outs of mapping, as well as the technology piece). Introduce the concept to the entire staff and begin the training process for how one writes a quality map and maneuver the chosen technology

33 Two Essential Skills are necessary for creating quality maps…

34 #2 Low Technology High Curriculum #1 High Technology High Curriculum #3 Low Technology Low Curriculum #4 High Technology Low Curriculum TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM LOW HIGH LOW If possible, split your training of teachers into these four groups!

35 Best-Case Scenario for CM Implementation Ask of the teachers, in the first year, to map only one subject or one class period at the end of each month. After approximately three months of recording diary maps, allow the teachers time to meet horizontally to discuss the ease/unease of reading the diary maps, as well as begin dialogue concerning the vertical alignment.

36 Best-Case Scenario for CM Implementation Toward the end of the school year, have teachers meet vertically to discuss gaps, repetitions, etc. Before the meeting, the teachers should have briefly studied all of the schools vertical maps in their recorded discipline (called an edit review) and bring those notes to the meeting). The next meeting (should immediately follow the horizontal meeting) with vertical representation, share their horizontal teams findings. A recorder notes recommended changes or adjustments.

37 What are Mixed-Group (Vertical Teams) and Like-Group (Horizontal Teams) Reviews? Mixed-groups (Vertical Teams) consist of teachers and support staff across grade levels and like and different disciplines. Like-groups (Horizontal Teams) consist of teachers and support staff within a given disciplines or same subject and grade level.

38 What are the purposes of the Mixed-Group (Vertical Teams) and Like-Group (Horizontal Teams) Reviews? Horizontal & Vertical To identify the areas or priorities in need of change To examine maps for gaps, absences, and redundancies To raise central or extended questions and/or issues.

39 The Key to Mapping and V / H Discussions and Decision Making… Truthful Recording (Naked Cruise Line!) Adequate Times to Meet (Remember, with The Curriculum Mapper, you can meet via ! ) Honest Communication (Finger-pointing towards data only, not towards each other!) Quality Collaboration

40 Best-Case Scenario for CM Implementation After the vertical team meeting, the teachers and staff meet once again in their horizontal teams to compare all the vertical teams notes. Then the entire staff comes together to share results of the mapping exercise and what changes will take place, or will be looked into further. (Be aware the change is not always curriculum!) This cycle continues…

41 Reviewing EDIT Reviewing maps works best, and is most productive, when teachers have first individually edited the maps concerning the upcoming team meetings focus.

42 CONTENT: FOCUS: GAPS or REPETITIONS MY THREE CONCLUDING THOUGHTS OTHER CONCERNS ALIGNMENTS Teachers create a product (some type of recording data sheet) based on designated focus when they edit.

43 Curriculum Mapping Do You Know What Your Students Know? The only way to know for certain is to map it out!


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