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Standards-Based Digital Instruction
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Standards-Based Digital Instruction

How do you ensure that standards are being met when adapting and creating digitally-enhanced lessons? Learn to align lessons, objectives, and outcomes to ISTE standards and discipline standards including CCSS and NGSS. Practice using frameworks, like Marzano, to build proficiency scales that guide students and evaluate their work then incorporate best-practices from the Charlotte Danielson Framework, NBTS, and Professional Teacher Standards. Full Description


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Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

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Learning to plan for instruction and evaluation that aligns to both content and technology standards is a must for today's transforming classrooms.  Specific information with regard to math, ELA, NGSS, Historical thinking, Foreign Language standards helps you align one of your lessons to both content and digital learning standards like ISTE.  Then create proficiency scales and rubrics for your content area and evaluate your lesson using the framework of your choice. 

During this course you will build

  • A process to align current lessons to specific content and digital learning standards
  • A proficiency scale and a rubric that incorporates several proficiency elements
  • An evaluation of your lesson using Danielson or NBPTS frameworks 


12 Student Reviews
by Ruth T. on December 2, 2018
It was very unclear about the correct order of putting together the proficiency scales. Two questions during the lessons and two questions on the milestone were contradicting to each other and the videos as well. Other than that it was a good course.
by Melissa B. on August 21, 2018
Though lengthy, very thorough and informative.
by Lois C. on June 25, 2018
Very challenging.
by chanel w. on June 18, 2018
Awesome Course! I learned a great deal about this topic and am looking forward to recommending it to my peers!
by Erika B. on June 8, 2018
I liked the course. Standards Based Instruction is used a great deal in my school and district. However, the Milestone included questions that I did not learn from the videos or challenges. Which stressed me out quite a bit.
by Summer C. on March 20, 2018
I enjoyed the course and found it informative. However, there were a few errors on the milestone that I found disturbing. Answers on the milestone contradicted answers on the quizzes and challenges. I was able to go back and look at the same question in the challenge and the answer was different than what was considered correct on the milestone. I found this to be the case with three questions on the milestone.
by Marina G. on December 27, 2016
Great exercise. It was a tough one though, and in many cases, the correct answer may have been arguable.
by Suzanne D. on September 15, 2016
I enjoyed this class and thought it was really helpful for learning about how to base teaching on core standards and integrate technology standards as well. I liked the option of having two different teachers to choose from for each tutorial. I found the milestone test to be quite difficult because sometimes there was more than one answer that seemed to fit. Sometimes I had to choose multiple answers and sometimes the best answer. I felt like I understood the concepts but got confused with some of the vocabulary that seemed really similar.