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1 Prepared by Michelle I. McKeogh Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Mapping This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: Any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; Preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; Any rental, lease, or lending of the program. Using Technology in the Classroom Gary G. Bitter & Jane M. Legacy Chapter 2

2 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Curriculum Mapping

3 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Todays Challenges Changing standards and assessments Rising accountability No Child Left Behind Increasing changes in demographics

4 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 What is Curriculum Mapping? A technique for exploring the primary elements of curriculum What is taught How instruction occurs When instruction is delivered

5 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Purposes Address the total education of students Create a "word snapshot" Capture the content, skills, and assessments taught or administered by every teacher Organize this information into an easily accessed visual that presents a timeline of instruction by teacher and course.

6 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Who Creates Them? There are two groups of people crucial to the creation of a curriculum map: 1.the teachers who provide the information 2.the curriculum team who organize the information.

7 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Mapping is a Tool for: Communications –Between teachers, students, administration, parents, community Planning –Curriculum, assessment, reforms Resource allocation –Space, time, materials Staff development

8 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Mapping is a Blueprint To align content, skills and assessments Calendar based Help discover gaps and repetitions Keeps everyone on the same page Identify areas for integration

9 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Start by Looking at Samples of Student Work It produces a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your program.

10 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Keep the Focus on Results Focus on the measurable competences Approach skill development as multi-year endeavors –Dont try to get everything done at once

11 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 A Work in Progress Additions of new teachers Alterations to the program of studies Changes in state standards

12 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Concept Mapping

13 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 What is Concept Mapping? Concept mapping is a technique for representing knowledge in graphs.

14 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Knowledge Graphs: Networks of Concepts Networks consist of nodes (points/vertices) and links (arcs/edges). Nodes represent concepts and links represent the relations between concepts.

15 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Purposes Generate ideas Communicate complex ideas Aid learning by explicitly integrating new and old knowledge;

16 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 What is Mind Mapping®? A mind map consists of a central word or concept –around the central word you draw the 5 to 10 main ideas that relate to that word. –You then take each of those child words and again draw the 5 to 10 main ideas that relate to each of those words

17 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 The Difference Between Concept Mapping & Mind Mapping? A mind map has only one main concept, While a concept map may have several.

18 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Types of Concept Maps 1.Spider Concept Map 2.Hierarchy Concept Map 3.Flowchart Concept Map 4.Systems Concept Map

19 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Spider Concept Map Lesson Plan Template From Inspiration v. 6

20 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Hierarchy Concept Map Persuasive Essay Template From Inspiration v. 6

21 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Systems Concept Map Science Event Template From Inspiration v. 6

22 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Flowchart Concept Map Lab Report Template From Inspiration v. 6

23 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Use of Concept Maps in Teaching 1.Teaching a topic 2.Reinforce understanding 3.Check learning and identify misconception 4.Evaluation

24 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Use of Concept Maps by Students Handy way to take notes during lecture. Aids group brainstorming. Providing graphics for your presentations and term papers Outline your term papers and presentations. Refine your creative and critical thinking

25 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Critical Questions What is the central word, concept, research question or problem around which to build the map? What are the concepts, items, descriptive words or telling questions that you can associate with the concept, topic, research question or problem?

26 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Construction Steps 1.Select 2.Rank 3.Cluster 4.Arrange 5.Link and add proposition

27 Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2008 Suggestions Start from the top and work your way down Use different colors and shapes Work from general to specific


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