Guideline: Being aware of basic curriculum mapping concepts is the essential first step toward developing effective curriculum maps. The resources offered will assist district and school staff members in gaining such knowledge.
This glossary of curriculum mapping terms has been compiled by Curriculum 21 (formerly Curriculum Designers), founded by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs.
The Curriculum Mapping 101 website provides an overview of curriculum mapping with links to downloadable resources and materials.
The PBS TeacherLine Professional for Educators offers Curriuclum Mapping I with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. This course "explores the history and purpose of curriculum mapping, your role as a teacher, the types of maps, and the various data collected in the maps. You will finish the course with a complete peer-reviewed plan to adjust the scope and sequence of your curriculum to apply in your classroom right away."
In this YouTube video, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs gives an overview of the history of curriculum mapping. This video runs 4 minutes and 23 seconds.
In this YouTube video, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs defines and explains curriculum mapping. This video runs 7 minutes and 21 seconds.
Purpose: Applying curriculum mapping within a district or school begins with an understanding of the fundamentals. These include being knowledgeable about the basic concepts, defining a vision for the initiative, and creating a leadership structure to support it. Element 1 outlines these tasks and offers resources for the teacher to gain such an understanding.
Purpose: Wiktionary dictionary defines launch as "to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation." Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process. The process involves creating maps that drive instruction, reviewing and improving those maps over time, and learning how to master mapping strategies. Element 2 outlines these tasks and offers resources for district and school leaders and teachers to launch curriculum mapping.
Purpose: Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process as teachers review and update the respective maps regularly. The process of updating their maps enables teachers to think about how they can improve and update their instructional approaches. The Element 3 tasks address incorporating assessment results into the mapping process.
Purpose: Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process as teachers review and update the respective maps regularly . The process of updating their maps enables teachers to think about how they can improve and update their instructional approaches. The Element 4 tasks address applying new instructional techniques and integrating technology with curriculum.