This DVD helps school leaders successfully implement comprehensive curriculum mapping in their school districts. The 30-minute DVD and Facilitator’s Guide (a comprehensive, downloadable PDF) are designed to be used for presenting workshops that to show staff how quality maps are developed and used to improve the quality of education for every student. Detailed workshop outlines—with activities, handouts, overheads, and readings—make it easy to run an effective meeting that supports curriculum mapping.
The video shows mapping efforts that are underway in an entire district and a single school. Mapping expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs explains the best reasons for systemwide mapping and the importance of clarity and flexibility in curriculum planning. Viewers will observe dedicated teams of educators—from district leaders to classroom teachers—creating and using maps to standardize curriculum, align teaching to learning objectives, familiarize new staff members with curriculum, and ultimately raise achievement.
-An ASCD Production