Dissemination of Curriculum Modules
In the fall of 2016, Nevada State High School (NSHS) received a dissemination subgrant from the Nevada Department of Education to redesign the school’s curriculum used to prepare students for college into their careers. The school redesigned 30 modules using the best practice of “beginning with the end in mind” (Covey, 1989). The school began by preparing essential questions for each of the 30 modules and created a narrative, PowerPoint, activity, and video to help guide students and prepare them for college and beyond. Teachers, parents, and students continue to use these modules at or away from school on their computer, tablet, phone, etc. Artifacts exist for each module that can be edited for instructors to use as they see fit or modify to help meet their specific need. Lastly, these curriculum modules have been a great supplement to any high school or middle school class and can be used to develop an entire curriculum, used à la carte, or used in a blended or flipped classroom environment. Below is a quick guide to the titles of each module along with a link to the modules and their respective artifacts.
The video productions are rendered in an .mp4 format. Although each video production was professionally produced, a school or teacher may decide to use the PowerPoint artifact for each module along with Microsoft’s FREE add-on feature called Office Mix to render their own video in .mp4. More information on Office Mix can be found at the link below.