Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Instructional Coach Amber Hinkel on the podcast to discuss the importance of creating Curricular Maps that align to both Core Curricular and Digital Learning Standards.
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Question of the Week
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This week’s question is:
How do you create a Curriculum Map to support your standards-based and vertically aligned Digital Learning Curriculum?
What is a Curriculum Map?
What does a Curriculum Map Include?
- Content and Digital Learning Standards
- Skills Needed or Skills Acquired during the lesson
- Essential Questions
- Pacing Guides
- Detailed Units of Study
What is the Goal of a Curriculum Map?
- Creating Vertical Alignment with additional subjects or grade levels
- Horizontal Alignment with other subjects in the same grade level
What are the benefits of Curriculum Mapping?
What are the challenges of Curriculum Mapping?
How does a Curriculum Map fit into your Digital Learning Curriculum?
How do you create and align your Curriculum Map to ISTE Standards?
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About our Guest: Amber Hinkel
I am an experienced educator with over a decade of teaching experience in Florida, I am dedicated to helping teachers integrate technology tools into their classrooms. With a Master's degree in Instructional Technology, I have spent years researching and implementing the latest advancements in ed tech. In my current role as a Digital Innovation Specialist, I work closely with educators to help them understand and utilize ed tech tools. I am a certified Canvas Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, an Adobe Creative Educator Leader, and an ISTE Certified Educator. My passion for ed tech is rooted in my belief that these tools can help teachers work smarter, not harder, while providing an opportunity to level the playing field for all students. Through my work, I strive to share my knowledge and empower teachers to use technology in innovative and effective ways.
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