Course Description

Revise or Build New Curriculum with this Convenient Online Self-Paced Course

This course is designed for TK-12 educators who would like to develop impactful curriculum. Educators will work closely with an instructor in order to promote effective teaching for the current or upcoming school year. Participants will use the feedback provided to them by the instructor in order to create goals for the course and ultimately an implementation plan for their new curriculum. Educators have the option to refresh existing lessons and curriculum or they can use this course to build brand new content. You have the option to incorporate resources into your plan that will be impactful in the classroom. This course does not limit participants to a specific subject matter – students are free to choose the area of curriculum that they feel would benefit from a redesign. Participants can focus on the need for new resources, textbooks, lesson plans or modify their curriculum in order to align to new standards.

Final submission for all sections is due on or before November 17, 2024. Transcripts will be mailed out 7 days after this date.


Instructors: Various experienced and qualified TK-12 educators. See individual course sections

We highly recommend that you view the entire course upon enrollment (or beginning September 13 when it becomes available for student view), including instructor announcement regarding their grading schedule to help you successfully pace yourself.

Course Details

Number or Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:   This course provides continuing education for TK-12 educators interested in planning customized curriculum and/or lesson plans.

Course Format: Online Self-Paced, within given dates*. The course starts Monday, September 16, 2024 and should be completed on or before Sunday, November 17, 2024

*Online Self-Paced courses are a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your submissions and final project. Grades are based on assignments and completed projects. You have until Sunday, November 17, 2024 or sooner to complete the course. Please pace yourself to allow for instructor responses. Course completion date will reflect November 17, 2024 on transcript for all participants that successfully meet the completed course work due date deadline.

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What You Will Learn

  • Create impactful curriculum for the current or upcoming school year
  • Adjust current curriculum to ensure student success
  • Integrate feedback from instructor into curriculum plans in order to make enhancements and/or add resources
  • Identify tools and resources needed in order to create new or build upon existing curriculum
  • Create an implementation plan that can immediately applied to the classroom


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