DEFINING A ROAD MAP
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Upon initiating the curriculum mapping plan, Ada (Oklahoma) City Schools provided its school principals with the following road map defining the initiative's direction. Each principal could then use this road map to create a curriculum mapping vision for his or her school.
I. Mapping Timeline
The long range plan is to map the curriculum in specific CORE subject areas each year:
- 2005-2006 Mathematics
- 2006-2007 Reading
- 2007-2008 Language Arts
- 2008-2009 Science
- 2009-2010 Social Studies
The maps will never be FINISHED. They are fluid and will change as needs change. However, it will provide a roadmap of expectations that has been developed by grade level/subject area teachers from the Oklahoma Priority Academic Standards.
The district has purchased curriculum mapping software, which will allow teachers to create, edit and store curriculum maps.
II. Professional Development
Ideally, professional development will not be random. The district's goal is to provide/design professional development programs which match the needs established from the curriculum maps or those determined from assessment data.
It is the district's belief that teaching writing and editing skills should not be the sole responsibility of language arts teachers. The district's goal is to place an emphasis on literacy by requiring the editing of work in all subject areas at every grade level. Teachers will introduce grade-level appropriate editing skills and will map those skills in concert with content skills.
IV. Test Preparation
Test preparation strategies will be mapped at each grade level. These strategies will include the study of high frequency words, implementation of benchmark tests and the use of skill specific practice tests.
Source: Ada City School District, Ada, Oklahoma
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