Creating Vertical Alignment between your Core Area Subjects and Digital Learning Curriculum

Creating Vertical Alignment in your Digital Learning Curriculum

Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Barb Scully discuss the importance between creating a vertically aligned Digital Learning Curriculum that matches up to your overall K12 Program of Studies.

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This week’s question is:

How do you create a K12 Digital Learning Curriculum that is standards aligned and based on your Digital Learning Strategic Plan?

Weekly Topic

How do you Vertically Align your Digital Learning Curriculum?

What is vertical alignment?

  • Why is vertical alignment used?
  • Examples of a Vertically Aligned Curriculum
    • Music
    • Art
    • Science

Ask Yourself … What do you want your students to do be able to do when they graduate?

  • Presenters
  • Audio / Video Creators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Writers
  • Musicians

Decide what skills students need to learn to be able to do those skills?

Break down your skills into a Digital Learning Scope and Sequence

Decide what topics should be taught in a core classes and what should be taught by specialists.

Pair each skill up with a core curriculum skill so that the student needs to use the digital learning skill to showcase their knowledge of the subject.

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