There are infinite ways to map your curriculum. Your curriculum mapping template helps create focus and articulate the most important aspects for your school or district. Whether you are beginning an entirely new curriculum process or deep in the trenches of a current curriculum initiative, your curriculum mapping template is integral to your work, and the work of your school or district.
Supporting schools in building, revamping, and updating their template is our forte. Here, we share some examples, insights, and best practices learned from years in the education field helping schools design and mange curriculum processes. In this template overview, we provide example templates to get you thinking about how you want to structure – or restructure – your curriculum mapping template.
In the beginning stages of parsing out your curriculum map, we encourage you to reflect on the following questions: What is the purpose of your curriculum? Is your curriculum aligned to a specific pedagogy? Are there external mandates for your curriculum? What key initiatives do you want capture?
Knowing what characterizes your curriculum will help determine the design of it. Moreover, questions like these begin to inform the structure of your curriculum template. Establishing your template is a key aspect of initiating a curriculum design and development process. Consider how you want to use the curriculum and what specifically you want to capture, such as core content, interdisciplinary connections, standards alignment, or school mission.
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