Concept Mapping within Arch identifies concepts essential for students to master to ensure learning of identified standards. It also streamlines the process of aligning these concepts to standards, units, lesson plans, assessments, and portfolios. First, concept mapping combines:
Second, once the concept maps have been created, you can now use these maps to streamline your day-to-day planning, instructional, and assessment practices while enhancing overall quality of these practices.
As illustrated above one can quickly check the content, skills, learning targets, big ideas, and essential questions that are being addressed in an instructional plan. The screen shot is the resulting concept map for the plan. This concept map is viewable for both the teacher and students alike allowing rich opportunities for discussion and quick access to related resources. Not illustrated is the fact the resources that are added to the concept are also available for immediate as one uses the plan.
In Arch, not only can one create concept maps for instruction plans, but also for: