Check-in on Curriculum ProgressNext Steps
Brings all of the pieces together.TransparencyCreates curriculum conversationA tool for the journeyEssential focus
Makes curriculum progress clear to everyone.Provides smooth transitions for our students.Allows the school community to work more seamlessly.Illuminates best instructional practice.
CURRICULUM MAPPING The curriculum design work determines the WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and WHO (grade level)
The curriculum structure describes what MUST be taught to have consistency
The Curriculum design does not determine the HOW, or curriculum practice. That takes place in the classroom.
Curriculum Mapping Process The BIG PictureState StandardsContent and Skills that are to be taught by all teachers at every grade levelDistrict Curriculum Mapping ProcessStep #1: Translating the state standards into teacher-friendly, unpacked languageStep #2: Creating Planning guides - UnitsIndividual MappingTranslating the Master Consensus curriculum into individual teachers classroom teaching practice
Two Types of Maps*Master Consensus Map*Individual Map
BOTH are needed!!!
It is not about the Maps, it is more about the Curriculum work, the TALK to create and implement the mapping data.MAP and TALK
Why a District Map?* Katie and Eddie are the focus of our work* Consistency in instruction and assessment*Alignment to the content standards*Increased accountability for instruction*Access to data about instruction, assessment and student learning*Vehicle for integration of skills in all subject areas*Awareness of other teachers work and best practices
Moving from isolation
to a community of learners.
http://edpower.rubiconatlas.org Brief overviewLog in and change your passwordDefault password: talentBrowse by subject and check that your faculty course assignments are correct
Mapping is a coin with two sidesOne side is the documentation the maps themselves One side is the review process examining and revising map cumulatively between teachers
FIVE TYPES OF ALIGNMENTInternal: The elements in a teacher or district consensus curriculum map align to one another. Cumulative: The curriculum maps build year to year; class to class K-12External: The curriculum and assessment maps align to external standardsTo Students: Curriculum and assessment maps are specifically designed to match the needs of specific learners in specific locations. Global: The aims and actions of our school curriculum and programs will help our learners connect to global communities.
Strategic Grouping for Professional ReviewsVertical K-12 - extended departmental meetingsTargeted Vertical- examples: K-1; 3-6 ; 7-11; 10-12Across grade level- all third grade; all teachers of freshmenTargeted cross grade level- interdisciplinary 7th grade team Extended team- special area teachers, special ed staff, ESLFeeder pattern- in larger districts only those sharing same students; within school following student groupsExpanded local team- virtual groupings (online); parents; community; internshipsGlobal team- Feedback and collaboration with meaningful worldwide educators and students.
Targeting Needs: Discussions, debates, and decisions will be based onWhat is in the best interest of our specific clients, the students in our educational setting?Their agesTheir stages of developmentTheir learning characteristicsTheir communitiesTheir aspirationsTheir needs The need for cumulative learning
What information do we collect initially on a map?CONTENTSKILLSASSESSMENT
All aligned with standards
Indicators of Standards-Based Teaching and LearningThe school develops clear statements of what students should know and be able to do.Standards apply to all students with high expectations for their successThe teacher knows how each lesson relates to district and state academic standards
Students know what they are learning, what standards are related to it, and why they are learning it.Standards are constant, instructional strategies and time are the variables.Planning begins with standards/mastery skills rather than materials.
Students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate achievement of standards.Assessment of student achievement is consistent across teachers and schools, using common performance indicators.Teachers work with colleagues to share and compare scoring of classroom-based assessments
How can mapping improve the classroom experience for teachers?
Brainstorm how this reflective practice could impact teaching?
What are possible benefits of using Atlas for students?Benefits for Teachers?Benefits for the District?
The Curriculum mapping process focuses are:
COMMUNICATION with your teachers
CURRICULAR DIALOGUE that clarifies and supports the goal of the map design
Communication plus Curricular Dialogue = COHERENCY
Its a process, not a product.
Its hard to put a puzzle together unless youve seen the complete picture.- Bonnie Campbell Hill
Sample Curriculum Goals
SchoolDepartmental/GLTeachersCollective accountability for a guaranteed and viable curriculum Marketing toolCollaborationTransparency Institutional memoryIdentity to the mission statementStrategic plan goal setting tool and operating planResource and artifact to inform the boardCurriculum drives the schedule and programmatic choicesStandards based, data drivenVertical and Horizontal Continuity. Intentional progression of skills and contentCross curriculum connections for students PreK-12Collaboration documentationSkill vs. ContentKnowledge transferIntegration opportunitiesDiscovery opportunity for teachers to identify areas of gaps and redundanciesStandards based, data drivenGuide for new teachers Organization while allowing for autonomyReflective growth through knowledge transfer and collaborationProgression of content and skills and making connections for students Discovery opportunity for teachers to identify areas of gaps and redundanciesIntegration opportunitiesStandards based, data drivenExemplar Community
Brings all the pieces together. (From the mission, how it is carried out through the taught curriculum to all the pieces that impact student knowledge.)Transparency (Collective Accountability)Creates curriculum conversation.A tool for the journey. (Evolves in sophistication as we strive to meet student needs through pedagogy, 21st century skills and our ability to create connections.)Essential Focus. (Reflects what is really important in the day to day teaching and learning in our schools)**It is a hub, central nervous system***Curriculum Mapping can no longer simply be a a process of recording our curriculum. I needs to provide a structure for professional conversation, for sharing of strategies, and for use of real data to make decisions.*Curriculum Mapping can no longer simply be a a process of recording our curriculum. I needs to provide a structure for professional conversation, for sharing of strategies, and for use of real data to make decisions.********