Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Design Boot Camp - NYC

Option to attend 1-day foundations workshop or 3-day event

This Boot Camp begins with a focus on establishing a mission for curriculum mapping and a strategy for implementation within your school. We also guide participants through upgrading unit maps and the integration of assessment data into curriculum maps to improve student performance. Onsite coaching is customized to meet the needs of each school group in attendance.


October 24, 25 and 26 - 2018 | New York City

Facilitated by Hedi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock

Day 1 - Foundations for Shaping an Effective Curriculum Mapping Initiative

The first day provides a core understanding of mapping and the foundation for a robust and effective curriculum improvement initiative at your school.

Establishing Your Mission for Mapping | Whether your work is driven by a need to align to specific standards or to a particular pedagogy, we will help you develop a genuine purpose for your program that will directly impact curriculum and assessment decisions.  We will consider your student population, existing leadership structure and the opportunity to develop site based teaching and learning councils.

Procedures for Launching Curriculum Mapping |
You will receive guidance on how to get started with a curriculum mapping program at your school. We'll cover developing unit maps, constructing quality rubrics for assessment, and selecting and developing supporting technology. We will examine sample maps and case studies that demonstrate effective planning and communication within and between faculty, and discuss opportunities to improve learner performance through documentation.



  • Identify the purposes and possibilities for a curriculum mapping initiative
  • Review our four-phase model for implementation as a guideline for your school or district
  • Determine the foundation level of mission, vision, and goals matched to the specific needs of your student population and community
  • Engage in how to unpack, interpret, and bundle required standards to inform your curriculum
  • Develop strategies for engaging your faculty in the process
  • Determining leadership groups to support your work
  • Developing a year-long standards based context tool

Days 2 and 3 Professional Development Planning

Small group work and 1-on-1 coaching on days two and three allow participants the time and guidance needed to identify quality unit maps and assessments, and develop action plans that support school goals.


Integrating Assessment Data into Curriculum Maps | Together we will evaluate strategies for curriculum integration and devise a plan that meets your specific school assessment needs. We'll look at gap analysis and the collaborative inquiry process to examine student work. We will provide guidance around organizing and engaging staff in meaningful dialogue with the intended outcome of developing a consensus map that reflects your school groups mission and required benchmarks.

Upgrading Maps for the Contemporary Learner | We will share tools, resources and strategies to review maps with the goal of deliberate ‘upgrading’. We will focus on the strategic replacement of dated content, skills, and assessments with current information. A specific focus will be on cultivating the new literacies - digital, media, global.


Onsite Coaching | Personalized strategy sessions support the development of an action plan for moving the work forward at your school.


DAY 2 | Launching Quality Curriculum Maps

  • Develop approaches for launching mapping in your setting
  • Defining operational terms for different types of maps
  • Identifying characteristics for each mapping element  with examples
  • Shaping a unit template
  • Creating meaningful and responsive assessments
  • Ensuring that maps are aligned directly to designated standards
  • Informing map with the standards based context tool
  • Examining methods for emphasizing personalized learning in curriculum practice
  • Considering how brain-based learning informs the mapping process

DAY 3 | Informing Maps with Assessment and Keeping Maps Timely

  • Strategize to create professional reviews of maps
  • Considering protocols for reviewing assessments and informing maps
  • Creating self- monitoring tools for students to gauge their progress
  • Reviewing standards based grading and feedback systems
  • Upgrading curriculum and assessment with modern ‘replacements”
  • Integrating the digital literacy tools and applications into curriculum maps
  • Developing media literacy into curriculum
  • Expanding global connections into the curriculum
  • Sustaining maps with continually growing knowledge and possibilities

By the end of this 3-day workshop, you will have both a professional development plan and a curriculum innovation program that reflects the modern classroom.

NEW YORK | Oct 24, 25, 26 - 2018
Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Design

Nyack College, NYC Campus
2 Washington St, New York, NY 10004

1-Day Curriculum Mapping Fundamentals
Oct 24 | 8:30a - 4:30p
$397 or $367 for groups of 4 or more

3-Day Curriculum Mapping Boot Camp
Oct 24 - Oct 25 | 8:30a - 4:30p
Oct 26 | 8:30a - 3:30p
$1,027 or $937 for groups of 4 or more

Breakfast provided; lunch on your own - abundant options in the neighborhood.