Curriculum mapping mulled by school bd.

It may sound simple, but maps serve a very valuable purpose in telling you where you want to go.

In the world of Education, in an age of ever-increasing standardized tests and accountability, curriculum maps, which serve as a roadmap throughout a given course to ensure standards are addressed and class activities correspond to objectives and standards, take on even more importance.

The Warren County School District contracted with two of the leaders in curriculum mapping arena, Jeanne Tribuzzi and Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, earlier this school year to learn more about the process.

An agreement brought before the school board’s Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Committee last week would bring Tribuzzi, with Curriculum Designers, Inc., back to Warren County for an additional training day in June.

“They have been an invaluable resource for us in going through this priceless,” said WCSD Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Gary Weber. “We are moving forward very nicely. We are requesting to have their services continue with us.”

An agreement presented to the board indicates that the training day would occur on June 11 and would cost the district $3,400 plus travel expenses. A note on esbpub.wcsdpa.org states that the funding is within the budget.

Weber said that this training would focus on the language arts department but would be a “full day professional development for all employees.”

“I think it has been a great process,” said Weber.

The request was forwarded to the entire board for consideration.