Create-Your-Own Digital Curriculum
Now could be the right time for you to consider building your own digital curriculum.
Do you need to revamp your instructional materials to meet Common Core State Standards? Is your curriculum committee making big decisions about what will best prepare your students for college, work and the world?
Change is in the air! Changes that will propel one of the next big trends in education—a shift away from “big box” curriculum and a move towards a more personalized, adaptive, “create-your-own” digital curriculum. Key forces driving this change include:
- At many school districts the infrastructure is in place to support digital curriculum. Now the focus can shift to what’s essential to students—your curriculum! How can your school provide an interactive, engaging curriculum that takes advantage of all that technology has to offer?
- There is discontent on the part of students, educators, administrators with “big box” curriculum. It is expensive and doesn’t provide the flexibility that educators desire. Content is often outdated since it cannot be easily updated. Plus, your school does not “own” the digital curriculum that you buy.
- And perhaps most important concept of all—the growing need to customize and personalize your school’s curriculum to meet the needs of individual students, classes, or programs. This is not possible with much of the big box curriculum.
Are you creating your own online teaching materials? We would love to hear from you!