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Benefits of curriculum mapping
Throughout the curriculum mapping process, teachers engage in practices that reveal the benefits of it (Corwin Press, 2008). Teachers regularly collaborate to discuss what the key indicators are, how they are being taught, and how will they know if the students are meeting the goals set. The conversations may uncover gaps in the curriculum or what indicators are repeatedly being taught and the depth at which they are being taught. If a consistent curriculum is being used, teachers can collaboratively reflect on the effectiveness of teaching strategies and how they will address students who have mastered the content or those who may be struggling. The shared vision (curriculum) of the district is reinforced throughout the process; this avoids teachers working in isolation and also allows vertical articulation within content areas. It insures students are learning what they need for the next course so they may be successful in grade-level content. As the process progresses, the conversations shift from teacher-centered to student-centered learning. The process will be time-consuming at first, but eventually, the organization of it will lead to a decrease in the amount of time teachers spend preparing lessons and materials. If a teacher leaves the district, new teachers have access to what was taught, how it was taught and the student data.
Keys to Curriculum Mapping [Video file]. (2008). Corwin Press. Retrieved January 17, 2016, from Academic Video Online: Premium.

* * * How can curriculum mapping benefit the student and engagement in the classroom? When developing the curriculum map for your classroom you must keep the non-negotiables in place and add to your map what it needed for your students. When doing this you are looking at data and collaborating with other teachers…...

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