Mapping Moments

Published on November 9th, 2016

“Where two or three are gathered together, we will come up with ideas that one alone could not have thought of.”

-Karen Sollenberger, jr high science at St. Peter’s Lutheran – Columbus (after a curriculum mapping work session)

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“Curriculum mapping is an excellent tool to use for collaborating with other teachers.  I am the school librarian, and am starting to incorporate STEM activities into each grade level. With curriculum mapping, we can be collaborators on the same unit, and share ideas, and know what each teacher is working on. And the best part is, all of the information is in ONE place!”

– Carol Tucker, librarian at St. Peter’s Lutheran – Columbus (after a curriculum mapping work session)

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“Of all the initiatives I’ve seen come and go…I see the most value in curriculum mapping!”

-Brian Oberdieck, grade 3 & 4 teacher at St. John’s – Lanesville


“Curriculum mapping has provided a road map for my lesson planning. Also, the mapping process and collaborative conversations have given me a deeper view of student content and skill expectations in connection with the state standards. I appreciate that I’m able to gather and update resources for future use right within my maps. It’s been an awesome opportunity to make purposeful connections to Christian values and to document these moments for future use in my maps, as well.”

-Andy Montgomery, grade 5 teacher at St. Peter’s – Columbus – (after a curriculum mapping work session)


“Of course the maps are beneficial for my weekly teaching, but I found just the process of curriculum mapping of infinite value in effectively coordinating the standards with my daily lessons.  Mapping also allows me to carefully look at and record what I am teaching as well as where I intend the students to end up at the end of the year.”

-Larry Tews, grade 4 teacher at St. Peter’s – Columbus (after a curriculum mapping work session)


“It was exciting to have a group that was all at the same place, with the same frustrations, being able to share plans for going forward. I felt new energy after leaving the meeting.  I finally have a “plan” coming together rather than just saying “go map”. 

                                                                                                          -Dana Netherton, grade 1 teacher at Our Savior – Louisville (after the 2016 Fall Central/South Regional Lead Teacher Workshop)

 


“I loved learning how to insert video links directly into the map.  I need to retrain myself to use my map as a living document…one that is ever evolving! I am thankful for peers that can collaborate with me and share their ideas. We are stronger together!” 

– Joleen Krueger, Kindergarten teacher at St. Peter’s – Columbus (after a curriculum mapping work session)