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Curriculum and Collection Mapping: Tools for Leadership and Connection


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  • 1. LIB 604 Libraries in the School Curriculum Spring 2013Curriculum and Collection Mapping Tools for Leadership and Connection
  • 2. 2 What is Curriculum Mapping? What Is It? − Curriculum mapping is a process for collecting and recording curriculum-related data that identifies core skills and content taught, processes employed, and assessments used for each subject area and grade level. The completed curriculum map then becomes a tool that helps teachers keep track of what has been taught and plan what will be taught. −
  • 3. 3 From the inventor of the process Heidi Hayes Jacobs - What is Curriculum Mapping om/watch?v=8etEUV zo2GE View also The History of Mapping
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  • 5. 5 Foci of curriculum mapping Three C’s: − Communication -- 21st Century curriculum maps are most often developed and maintained using an Internet-based commercial mapping system. − Curricular Dialogue -- Teachers take part in collegial relationships wherein they make data-based decisions about grade-level, cross-grade level, disciplinary, and cross-disciplinary curricula and instructional practices. Teachers become Teacher Leaders. − Coherency -- A combination of 21st Century communication plus curricular dialogue eventually equals curricular coherency. •
  • 6. 6 Phases of Curriculum Mapping1. Laying the foundation2. Launching the process3. Maintaining, sustaining and integrating4. Advanced mapping tasks − Somers Central School District Curriculum Mapping Handbook
  • 7. 7 Jacobs explains the 4 phases Individual videos: Phase I - Laying the Foundation for Curriculum Change Phase II - Launching the Process of Curriculum Change Phase III - Maintaining, Sustaining and Integrating Phase IV - Advanced Mapping Tasks
  • 8. 8Now:
  • 9. 9 Contents of a curriculum map? Curriculum maps should include: − Content taught − Life and thinking skills taught − Assessment types, quality, and frequency − Learning concepts that can be integrated with other disciplines at your school − Gaps or unnecessary repetitions in your teaching − Strengths of your program − Essential units and the questions that need to be answered about each − Standards (local, state, or national) that are taught − Performance tasks − Sufficient artifacts for student and teacher portfolios • Adapted from Includes a sample map
  • 10. 10Another PowerPoint on curriculum mapping http://www.sd104.s- overview-bd.ppt
  • 11. 11 Arguments for curriculum mapping Decline of the print textbook − The recent challenge from President Obama encouraging schools to embrace digital learning points to the probable absence of a print textbook in the future. Teachers will need to build their math curriculum, science curriculum, language arts curriculum, and social studies curriculum using various resources including print, audio, video, and hands-on experiences. Building a curriculum map is, basically, the only way teachers will be able to bring together their instructional plan of what they teach, when they teach it, and how (resources) they teach. • Is Curriculum Mapping Still Relevant? Written by Tamra Ranard on 22 July 2012
  • 12. 12 Curriculum mapping templates Curriculum Maps Sample Months/Units Template 1 | Template 2 | Template 3 | Template 4
  • 13. Useful 13resource pages curriculummapld6/Home
  • 14. 14 Curriculum Mapping and Libraries?
  • 15. 15CollectionMapping?
  • 16. 16 Process of Collection Mapping1. Data collection − Count total number of materials in collection2. Compute number of items per student3. Compute the age of the collection − Can be done for each segment of the collection • e. g. according to subject area or Dewey class4. Divide the collection into manageable chunks and periodically compare segments to the curriculum  Harbour, D. (2002, March/April). Collection mapping. Book Report, 6-10
  • 17. 17 Elements of a final collection map1. Brief introduction − Highlights of background and history of school and the school’s library, plus statistics2. Indicator of the size of the collection3. Indicator of the quality of the collection − Harbour, Collection mapping
  • 18. 18 Two otherdescriptions of the process of collection mapping Impact/progAdmin.htm
  • 19. 19 Phases of collection mapping
  • 20. 20Latest from Loertscher on mapping  David V. Loertscher and Laura H. Wimberley; Hi Willow Research and Publishing; 2010; ISBN: 978-1-933170-43- 5; $33.00  More than a decade ago, David Loertscher introduced the concept of collection mapping in two different books mostly to the audience of school librarians of the time. . . . For this new revision of the collection mapping idea, Laura Wimberley has added her expertise and together the authors have designed a book that would be useful to all types of libraries. collectiondevelo.html