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									Indiana Department of Education


   Title 1 Fall Administrative Meeting
Lessons Learned: Beginning a Curriculum
            Mapping Initiative
            November 3, 2008
           French Lick, Indiana



          New Albany-Floyd County
       Consolidated School Corporation

Kim Baumann, Brad Condra, Joy Lohmeyer, Teresa Perkins


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New Albany-Floyd County
Consolidated School Corporation
 17th largest school district in Indiana
 1,200 full time personnel
 750 teachers
 12,000 students
 13 elementary, 3 middle, 2 high schools, an
  area vocational school, an adult learning
  center, and alternative school programs



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New Albany-Floyd County
Consolidated School Corporation
 Free/Reduced Lunch   36%

 Minority Students    15.7%

 Special Education    19%




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Early Research & Training
 State Conferences
          Title 1 meetings (our mapping journey began in
           March 2007)‫‏‬
          Janet Hale (October 2007)
 Regional Conferences
     Curriculum Designers
          Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
             Phoenix, AZ
             Oklahoma City
             Park City, Utah

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Research & Training: Book Studies
 Getting Results with
  Curriculum Mapping
           by Dr. Heidi Hayes
            Jacobs
 A Guide to Curriculum
  Mapping
      Planning,
       Implementing, and
       Sustaining the Process
         by Janet Hale




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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard




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Creating an Organizational Structure

 Take a Breath!


 Who will lead this?
 Where will the time come from?
 How will we pay for it?




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Creating an Organizational Structure

Consider Barriers and
 Roadblocks
     Current organizational structures
     Time and schedules
     Attitudes and culture
     Leadership




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Creating an Organizational Structure

 Cadre
     Began as the LEA Improvement Team
     Morphed into the Curriculum Mapping Cadre


 Cabinet
   1 teacher + 1 administrator from each building
   Curriculum Chairs from each content area
   NAFC Cabinet has about 60 members


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Creating an Organizational Structure
 Councils
      Building Level
      1:5 ratio of Council
       members to faculty
      Cabinet members are
       also Council members
      District-wide we have
       approximately 120
       council members




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                        Cadre
                 LEA Improvement Team
                          
                           Cabinet
             One building administrator and one
             teacher from each building (20 + 20)‫‏‬
                                   
                    20 Building Level Councils
Each council consists of the 2 cabinet members and 2-10 additional teachers




                             All teachers                               11
Informing All Stakeholders of the
Initiative
 School Board
 Cabinet
 District & School Administrators
 Association
 Teachers
 Parents, family, community




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Informing All Stakeholders
 January 2008 the Cadre Presented
 Curriculum Mapping to the School Board of
 Trustees.




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Curriculum
Mapping


 A Journey Toward an
Unsurpassed Education
        for All




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     Agenda
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      Setting‫‏‬the‫‏‬stage…
      Why do this?

      What is curriculum mapping?

      The‫‏‬Journey……

      It’s‫‏‬the‫‏‬right‫‏‬thing‫‏‬to‫‏‬do!
     Setting the Stage
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     Setting the Stage
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     NAFCCSC Strategic Plan

       The  vision, concept, and conversation
        of curriculum mapping began with the
        strategic plan.
     Setting the Stage
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      No Child Left Behind (NCLB)‫‏‬

       •   NCLB is a federal mandate and
           performance is determined by showing
           Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
     Setting the Stage
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     LEA Improvement Plan

      •   Written summer 2007.
      •   Implementation is a board goal.
      •    Data and research validated the need
          for a horizontally and vertically aligned
          curriculum.
     What is curriculum mapping?
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        Is curriculum mapping just one more thing on
         the plate?

        No, it is the plate!
     The‫‏‬Journey…
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     The Present
      Establish the Infrastructure for change

          Cadre

          Cabinet   – District Level
            Teachers   and Administrators
          Councils – Building Level
          All Teachers

        Begin Work with Consultant
     The‫‏‬Journey…
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     The Future
      Building the knowledge base

       •   Informational Meetings with Cabinet
       •   Cabinet Book Study
       •   Summer Retreat with Cabinet
       •   National Curriculum Mapping Institute
       •   Professional Development Plan for 2008-2009
     It’s‫‏‬the‫‏‬right‫‏‬thing‫‏‬to‫‏‬do!
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        Focused on student learning

        Is being implemented around the world
         •   Scientifically research-based practice


        Teacher conversation = increased student
         achievement
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Informing Stakeholders

 February 2008: 1st Cabinet Meeting
 April‫‏:8002‏‬Teachers’‫‏‬Association
 May 2008: Cabinet Meeting Training
     Trained with Janet Hale
     Superintendent, Directors and a Board
      Member attended


 June 2008: Summer Retreat Cabinet Training
     3 days with Janet Hale
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Efficient Communication
E-mail Listserves:
CMCadre@nafcs.k12.in.us
CMCabinet@nafcs.k12.in.us
Distribution Lists:
Councils, Task Forces

Website
Newsletter

Binders
Surveymonkey
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Getting the Message Out
 School District    Jim Stanton.wmv
  Produced Videos
  starring

 Teachers
 Administrators
 Students




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Informing Parents, Family,
Community
        Articles in the Local Press




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Integrating CM with the District
Improvement Plan
 B1. Professional development in mapping
  will allow us to design elementary, middle
  school and high school ELA curriculum using
  the mapping process.

 B2. Professional development will strengthen
  literacy practice resulting in increased student
  achievement across curricular areas.
                        - NAFCSC LEA Improvement Plan


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Support for Curriculum Mapping
 Districts in Corrective Action are required to
  hire an Electronic Mapping Company
 IDOE has approved 3 vendors


    Atlas Rubicon
    Curriculum Mapper
    TechPaths




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Hiring an Electronic Mapping
Company: Our Process
 Invited the 3 state-
  approved vendors to
  make presentations to
  stakeholders.
 Sent each vendor the
  questions from chapter
  10‫‏‬of‫‏‬Janet‫‏‬Hale’s‫‏‬book‫‏‬   •Points to Consider:
  prior to presentations.
                             •Cost
 Compared their
  answers prior to           •Ease of use
  presentations.
                             •Support
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Hiring a Mapping Consultant
 How is this different from a
    technology consultant?
   A mapping consultant trains
    the trainers in
   Curriculum mapping
   Curriculum design &
   Curriculum mapping
    technology
   Works with leadership to
    plan and implement the
    training.
   We hired Janet Hale.


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 Teacher Facilitators



  NAFC hired teacher
  facilitators to coordinate
  professional
  development and train
  teachers and
  administrators in the
  Curriculum Mapping
  process.




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Training Requires Time
 The
  Mega
  Calendar
 Month at
  a Glance
 The
  Calendar
  Matrix




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Training Takes Time




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Training – Ongoing and In-Depth
 Consider the following:
       Who needs What training When?
       Who will lead the training?
            Teacher Leaders
       Coverage for trainers and trainees
       What kinds of groups will be trained?
            Grade level
            Vertical
            Content area
       How will teachers be given time to put the training into practice?
       Differentiating training
            Computer skills
            Curriculum knowledge
       Where will the training occur?
            Computer access, capacity, logistics
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Training




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Training




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Map Quality: Mapping is a Process.




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Map Quality: LEA Improvement
A. During the 08/09 school year 100% of teachers will
   be trained in the technology and components of
   curriculum design such as elements of a high
   quality map, unpacking [breaking apart] state
   standards, writing quality curriculum maps, and the
   7 step review process through a series of
   differentiated professional development.
                             - NAFCSC LEA Improvement Plan

Mapping is a Process

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Map Quality: Design
Breaking Apart the State Standards: What is Explicit
   and What is Implicit

    Through organized, intense professional development provided
     by our curriculum mapping consultant and curriculum mapping
     leadership, we are bridging the gap between the Indiana
     Academic Standards and classroom instruction using the
     mapping process
          - NAFCCSC LEA Improvement Plan

Compare structures in plants (e.g., roots, stems, leaves, flowers)
and animals (e.g., muscles, bones, nerves) that serve different
functions in growth and survival.
- Janet Hale
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 Map Quality: Design
 Unit Name Signifiers


     Binders on an Electronic
      Shelf
     Created by Task Forces
      of Content Area
      Specialists K - 12




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Map Quality: 7 Step Review
 It should now be clear that mapping is
  formal work (Jacobs, Mapping the Big Picture, 1997).

 Participating in collaborative curriculum
  design and practice conversations
  through focus/purpose-driven reviews is
  critical to your ongoing curriculum
  mapping process.
                          – Janet Hale


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Questions?




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