Teachers met in five separate, smaller county-based groups to list the skills all students should be able to accomplish by the time they graduated from eighth grade without regard for grade level.
Teachers met over the course of five hour long sessions to divide the separate skills into three grade bands. These were skills to be accomplished by the end of second, fifth, and eighth grade.
Profile of a Technologically Proficient High School Freshman
High school educators met to build a profile of a technologically proficient freshman. Through brainstorming they generated a list of skills that would allow all graduating eighth grade students ready access to the ways of working at the high school level.
Crosswalk and Final Skill List
Elementary level technology integration specialists did a crosswalk through the preliminary skills and considered the skills and dispositions generated by their high school counterparts. They updated the original skills and divided the skills into grade level bands from PreK through eighth grade. The skills were implemented throughout the grammar schools in the Archdiocese of Newark in the 2016-2017 school year.
Through the use of Google Forms the teachers reflected on the students progress in the first year of using the curriculum maps as a guide. By grade, the teachers rated the students as:
Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process by Janet A. Hale
Curriculum Mapping as Professional Development (http://www.ascd.org/publications/ctq/spring2003/Curriculum-Mapping-as-Professional-Development.aspx)
Teachers reflected on the New Jersey State Technology standards which are based on the 2007 ISTE Student Standards as well as the ISTE 2016 Student Standards as they were under development and review in the 2015-2016 school year.