ERIC Number: ED411323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping the Big Picture. Integrating Curriculum & Assessment K-12.
Jacobs, Heidi Hayes
Although teachers may work in the same building for years, they usually have slight knowledge about what goes on in each other's classrooms. In a similar way, there is little knowledge at one school level about what happens at other levels. This book presents a way for teachers to make maps as a way to communicate about curriculum development. Curriculum mapping amplifies the possibilities for long-range planning, short-term preparation, and clear communication. Procedures for curriculum mapping, which is based on the school calendar year, begin with collecting the data and move through several reviews to determining the points that can be revised immediately and those that will require long-term research and development. Curriculum review should be active and ongoing. The following chapters are included: (1) "The Need for Calendar-Based Curriculum Mapping"; (2) "Procedures for Curriculum Mapping"; (3) "Reviewing, Analyzing, and Developing Curriculum Maps"; (4) "Refining the Map through Essential Questions"; (5) "Using Mapping To Generate Developmental Assessment"; (6) "A Case for Eliminating Curriculum Committees"; and (7) "Practitioners Talk about Making Maps." Three appendixes discuss questions about curriculum mapping and some sample questions and maps. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Teacher Collaboration
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453; fax: 703-299-8631 (member price, $13.95; nonmember, $16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.