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  • 1. Mapping the Big Picture Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK glennw@essdack.org
  • 2. Whadda ya know?
  • 3. What measurable, accurate data exists that explains why the Oakland Athletics baseball team have consistently won more games over the last five years than any other team in baseball . . . . . . even though they have one of the lowest payrolls?
  • 4. “The Book” says:
  • 5. “The Book” says: • RBIs measure true batting skill • Walks are neutral • Fielding percentage is useful • Steals are good
  • 6. What measurable, useful data exists to find great players that no one else knows about?
  • 7. Beane ignored “the Book” $
  • 8. Moneyball beats the “Curse”
  • 9. What measurable, useful data exists that helps you understand assessment results for your building?
  • 10. Three different kinds of data According to Dennis Fox . . .
  • 11. Outcome / evidence of student learning • Test scores, attendance, behavior, surveys
  • 12. Demographic / variables that affect student learning • Race, family, SES, ELL, SPED
  • 13. These two types of data are what most schools focus on
  • 14. First type doesn’t really explain much
  • 15. And we can’t really control the second
  • 16. Process data - variables focused on the teacher / school • Instruction, strategies, resources, technology, assessment types
  • 17. Third type gives us different stats • Curriculum mapping helps you organize this “new” type of data
  • 18. “Calendar based curriculum mapping is a procedure for collecting a database of the operational curriculum in a school and/or district.”
  • 19. Written vs. taught vs. learned
  • 20. Huh?! Write down what actually happens in your classroom Share your document with others Use this new information to modify classroom instruction / learning
  • 21. Why mapping?
  • 22. Zoom! Recreate the story
  • 23. It’s the Big Picture!
  • 24. Why mapping? Identifies gaps & repetitions in learning Encourages alignment between written & taught curriculums Encourages integration across content areas Encourages “positive” teacher accountability
  • 25. So what’s it look like?
  • 26. “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you’ve got to start doing things that you’ve never done before.” Stephan Covey The 8th Habit
  • 27. Whadda ya got?