Course DescriptionThis course introduces the concept of students as content creators, providing a rationale and describing how it aligns with state or common core standards. Beyond concepts, the course includes examples of student-created content, an exploration of available digital tools, and how to incorporate the process of student-created content into lesson plans and assessments. This course is intended for teachers at all grade levels in all subject areas.
Lesson 1: The Concept of Students as Content Creators
What is it, and why should I do it?
Learn what “students as content creators” means and why educators are embracing this new way of engaging and teaching students. By reading documentation produced by practicing teachers and watching this process in action, you'll begin to develop an understanding of the value of this type of instruction.
Lesson 2: The Link to State Standards
How does it meet my required standards?
Examine state and common core standards, as well as lesson plans associated with student content creation. Discern the standards for your school district, and evaluate lesson ideas that may be appropriate for use with your students.
Lesson 3: Examples of Student-Created Content
What does it look like?
Study examples of student-created content to help get your wheels turning on what you can do with your students. Your goal for this lesson is to begin assessing various types of student-created content and think about how you might use SCC in your classroom.
Lesson 4: The Process of Student Content Creation
How is it done?
Explore ways to allow your students to create content rather than consume content from you. Apply the concept by developing a lesson plan that allows students to create content that demonstrates their mastery of the lesson skill. Your goal is to think about upcoming topics you will teach and decide where student-created content might fit in, then create a real lesson plan that you can use with your students.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Understand the concept of students as content creators (SCC).
- Identify ways that SCC meets state standards.
- Analyze examples of student-created content.
- Evaluate tools and resources for incorporating student-created content in the classroom.
- Write a lesson plan that incorporates student-created content.
Participants will have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
- Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience
- CPU: 1 GHz or higher
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
- Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
- Mac OSX 10 or higher
- Latest Chrome OS
- Latest Linux distributions
- NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
- Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience
- Latest Mozilla Firefox
- Latest Microsoft Edge
- Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements:
- Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
- PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)
- Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)