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The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development
Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson
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About This Book
Curriculum mapping is a powerful tool for school improvement, but moving into mapping requires a genuine paradigm shift. Perhaps you’ve tried curriculum mapping in your school or district, but you’ve never found a way to get the most out of it. Or perhaps you’ve introduced teachers to curriculum mapping but are unsure of the next steps to ensure lasting change.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson have designed The Curriculum Mapping Planner to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. The planner describes a four-phase professional development program composed of 12 modules, which are presented as 12 curriculum maps for professional development. In short, this book will help you map “mapping.”
Each module’s curriculum map includes possible follow-up assignments and resources. The assignments can provide practice for the participants, help them maintain focus on curriculum mapping, and help set the stage and prepare them for the next training session. The resources provide additional information and can be used in the study groups or as a support for the activities. And an online component containing sample curriculum maps, templates, and handouts makes it easy to organize and distribute materials to participants.
With the systematic approach presented in this planner, staff developers, teacher leaders, and administrators can work successfully together to create a curriculum that truly challenges and supports all students.
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About the Authors
HEIDI HAYES JACOBS is the president of Curriculum Designers, Inc., and she has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts, K–12, on issues and practices pertaining to curriculum reform, instructional strategies to encourage critical thinking, and strategic planning. Dr. Jacobs has served as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, since 1981 and continues to teach there every summer.
ANN JOHNSON is an independent consultant and the director of Professional Development for Curriculum Designers, Inc. She works with public, independent, and post secondary institutions nationally and internationally on implementing curriculum and assessment reform, developing high-quality leadership teams, and developing training and implementation plans. Her practical approach to design and alignment is based on her experiences as a classroom teacher, administrator, adjunct professor, and leader in schools that have implemented long-term curriculum alignment and mapping initiatives.
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