How to design and deliver a comprehensive curriculum, so you enjoy a stress free and successful year.
If you've never implemented curriculum designing in your back to school routine, get ready to experience teaching on a new, exciting level. Whether you are a homeschool, public, or private classroom teacher, I'm certain you will benefit from this extra measure of prep work, and this will quickly become one of your "go to strategies" to launch a successful year!
Are YOU Ready for the Challenge?
Designing a yearlong curriculum map takes time, energy, commitment, and some know how. If you have the first three, I can help you with the last, but first . . .
find out if you are up for this challenge?
I'm Dr. Annette Durbin!
Welcome!! I am glad you are here!
As a lifelong learner, I have a passion for helping others be the best educator possible!
My name is Dr. Annette. I have been a K – 12 private, homeschool, and public school educator throughout my 30 year career.
I aim to work with like minded educators and education supporters to improve the impact of quality and effective instruction on student learning and achievement.
I also partner with the University of Alaska-Anchorage to provide additional opportunities to define my instructional craft and knowledge in higher education while mentoring preservice and inservice teachers as an adjunct professor.
Welcome to The Digital Teacher Blog Academy!
Designing a Curriculum Map
In Module One, we will define a curriculum map and its' purpose, review types of maps, consider all the elements for design, and learn the tools needed to get started. In module one, you will have clarity on how to design a yearlong curriculum map for your teaching context.
Creating a Yearlong Journey
In Module Two, we will use our resources, additional considerations, and student knowledge to create an overview for a successful and meaningful learning year. In module two, you will have clarity on how to create a yearlong curriculum map for your teaching context.
Developing Units of Adventure
In Module Three, we will use our roadmap to develop units of study, determine focus standards, plan instructional sequences, and create cross curricular connections. In module three, you will have clarity on how to develop units of study based upon your curriculum roadmap and additional considerations for your teaching context.
Launching Learning Lessons
In Module Four, we will launch into our unit of study, break down instructional sequences into bite size pieces, and create lessons to support learners. In module four, you will have clarity on how to launch purposeful and meaningful lessons to meet your students' needs.
NOTE: This is an implementation Challenge! By the end of module four, you'll have all the important components of your challenge completed. You'll be prepared to continue revising and solidifying your Curriculum Map, so you are ready for an exciting journey teaching this year.
Included in this course is a content specific workbook full of resources to guide your work in curriculum design from mapping to implementing a yearlong curriculum map.
This 16 video course provides step-by-step guidelines with samples to facilitate your work developing a personal curriculum design.
By the end of the four modules, you will have all the resources, training, and support you need to successfully implement a curriculum map for your teaching context.