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Recordings Available for LWI Webinar Series: Follow the Curriculum Building Road!

Author // Erica Clay Thursday, 02 July 2020

Blended, Hybrid, Flipped…oh my! We’re certainly not in Kansas anymore! The 2019-2020 school year was a challenge. The pivot to remote teaching and learning was difficult because many of us were working in emergency mode—grabbing curriculum content wherever we could find it, trying different apps and platforms to deliver that content to students, and trying our best to keep calm and carry on while surrounded by uncertainty. As an unprecedented 2020-21 school year approaches, schools will need to further integrate technology into their instruction to connect and engage learners.

What can you do to make sure you aren't operating in emergency mode again? Start by evaluating what worked well and where to improve as you plan to succeed in what lies ahead. As Glinda the Good Witch said, "You are capable of more than you know." Whether next school year is face-to-face, blended, or remote, INFOhio can help you make a map to build digital curriculum to use next school year and beyond. This summer, we’re off to see INFOhio’s curriculum resources. Join us Wednesdays at noon for 30 minutes as we follow the Curriculum Building Road.

All webinars in this series will be recorded and links will be posted. Questions about this webinar series? Contact us at support.infohio.org.


Follow the Curriculum Building Road! Establish Your Team, Your Purpose, Your Process

"You are capable of more than you know," Glinda reminds us. Just as Dorothy and her friends set out on a journey, next school year brings about a journey in teaching and learning as schools rely on technology more than ever before. Setting a path starts by knowing who’s on your team, where you’re going, and why you’re going there. Start by making a plan organized around the purpose, the people, and the process.

Consider your purpose for using digital content, take a look at how it is currently being used, and why you might want to integrate digital content into your instruction. Think about the people who will be doing the work and learn how to become expert curators and creators. Decide on your process for curation and creation to integrate high quality digital content and start your journey on the Curriculum Building Road with INFOhio!

Follow the Curriculum Building Road! Pick the Right Platform for Your Stuff

The Wizard says, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," but in truth that’s where the information being sought lies. Once you have determined your team, process, and purpose the next step on the Curriculum Building Road is a strong foundation. A critical decision for you, your students, and your district is selecting the platform to host curated learning resources. We will explore INFOhio’s premier curation and creation platform, Open Space. Explore how Google Drive connects with Open Space as its own curriculum building platform. Consider what is needed for choosing a successful curation and creation space with the right applications, tools, and resources that make it easy to collaborate, locate, share, and build digital resources.

Follow the Curriculum Building Road! Curate Standards-Aligned, High Quality Content

"You had the power all along my dear," the Wizard tells Dorothy. Discover your power to curate standards-based lessons, assessments, learning activities and more with Educator Tools. Powered by INFOhio, Educator Tools includes teacher-approved lesson plans, best practices, and other instructional materials to support blended, flipped, and hybrid teaching and learning. The resources in the collection are teacher tested and approved and many are aligned specifically to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Continue down the path of the Curriculum Building Road with Educator Tools for easy searching, saving, and sharing for all the resources you find! Finding quality digital content is as simple as three clicks with INFOhio!

Follow the Curriculum Building Road! Curating Quality Digital Texts, Videos, and Other Digital Content for Students

There’s no place like home. Complete your journey on the Curriculum Building Road using ISearch. Your home for digital content, ISearch combines the power of your school library and INFOhio’s digital resources.

Where can you find quality digital text? Use ISearch to find the right text for the standard and topic you are teaching. ISearch’s simple, single, search box will help you find text at all levels to develop content area knowledge and build comprehension. Find a variety of encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles that include read aloud options too.

How can you use it for instruction? Join INFOhio to learn how to save, share, and engage students with digital content that supports your curriculum using ISearch.

About the Author

Posted by: Erica Clay

Erica Clay is the Director of INFOhio. Prior to this, she was a member of INFOhio's Instructional Team. Before joining the INFOhio team, Erica was a Library Director and a Humanities Librarian in academic libraries, a Knowledge Management Editor at a university, and taught K-8 music and PreK. She earned a BA in English and Music and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University, and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University.

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