Helping Teachers Engage Students in Seamless, Deeply-Digital Learning: The Roles of University Faculty
Abstract: Digital curricula makes learning possible for teachers and students during the global pandemic. With students in classrooms, at home, and a mix between the two, learning must be seamless and deeply digital. While Open Education Resources (OER) are readily available, by and large, they are objects, not lessons, full semester units, or whole-year curricula. The Collabrify Roadmap platform enables educators to draw on OER in order to create lessons, units, and whole-year curricula. Faculty from three universities and a team of classroom teachers came together to use the Collabrify Roadmap Platform, a free, digital learning environment developed by the Center for Digital Curricula at the University of Michigan, and create year-long, deeply-digital, standards-aligned CCSS curricula for the four core subjects for K - 5, as well professional development resources for teachers. More than 3500 K - 5 students in Michigan have been using those curricula since the start of the 2020 - 21 school year on a daily basis. Faculty from three institutions will discuss the design of the Collabrify Roadmap platform, curricula, teacher professional development, survey data, as well as share about their partnership.
Presider: Rachel Knox, University of Central Florida