This course is designed for educators in the K-12 classroom and allows for creative planning of new curriculum or revision of existing curriculum, with the goal of creating inspired learning. Participants will choose an instructor they feel best fits their subject matter and grade level. Participants coursework plans can include the introduction of new materials, designing new lessons, implementing new resources, converting curriculum to online/remote modality, revising current curriculum or implementing a new strategy. After instructor approval of the coursework plan, participants will receive instructor feedback as they move through the course.
This course is a 4-unit course. We also offer other unit options in a 3-unit (EDU-X797K3) and 6-unit (EDU-X797K6) version. Make sure to enroll in the correct course based on the number of units you wish to earn, choosing only one of the three courses. This course is to be completed over the 2023 Spring/Summer term in our Online Self-Paced format within set start and end dates. Work at your own pace within the set time frame and receive instructor feedback after each assignment submitted. You will create a coursework plan and work toward a culminating project and portfolio that details your planning and preparation.
Steps to Enroll:
Enrollment for this 4-unit course is available January 9 through August 14, 2023.
Choose an instructor - Instructor Bios. Enroll in the section that corresponds to the instructor that you choose, each instructor has a 6, 4 and 3-unit section.
Final submission deadline for all assignments is on or before September 11, 2023.
The content for this course is equivalent to EDU-X797K3 and EDU-X797K6—enroll in only one of the three.
Number of Units: 4.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for PK-12 educators interested in planning customized curriculum ahead of the next school year.
Course Format: Online Self-Paced* to be completed within set dates, March 6 - September 11, 2023 (4 check-ins plus final project)
*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 Gallery submissions and your final project. You have until September 11, 2023 to complete the course. Transcript completion date will reflect the date your final project is submitted.
Course Materials: None
Instructors: Various experienced and qualified K-12 educators
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
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It was wonderful to be able to compile curriculum and earn credit for it, since this is something that I have to do anyway in order to do my job! I was also able to put together a comprehensive curriculum for my small school district, and I am grateful for the opportunity to get feedback on this resource.
I was able to thoughtfully organize an entire unit of curriculum to present to students in the fall. The opportunity to refresh, improve, and expand course content is a brilliant use of time and professional development!
I have gotten so much value from the curriculum design and writing courses! It gave me the time and drive to sit down and really focus on my curriculum. I have been able to create some really powerful curriculum that I would probably not have otherwise done!
This is definitely one of my favorite classes. I can tailor it to the needs of my classroom and I always walk away with usable material.
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