Curriculum Mapping Sept 20, 2013


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Curriculum Mapping overview on Sept. 20, 2013 for MURSD on plans for the year, as well as Atlas Rubicon.

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Curriculum Mapping Sept 20, 2013

  1. 1. MURSD Curriculum Mapping Kick-off! September 20, 2013
  2. 2. The inspiration for our work.
  3. 3. The Game Plan 1. Why Map? 2. Steps to Implementation 3. Curriculum Map Format 4. Phases of Mapping 5. End Goals for 2013-2014 6. Resources 7. Atlas Rubicon Overview
  4. 4. Why map our curriculum? Instructional Excellence MURSD Strategic Goals- • Align all K-12 ELA and Math curriculum to the Common Core Standards using a common, clear template. Why else should we map our curriculum?
  5. 5. “Touchdown MURSD Students!” Improve Student Learning Foster Professional Collaboration Communicate Expectations Accountability Support District and School Initiatives Align to Common Core Standards Both Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
  6. 6. Steps to Implementation Stages Actions Awareness: Know it Learn about the Common Core Standards, Backwards Design, and Curriculum Mapping Application and Experimentation: Try it Begin mapping the curriculum using the online database. Use common planning time to collaborate on curriculum design. Ownership: Own it, Believe it Embed curriculum review into everyday practice. Use assessments to reflect on skills/content/standard. Advocacy/Innovati on: Spread it, Improve it Use online database of curriculum, resources from colleagues to collaborate and improve instruction.
  7. 7. Curriculum Map Roster •What are the big ideas and understandings students will keep with them for life? •The big ideas •They are the heart of the discipline •They have lasting value and are real-world Enduring Understandings •What we want students to think about? •Get to the heart of the matter-- -why do students need to know this? How can this help them in life? •Recur throughout the student’s learning experiences Essential Questions •What standards will the students be assessed on for end of year assessments? •MA State Standards •Common Core Standards Standards •What we want students to know and understand? •Concept (Statement) •Bullets targeted content points, key facts, events, knowledge to be addressed Content •What we want students to be able to do? •Starts with an action verb •Has to be observable and measurable •Bloom’s taxonomy of skills •“Students will be able to…” Skills •How do we know the students learned these content and skills? •Demonstration of learning •Evidence of student’s knowledge. Assessments •What instructional strategies and learning activities help our students acquire the content and skills? •Differentiated •Authentic •Engaging •Student-centered Learning Activities •What resources are available to support instruction? •Online resources •Textbooks, Books E-books •Manipulatives •Videos •Articles •Podcasts Resources
  8. 8. Forward Progress 2013- 2014• Curriculum Mapping Plan Roll-Out • Curriculum “Power Team” Trained • School leaders trained • Online Database Set-Up for all users Quarter 1 • Quality Curriculum Mapping Overview • Understanding by Design (UbD) Training • Unpack the Common Core standards and realign current curriculum • Online database training Quarter 2 • Revise current curriculum maps to align to Common Core • Use UbD to create Essential Questions/Enduring Understandings • Input revised curriculum into the Online Database. Quarter 3
  9. 9. End Goals • “To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.” Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  10. 10. End Goals 2013-2014 • Align ELA and Math to the Common Core K-12 • Train all staff in UbD Backwards Design • Complete Stage 1 of Curriculum Mapping Process – Identify WHAT are we teaching: • Common Core Standards, Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Content, Skills
  11. 11. Resources and Training Coaching • Trained Power Team • Webinars • PD Days • Curriculum Meetings • Shared Resources (on Atlas) Teamwork • Working Together with Common Goals • Common Template • Common Assessments • Vertical Alignment • Horizontal Alignment
  12. 12. Atlas Rubicon Online Database is a tool to help all of us: • Align to the common core • Map our curriculum • Collaborate • Monitor our progress • Improve our instructional practices • It is a WIN for us and a WIN for student learning.
  13. 13. Welcome to Atlas Video
  14. 14. Log Into Rubicon Atlas
  15. 15. Atlas: Curriculum Examples
  16. 16. Atlas Introduction Videos
  17. 17. Atlas Webinars
  18. 18. Course Development