A set of content and/or skills that is organized around a set of Learning Objectives aligned to Competencies. Modules are often designed as student-facing (hosted on a learning management system) allowing students to engage directly with the material. Modules differ from traditional curricular units in that they stand alone as a complete learning experience (Modules can be organized around units).
- Timely Support
Unfortunately, the quality and quantity of online modules at the high school level remains far less developed than what is available for younger students. Because flexible-pacing is an essential component of Mastery Learning Systems, Many schools and districts encourage teachers to develop their own modules, which is becomming easier with the launch of sites like GooruLearning, Curriculet, and ThinkCERCA.
Tips for a Short Implementation Time-Line
We suggest you begin with purchasing (or using free) a performance-based digital programs such as iLit, Educurious, Eureka or Kahn Academy. The modules/units will already exist, and they will be student-facing so that students have access anytime/anywhere and can move at their own pace.
Curated Resources: This collection of resources from the field includes models and exemplars, as well as “DIY” guidance to facilitate your exploration of this term.