1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Educational Consultant: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
State curriculum standards and district guidelines are essential. But the key to a really effective curriculum is to get teachers together to exchange information about their lessons and coordinate everything they do so that day-to-day lessons reflect the overall goals of the school. But, teachers rarely get information about what their colleagues do in the grades above and below them. That's where Curriculum Mapping comes in...
Curriculum Mapping is a video series that introduces your school to a better way to plan and deliver curriculum in grades K-12. Two videos take you to actual schools where you see how teachers create curriculum maps and use them to track what students studied last year, what they're working on this year, and what they are likely to encounter next year.
Video scenes from actual schools and interviews with teachers and administrators reveal the many ways that curriculum maps help educators design a more coherent program for student learning:
In this program, curriculum expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs describes a seven-phase process for developing curriculum maps and offers examples of maps, detailed explanations for how to get started in mapping, and workshop outlines for teachers who want to learn the mapping process.
(ASCD DVD, 1999) One 60-minute DVD with a Facilitator's Guide.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.