Heidi Hayes Jacobs is presenting: Curriculum Mapping- Launching Pads to the Future
The state of Curriculum Mapping is dynamic! Heidi will share her latest work and provide practical strategies on how to Upgrade the Curriculum in your school setting to respond to the needs o the “class of 2023″.
What year are you preparing your learners for? Consider changing your mission statement to reflect that you are preparing your students for the 2020s
Resistance to Growth
- myths- the good old days were good enough
- bring back papyrus
- The key to activities is lamination
- Habit of time and whom we meet with
- would you take your own children to a pediatrician who used the standards and approaches of the 1980′s
- ULTIMATELY it is a choice
History of Curriculum Planning
- xerox machine
Part of the curriculum mapping process is not only the content but also how we deliver it.
Beyond Reform to new forms.
Exporting and importing units of study, curriculum units of study. Not only can we share, but we can collaborate with other schools around the world.
Curriculum 21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs:
If you believe that an essential role of schooling is to prepare students to be successful in todayâ€™s world, then here is a must-read book that makes a powerful case for why and how schools must overhaul, update, and breathe new life into the Kâ€“12 curriculum. World-renowned curriculum designer Heidi Hayes Jacobs leads an all-star cast of education thought leaders who explain
Why K-12 curriculum has to change to reflect new technologies and a globalized world.
What to keep, what to cut, and what to create to reflect 21st century learning skills.
Where portfolios and new kinds of assessments fit into accountability mandates.
How to improve your use of time and space and groupings of students and staff.
What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective and develop the habits of mind they need to succeed in school, work, and life.
How to re-engineer schools and teaching to engage and improve students’ media literacy.
Upgrading starts a new habit of mind at schools.
Short term upgrades:
Revision and replacement of dated curriculum and assessment types with more vital contemporary forms.
Long Term- Versioning:
to new versions of the program structures in our school institutions that house curriculum and instruction.
Four key…school structures:
- schedule- short term and long term
- student grouping patterns
- teacher configuration
- Space- both physical and virtual
Strategic Grouping for Professional Reviews:
- vertical- K12; extended departmental meetings
- Targeted vertical: ex. K-1; 3-6
- Across grade level- interdisciplinary
- Extened team; special area teachers
- Feeder pattern- in larger districts only those sharing same students
- Expanded local team- virtual groupings (online)
- Global team- feedback and collaboration with meaningful worldwide educators and students
Mapping changes the nature of the school. We can see what is happening in the classroom.
Curriculum 21 Teams- Provocation (purposeful interest), invigoration, and replacement
- What to cut?
- What to keep?
- What to create?
Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Quotes:
Curriculum design requires us to make choices about what is essential now to help our learners for THEIR future.
Our standards have been written for other times. Standards are dated in their language and approach
Rethinking Standards, Mission Statements, and the Nature of Schools.
Replace one assessment type with a new one. Change one type of tool that you use.
Five Types of Alignment:
The elements in a teacher or district curriculum map align to one another
The curriculum maps build year to year; class to class k-12 and beyond
Curriculum and assessment maps align to external standards geared toward future productivity
- To Students
Curriculum and assessment maps are designed to match the needs of specific learners in specific locations for the future
The aims and action of our school curriculum and programs will help our learners connect to global
A 21st Century Pledge : A Curricular Commitment from each teacher:
What this pledge/commitment for Curriculum is NOT:
- turning on an LCD versus Overhead projector
- using a computer versus a typewriter
- using e-mail instead of notes.
What this pledge/commitment for Curriculum IS:
- An integrated useÂ of technology that enhances content
- An application for a specific unit of study
- Evidence directly in student products and performance