Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600


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Overview of Curriculum Mapping Process

The Fox Chapel Area School District (FCASD) follows a process of curriculum mapping based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) model developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. The FCASD model now incorporates elements of Differentiated Instruction based on the work by Carol Ann Tomlison and Sara Lampe.

Professional educators in the school district use an online system developed by OnHand Schools to develop a curriculum map that incorporates elements, such as "Know, Understand, and Do" that are part of Differentiated Instruction within a UbD framework that includes three stages of curriculum design: 

Stage 1: Desired Results - Includes Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Knowledge and Skills

Stage 2: Evidence - Includes Assessment and Performance Tasks 

Stage 3: Learning Plan - Includes the sequencing of learning.


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