Monday, August 25, 2014

Digital Technology and Curriculum Development

Technology-based education is being fuelled by the rapid advances in computer and information technology. It is no surprise that every aspect of modern life is influenced by the ease and speed of technology. In education, changes in assessment and instruction are emerging in response to important developments in educational standards and curriculum. Problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills that can be used to accomplish tasks are emerging to the forefront. The advances in technology-based education is shaping new ways of teaching and new ways of learning.

In order to support districts and charter schools in their effort to implement these advancing methods, ATI is launching a new assessment and instruction initiative introducing Technology Enhanced (TE) items through formative assessments rendered in the course of dialogic instruction. On October 16, Alhambra Elementary School District and Assessment Technology Incorporated will co-host a seminar sharing information about the latest advancements in digital curriculum. Key points will cover how to:
  • Digitally integrate AZCCRS, the new science standards and non-state-tested subject areas (e.g., art, music, etc) into curriculum, assessment, and reporting.
  • Rapidly build and deploy (both online and offline) curricula including Instructional Units, specifying the scope and sequence of local curriculum, lessons, assignments, and assessments.
  • Implement an effective and cost-efficient way to meet the recognized need for both students and educators to engage in 21st century learning, AZCCRS instruction, and assessments.

To learn more about this initiative, watch for registration details or contact ATI.

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