An Educational Leader's Guide to Curriculum Mapping
Curriculum mapping initiatives are started with the essential goal of improving student achievement, yet the mapping process can be challenging to navigate or lead. While the main work of curriculum mapping is conducted by classroom teachers, administrators must be actively involved, and they must also take into account the demands curriculum mapping places on teachers.
This book provides administrators with the foundational understandings and specific guidance and strategies to effectively support a curriculum mapping initiative in their schools and districts. The authors discuss administrative leadership for curriculum mapping, including the roles and responsibilities of various administrative positions, such as the superintendent, principal, and curriculum director, and provide protocols and procedures for writing administrative maps.
An Educational Leader's Guide to Curriculum Mapping offers concrete information and suggestions for moving a curriculum mapping initiative forward in a positive manner and ultimately ensuring that curriculum mapping is not only sustained, but is embedded in the cultural consciousness and becomes the natural way of conducting professional curriculum work throughout a learning organization. The book:
- Includes brief but necessary coverage of theory and foundational concepts
- Focuses on administrative leadership with curriculum design in mind and administrative support for systemic change
- Provides administrators with guidance, protocols, and step-by-step directions for the stages of a curriculum mapping initiative
- Offers practical applications, realistic expectations, narratives, and real-life examples
- Addresses significant concerns such as time and resources necessary for sustainability
Reviews for Corwin Press
An Educational Leader's Guide to Curriculum Mapping needs to be in the hands of every educational leader who is focusing on curriculum design as a critical component of their school improvement plans. This is a tremendous handbook for those focusing on curriculum work reform in their schools or districts. Some of the book’s 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.
Diane Scott, Director of Curriculum
Lebanon Community School Corporation
Janet Hale and Rick Dunlap lead the way in explaining to schools and districts around the world how to sustain a curriculum mapping initiative. The pages in An Educational Leader’s Guide to Curriculum Mapping are filled with diverse experiences and telling insights. The authentic stories, practical guidance, and systematic recommendations are invaluable to administrators and teachers seeking to lead others in the curriculum mapping process. This book brings clarity to a complex process.
Ann Flagg, Curriculum Director
Gilbert Christian Schools
This is a practitioner's guide to developing effective leadership in all stages of the mapping process. The authentic and time-tested strategies shared in this book will guide your district through successful mapping implementation and ultimately reaching a level of genuine sustainability in the mapping process of your curriculum.
Bill Sheskey, Instructional Technology Specialist
Sheskey Learning Solutions
Seneca, South Carolina