Curriculum Mapping: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Curriculum Year Overviews

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SAGE Publications, 2007 - Education - 128 pages
′Offers a new approach and is a valuable addition to the body of literature on curriculum mapping.′ùConstance Hill, Teacher Specialist, South Carolina Department of Education ′After reading Curriculum Mapping, I felt I had the knowledge and tools to show my teachers how to create their own personal ′curriculum guides′ and have meaningful collaboration with other teachers to coordinate instruction both horizontally and vertically.′ùMargo Gibson, Principal, Jemison High School, AL ′Easy to read and understand, and I feel I could begin this process right now.′ùJamie Jahnig, English Teacher, Central High School, Cheyenne, WY Create a blueprint for your educational objectives! Integrating curriculum with content standards and working with other educators to develop a teaching program makes instruction not only collaborative but also cohesive. Curriculum Mapping: A Step-By-Step Guide for Creating Curriculum Year Overviews offers teachers a customized, personalized process to prepare their curriculum while folding content into a larger curriculum map. Kathy Tuchman Glass leads Kû12 educators step-by-step through the process of developing a Curriculum Year Overviewùor curriculum mapùhelping to establish meaningful connections between content areas while ensuring that all standards are met. This excellent resource helps teachers, curriculum directors, staff developers, and principals map out the school year with an articulate game plan to follow as they meticulously educate their students. In this book, readers will find:A detailed definition and the purposes of a Curriculum Year Overview (CYO)The step-by-step process for creating a personalized CYOSeveral completely developed curriculum maps, blank templates, and suggestions for mapping specific content area skills from grade to gradeáDiscover how to build a strong foundation that promotes clear educational goals and results in a winning curriculum plan for your classroom and school!

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Kathy Glass is a former teacher who consults and presents nationally with K-12 teachers and administrators at schools, districts, conferences, and county offices of education. She offers a blend of professional development (PD) topics to target audiences in areas affecting curriculum and instruction. To deliver customized PD, she assists educators with strategic planning to determine objectives. Then she tailors PD based on requested topics such as, but not limited to:

· highlights of the ELA Common Core Standards

· implementation of the ELA Common Core or other standards-based curriculum using a backward design approach

· essential understandings and guiding questions to frame curriculum and instruction

· differentiated tools and instructional strategies

· pre-, formative, summative, and self-assessments

· alignment of six-traits writing instruction and assessment to curriculum goals

· unit and yearlong curriculum maps

· text-dependent questions to facilitate close reading, and more.

To help educators directly translate what she presents into effective classroom practice that impacts students, Kathy can provide a variety of PD opportunities (e.g., presentations, lesson demonstrations and modeling, coaching, collaborative unit design, etc.).

She is the author of six books: Mapping Comprehensive Units to the English Language (ELA) Arts Common Core Standards, 6-12 (May, 2013); Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K-5 (© 2012); Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9 (©2009); Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum (©2009); Curriculum Mapping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Curriculum Year Overviews (©2007); and Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction: Creating Standards-Based Lesson Plans and Rubrics (©2005). In addition, Glass has served as a reader and reviewer for Reader’s Handbook: A Student Guide for Reading and Learning (2002, Great Source Education Group) and as a contributing writer and consultant for the Heath Middle Level Literature series (1995, DC Heath and Co). Website: www.kathyglassconsulting.com; email: kathy@kathyglassconsulting.com

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