Curriculum mapping is an effective unit planning tool utilized by teachers to improve PreK-12 student academic performance. Core maps were first written by Diocesan teachers to clearly articulate each grade level’s content, requisite student skills, and the types of assessment to evaluate what all students should know, understand and/or be able to do. Sub unit diary maps are created by individual teachers to list the details of lesson plans in terms of Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Lesson Targets, Instructional Strategies, Formative and Summative Assessments.
Teachers and administrators receive ongoing professional development in Data Driven Decision Making to continuously evaluate the implementation of the mapping process. Catholic Schools in Fairfield County have achieved national recognition – including an invitation to the White House and to school districts around the country – to share the mapping process that guides our curriculum and instruction. Overall, the curriculum maps demonstrate how our Catholic schools exceed the quality of the state standards. Diocesan teams of administrators and teachers have created an exceptional approach to develop academics in a faith based environment, which nurtures each student’s unique learning potential.
Please click here for the Diocese of Bridgeport Website to view our Curriculum Maps for all grades and how they directly compare with Connecticut State Standards.
St. Aloysius is NOT a Common Core School. Please CLICK HERE to read more.