World Literature Course Overview
What does rigorous, engaging, student-focused distance learning look like? That seems to be the question of the year. This course I developed as a requirement for my Methods and Assessments in K12 Education course during the Fall 2019 semester is a strong example of how to create meaningful distanced learning. The project was to act as an instructional designer hired by a school district to create a distance learning course. The course I created is for the 10th Grade World Literature curriculum and utilizes the Arkansas state standards for ELA as well as the International Society of Educational Technology standards for student learning. The ISTE standards ensure that students are using technology in a collaborative and interactive way to create their own work. I selected the focus area and essential learning for the course, developed a pacing guide with modules, and built out the first two modules in the Google Classroom LMS. The course included lessons, student learning materials, and assessments. Building within the Google Classroom LMS meant I was able to incorporate other Ed Tech tools like Nearpod, Quizlet, and Flipgrid into the lessons. The course is designed to teach students the process for narrative writing so that they can produce their own writing and critically engage with the work of others. The course itself can easily be expanded and developed into a scripted curriculum for teachers and I have used it since its creation to model for other teachers what a well-structured course on Google Classroom can look like.