The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Governor's Readiness Centers, has developed a new series on curriculum mapping as a core tool for communicating about and aligning curriculum and instruction across grades, subject areas, and schools. During the first year of the series, which included an introductory webinar, six subject-based webinars, and four 2-day summer institutes across the state, participants discussed the status of curriculum mapping in their districts, gained access to sample models and other support resources, and used guided planning time to take their curriculum planning to the next level. In the second year of the project, we shared curriculum map examples and resources from school districts around the Commonwealth during a Showcase Event in Sturbridge.

Team Members

ESE Leadership
  • Susan Wheltle, Director of Literacy and Humanities
  • Karen White, Curriculum Development
  • Marilyn Decker, Director of MSTE

Project Management & Facilitation Team
  • Andrew Churchill, Pioneer Valley Educational Readiness Center (PERC)
  • Anne McKenzie & Zach Smith, Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC)
  • Damon Douglas, Collaborative for Educational Services (CES)

Mapping Showcase
Information about our Curriculum Mapping Showcase can be found on Eventbrite. The event will be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA from 9:00-3:00 on April 30th, 2015.


You can view all recorded sessions and access the Webinar 1 & 2 PowerPoint presentations on our Webinars page.

Summer Institutes

The resources from the four 2-day summer institute sessions are available on the Summer Institute page for your reference.

Example Maps and Resources

A collection of example maps and resources available from the districts that participated in this project to date. Please visit the Example Maps and Resources page to download the example maps and access other resources.