Re-culture, Re-structure: Setting the Stage for a Successful Curriculum   Mapping Project   Dr. Suad Alazzam    © 2012 All...
Curriculum mapping is aprocess of gathering data onthe school’s taught courses.… an opportunity for improvingthe performan...
How can we ensure that thedesign of our curriculummapping project is supportiveof learning?
First Things First:Managing the CONTEXT of the  curriculum mapping project
Two Major Contextual       Aspects1. Re-culturing our school as a   learning organization2. Re-structuring our school as  ...
Curriculum                       Mapping                        ProjectManaging the CONTEXT of the Curriculum Mapping Proj...
Re-culture for  Learning
Re-culture for LearningWhere do we stand & wheredo we go from here?• What is our school’s existing  curricular culture?• I...
Look through these    four lenses
1.   The Culture ofKnowledge Creation &      Sharing
2.The Culture ofCollaboration
3.  The Culture ofCommunication &Feedback Channels
4.   The Culture ofOutcomes-Orientation
Identifying Needed     Cultural Changes• Assess needs• Identify goals• Prioritize goals• Plan accordingly: long-term  stra...
Creating a Culture     Strategic Goals        Action Plans      Progress indicators      of Learning          (Prioritized...
Re-structure for   Learning
Re-structure for       LearningWhere do we stand & where dowe go from here?• What is our school’s existing  curriculum str...
Look through these   two lenses
1.Curriculum Teams   Structures
2.Time Structures
1. Re-structuring our  Curriculum TeamsInformal        Formal,mechanisms      participatoryof curricular   structures ofde...
Levels of Site-Based Curriculum    Leadership Structures• Curriculum Council• Vertical (Departmental) Teams• Horizontal (G...
A Must-Have LeadershipStructure: Curriculum Council A Curriculum Council is a site- based executive curriculum leadership ...
Curriculum Leadership           Team Members            Roles & Responsibilities          TeamsCurriculum CouncilVertical ...
2. Re-structuring our Time      Reality Check   How do our teachers spend their professional         time?
• Teachers plan                       the curriculum                         (collaboratively)• Teachers deliver   •    Te...
• Structure time for planning  the curriculum• Structure time for reflecting  on & refining the curriculum• Structure time...
Curriculum Mapping = Enhanced LearningThe above principleshould also inform thedesign of thecurriculum mappingproject itse...
Now What?Now that the stage is all set, it is time to put onthe curriculum mapping            show. Any questions? Do not ...
Thank You! Dr. Suad Alazzam  © 2012 All Rights Reserved  suad [at] portlandstate.org
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Curriculum mapping is not a mere process of gathering data on the school’s taught courses. Rather, it is an opportunity for improving the performance of the school as a learning organization. How can we ensure that the design of our curriculum mapping project is supportive of learning? The first step is to take care of needed contextual cultural and structural transformations.

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Re-culture, Re-structure: Setting the Stage for a Successful Curriculum Mapping Project

  1. 1. Re-culture, Re-structure: Setting the Stage for a Successful Curriculum Mapping Project Dr. Suad Alazzam © 2012 All Rights Reserved suad [at] portlandstate.org
  2. 2. Curriculum mapping is aprocess of gathering data onthe school’s taught courses.… an opportunity for improvingthe performance of the schoolas a learning organization.
  3. 3. How can we ensure that thedesign of our curriculummapping project is supportiveof learning?
  4. 4. First Things First:Managing the CONTEXT of the curriculum mapping project
  5. 5. Two Major Contextual Aspects1. Re-culturing our school as a learning organization2. Re-structuring our school as learning organization
  6. 6. Curriculum Mapping ProjectManaging the CONTEXT of the Curriculum Mapping Project
  7. 7. Re-culture for Learning
  8. 8. Re-culture for LearningWhere do we stand & wheredo we go from here?• What is our school’s existing curricular culture?• Is it supportive of learning?• How can it be transformed?
  9. 9. Look through these four lenses
  10. 10. 1. The Culture ofKnowledge Creation & Sharing
  11. 11. 2.The Culture ofCollaboration
  12. 12. 3. The Culture ofCommunication &Feedback Channels
  13. 13. 4. The Culture ofOutcomes-Orientation
  14. 14. Identifying Needed Cultural Changes• Assess needs• Identify goals• Prioritize goals• Plan accordingly: long-term strategic plan & short-term action plans• Determine progress indicators
  15. 15. Creating a Culture Strategic Goals Action Plans Progress indicators of Learning (Prioritized) 1. Knowledge Creation & Sharing 2. Collaboration 3. Communication & Feedback Channels 4. Outcome- OrientationPlanning Needed Cultural Changes in Support of Launching the Curriculum Mapping Project
  16. 16. Re-structure for Learning
  17. 17. Re-structure for LearningWhere do we stand & where dowe go from here?• What is our school’s existing curriculum structures?• Are they supportive of learning?• How can they be transformed?
  18. 18. Look through these two lenses
  19. 19. 1.Curriculum Teams Structures
  20. 20. 2.Time Structures
  21. 21. 1. Re-structuring our Curriculum TeamsInformal Formal,mechanisms participatoryof curricular structures ofdecision- curriculummaking leadership
  22. 22. Levels of Site-Based Curriculum Leadership Structures• Curriculum Council• Vertical (Departmental) Teams• Horizontal (Grade-Level) Teams• Cross-Disciplinary Teams• Targeted Work (ad hoc) Groups
  23. 23. A Must-Have LeadershipStructure: Curriculum Council A Curriculum Council is a site- based executive curriculum leadership team that is formulated to support the implementation and the day-to- day processes of the school’s curriculum mapping project.
  24. 24. Curriculum Leadership Team Members Roles & Responsibilities TeamsCurriculum CouncilVertical (Departmental)TeamsHorizontal (Grade-Level)TeamsCross-Disciplinary TeamsTargeted Work (ad hoc)Groups Planning Site-Based Curriculum Leadership Structures
  25. 25. 2. Re-structuring our Time Reality Check How do our teachers spend their professional time?
  26. 26. • Teachers plan the curriculum (collaboratively)• Teachers deliver • Teachers deliver the curriculum the curriculum • Teachers reflect on & refine the curriculum (collaboratively)
  27. 27. • Structure time for planning the curriculum• Structure time for reflecting on & refining the curriculum• Structure time for teachers collaboration, both within grade levels and subject areas.
  28. 28. Curriculum Mapping = Enhanced LearningThe above principleshould also inform thedesign of thecurriculum mappingproject itself , not justthat of its context.
  29. 29. Now What?Now that the stage is all set, it is time to put onthe curriculum mapping show. Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask.
  30. 30. Thank You! Dr. Suad Alazzam © 2012 All Rights Reserved suad [at] portlandstate.org

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