Will you be participating in curriculum writing this year? If so, mapping resources to the district curriculum is a critical task in the process. Having materials mapped to the district curriculum saves teachers hours of work and helps facilitate standards-aligned instruction.
This two-part blog series contains stepped-out guidance and important tips to help you map your resources to the district’s curriculum.
The first blog provides tips to help you prepare for an efficient process. We discuss: developing a common definition of alignment, becoming familiar with your materials, and selecting citations (lessons, activities quizzes) in your materials to map to the district curriculum. The second blog discusses: how to cite the aligned content in your material, where to look for additional aligned citations, resources for resolving alignment disagreements, and more.
If these DIY resources do not provide sufficient support, consider our new online courses:
- What Alignment Means and Why It Matters (and How to Do It!)
- Mapping Instructional Materials to Your Curriculum
These two-hour, self-paced courses provide instruction, skills practice, and a workbook to help you master the art of mapping your instructional materials to your district curriculum. Individual educators can enroll in a pre-scheduled course ($35 per course). Participants have two weeks to complete the course, and a certificate of completion is provided for professional learning credit., Alternatively, districts/campuses can enroll in a “closed” course facilitated by Learning LIst’s Chief Academic Officer. Contact us to learn more about the courses.