An Educational Leader's Guide to Curriculum Mapping
Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Cultures
Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
"This book could save you precious time when implementing a curriculum mapping initiative! From theoretical information to practical advice for planning and sustaining systemic change, this book provides valuable tools for supporting your curriculum mapping work."
—Mary Helen Hart, Curriculum and Grants Coordinator
Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, Richford, VT
"Curriculum mapping is multifaceted and systemic, thus requiring time, buy-in, collaboration, and thoughtful planning by school leaders. Hale and Dunlap guide leaders by providing sound advice, steps to follow, and anecdotes for small and large districts that are beginning mapping or trying to reinvigorate their current mapping efforts."
—Janet Boyle, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Center Grove Community Schools, Greenwood, IN
Lead a collaborative and sustainable curriculum mapping initiative!
A powerful, data-driven tool for school improvement and systemic change, curriculum mapping depends on strong administrative and teacher leadership for successful implementation. This comprehensive book shows how school- and district-level leaders can guide an effective curriculum mapping initiative—one that results in positive, long-term improvements in student achievement.
Written by nationally known experts in curriculum mapping, this practical guide shows how to create the culture and structure needed to effectively align curriculum, meet standards, and work collaboratively. Addressing the specific roles of district leaders, curriculum directors, principals, and teacher leaders, the authors focus on:
- An overview of the key concepts and processes of curriculum mapping
- Leadership strategies for each phase, including discussion of roles and responsibilities
- Insights on developing effective teacher leadership, with suggestions for allocating time and resources
- Information about how leaders can create professional development maps and professional roles maps
- Real-life examples of educational leaders' curriculum mapping experiences
Discover valuable tools and insights that support knowledgeable, inspired leadership of curriculum mapping initiatives!
“A thoroughly detailed and insightful account of the leadership required for curriculum mapping success.”
“This book elevates the importance of the curriculum mapping process. It guides readers to think about the planning and administrative support needed for this initiative to have a lasting impact on the improvement of education in a district or school.”
“My story begins, and still continues, with the learning that I have gleaned from reading Janet Hale’s books and the firsthand coaching I’ve received from her. She has provided me with the direction and sequential steps necessary to launch curriculum mapping successfully. I would like to see every administrator with whom I am currently working read this book. It would strengthen the initiative and make my job as their shared curriculum coordinator more effective and productive.”
“As secondary curriculum coordinator, I wish our curriculum council and building administrators would have conducted a study on this book before starting our journey. It gives steps for successfully implementing curriculum mapping. We would have avoided gaps of knowledge, miscommunication, and loss of time. For those districts needing to reorganize their strategies, like our district, this book provides the strategies to get it right.”
"This is a practitioner's guide to developing effective leadership in all stages of the mapping process. The authentic and time-tested strategies guide your district through successful mapping implementation and ultimately to a level of genuine sustainability in the mapping process."
"This book could save you precious time when implementing a curriculum mapping initiative! From theoretical information to practical advice for planning and sustaining systemic change, this book provides valuable tools for supporting your curriculum mapping work. It is ideal reading for study groups and individuals who want to deepen their understanding of curriculum mapping and the many factors that influence its success."
"Hale and Dunlap help educators navigate the complex system of curriculum mapping and provide extensive advice to school and district leadership teams. For district teams dedicated to creating a culture for systemic and collaborative curriculum mapping, this book is a valuable tool to propel principals, teachers, and district administrators into becoming adventuresome curriculum designers."
"Janet Hale and Rick Dunlap lead the way in explaining to schools and districts how to sustain a curriculum mapping initiative. The pages are filled with diverse experiences and telling insights. The authentic stories, practical guidance, and systematic recommendations are invaluable to administrators and teachers leading others in the curriculum mapping process. This book brings clarity to a complex process."
"This is a tremendous handbook for those focusing on curriculum work reform in their schools or districts. Highlights include insight about the systematic nature of curriculum mapping; a framework for empowering teachers as leaders; and providing a variety of tools to guide and support school leaders as they design, apply, and modify curriculum on an ongoing basis."
"School leaders embarking on a curriculum mapping initiative should read and study this book before they move into the work. Curriculum mapping is multifaceted and systemic, thus requiring time, buy-in, collaboration, and thoughtful planning by school leaders. Hale and Dunlap guide leaders by providing sound advice, steps to follow, and anecdotes illustrating issues to be considered, offering examples for small and large districts that are beginning mapping or trying to reinvigorate or fix their current mapping efforts. I wish I had this book five years ago, as it would have saved me several headaches!"
Sample Materials & Chapters
Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Chapter 1: What Shifts in Thinking Are Imperative for Collaborative Curriculum M