A great curriculum map isn’t 100% informed by an outside expert, and it isn’t 100% informed by inside experts (i.e., me, as a district curriculum coordinator). Multiple experts inform, implement, and revise a great curriculum map. Teachers, outsiders, experiences, student feedback, and, of course, magic. Even so, it is a professional responsibility to implement the curriculum with fidelity and “cautious optimism” while taking note of what works and what needs revision (Fullan, 2016). There will always be a need to revise, add, delete if a district is encouraging professional efficacy amongst teachers.
Hattie (2012) defines self-efficacy as ‘the confidence or strength of belief that we have in ourselves that we can make our learning happen.” (Fisher et al., 2017, p. 24)