These empirically researched, classroom-tested learning guides provide teachers with an all-inclusive teaching “kit” that keep students on track through a flipped, student-centered instructional design.
Replacing high-cost textbooks with a low cost, light-weight print alternative (roughly the size of a magazine), these teaching and learning kits “unfold” online via the cloud and provide multi-media, scaffolded curriculum designed to build the skills needed for student success in college and beyond.
Aligned with Common Core Language Arts Standards, these print and digital texts provide new Language Arts/Composition faculty with everything they need to ‘hit the ground’ running, and veteran teachers with a plug-and-play flipped instructional design package.
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STEM Writing Instruction
Using the Campus as a Living Lab model, this year-long 11th or 12th high school English Language Arts course or semester long college composition course guides students through a series of sequenced writing and research assignments that support the culminating project— a collaboratively developed Proposal that provides a research-based solution to a real sustainability problem.
Students apply what they learned in the first half of the course through a series of micro-lectures and an embedded closed captioned guest speaker series (GreenTalks) to develop their solutions. However, the strategies for teamwork and communication that students must apply in order to meet their Team Pitch/Proposal deadline may be the most valuable aspect of the course. With embedded supports for English language learners, the course gives students a taste of the creative problem solving and critical thinking required in today’s complex world and instills 21st century skills of life long learning, teamwork and clear communication—all essential skills for success in STEM.
Language Arts Instruction