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Our Proven-Effective Curriculum

  • 1

    About This Course

    • 1.1 - Welcome to Modern Classroom Essentials!

    • Why Take This Course?

    • Teacher Talk: Model Impacts

    • What You'll Get

    • Educator Survey

  • 2

    The Modern Classroom Model

    • 2.1 - The Modern Classroom Model

    • Three Core Practices

    • 2.2 - The Student Experience

    • Exemplar Modern Classroom Units

    • Teacher Talk: Planning

    • Make the Model Work for You

    • FAQ: The Modern Classroom Model

    • REFLECTION: The Modern Classroom Model

    • Additional Resources: The Modern Classroom Model

    • Summary + Next Steps: The Modern Classroom Model

  • 3

    Blended Instruction

    • Overview: Blended Instruction

    • 3.1 - Why Blend Instruction?

    • Research on Blended Instruction

    • 3.2 - Planning Instructional Videos

    • Best Practices: Planning Instructional Videos

    • 3.3 - Recording Instructional Videos

    • Best Practices: Recording Instructional Videos

    • Teacher Talk: Video Advice

    • 3.4 - Enhancing Instructional Videos

    • Best Practices: Enhancing Instructional Videos

    • Guidance: Making Videos Accessible

    • Start-to-Finish Walkthrough: Creating Instructional Videos

    • FAQ: Blended Instruction

    • REFLECTION: Blended Instruction

    • Additional Resources: Blended Instruction

    • Summary + Next Steps: Blended Instruction

  • 4

    Self-Pacing

    • Overview: Self-Pacing

    • 4.1 - Why Self-Pace?

    • Research on Self-Pacing

    • 4.2 - Lesson Classification

    • Best Practices: Lesson Classification

    • 4.3 - Progress Tracking

    • Best Practices: Progress Tracking

    • Teacher Talk: Progress Tracking

    • 4.4 - Collaboration

    • Best Practices: Collaboration

    • 4.5 - Motivation

    • Best Practices: Motivation

    • Teacher Talk: Motivation

    • 4.6 - Metacognition

    • Best Practices: Metacognition

    • Guidance: Making Self-Pacing Accessible

    • Start-to-Finish Walkthrough: Creating Self-Paced Structures

    • FAQ: Self-Pacing

    • REFLECTION: Self-Pacing

    • Additional Resources: Self-Pacing

    • Summary + Next Steps: Self-Pacing

  • 5

    Mastery-Based Grading

    • Overview: Mastery-Based Grading

    • 5.1 - Why Mastery?

    • Research on Mastery-Based Grading

    • 5.2 - Mastery Checks

    • Best Practices: Mastery Checks

    • Teacher Talk: Mastery Checks

    • 5.3 - Revision & Reassessment

    • Best Practices: Revision & Reassessment

    • 5.4 - Grading

    • Guidance: Grading in a Modern Classroom

    • Guidance: Making Mastery Accessible

    • Start-to-Finish Walkthrough: Creating Mastery Checks

    • FAQ: Mastery-Based Grading

    • REFLECTION: Mastery-Based Grading

    • Additional Resources: Mastery-Based Learning

    • Summary + Next Steps: Mastery-Based Grading

  • 6

    Learning Design

    • Overview: Learning Design

    • 6.1 - What is Learning Design?

    • Research on Learning Design

    • 6.2 - Learning Management Systems

    • Best Practices: Learning Management Systems

    • 6.3 - Classroom Organization

    • Best Practices: Classroom Organization

    • Teacher Talk: Classroom Organization

    • 6.4 - Routines & Procedures

    • Best Practices: Routines & Procedures

    • 6.5 - Learner Variability

    • Best Practices: Learner Variability

    • Guidance: Making Learning Design Accessible

    • Start-to-Finish Walkthrough: Creating Your Own LMS

    • FAQ: Learning Design

    • REFLECTION: Learning Design

    • Additional Resources: Learning Design

    • Summary + Next Steps: Learning Design

  • 7

    Next Steps for Modern Classrooms

    • Overview: Next Steps

    • 7.1 - Sharing the Model

    • Launching with Students, Colleagues, Administrators, and Families

    • 7.2 - Measuring Your Impact

    • Research Opportunities

    • Teacher Talk: Having Fun

    • 7.3 - Continuing Your Journey

    • Next Steps for Modern Classrooms

    • Final Reflection: Modern Classroom Essentials

    • Additional Resources: Preparing for Launch

    • Thank You!