Phases of Curriculum Mapping

Published on August 30th, 2017

LAYING THE FOUNDATION

Things to consider:

  • What is the mission of curriculum mapping at your school? ¬†Why are you mapping?
  • What are the needs of the students?
  • How can curriculum mapping be used as a communication tool at your school?
  • What can the stakeholders of your school expect to gain from the curriculum mapping process?

LAUNCHING THE PROCESS

Things to consider:

  • How can all participants feel a shared ownership of curriculum mapping?
  • Why is it important to keep a vertical continuum in mind?
  • How should the mapping process be paced in order to maintain focus and momentum?
  • How can we ensure map sustainability?
  • What can be done to ensure all mappers are on the same page from the very beginning?
  • How will all mappers be encouraged to keep talking and collaborating along the way?

KEEPING THE MAPPING MOMENTUM

Things to consider:

  • How can the mapping conversation stay alive at your school?
  • What are some ways to ensure everyone is part of the process and no one gets left behind?
  • How can mappers learn from and support each other?

ADVANCING MAPS

Things to consider:

  • How will curriculum maps be reviewed?
  • Why might curriculum maps need to be refreshed and/or revitalized?
  • Why is it important to reflect on curriculum maps?
  • How can we use the maps to ensure a healthy curriculum?
  • What data is available to help support the review conversation?
  • Are the students still at the center of it all?