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Teachers are no strangers to standards. One of the first experiences in any course on K-12 curriculum development is how to craft learning objectives around a standard. Curriculum standards like Common Core or National Science standards form the guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at a specific grade level, allowing teachers to develop their own curriculum around the standards best suited for their unique educational contexts.  In Module 2, we will focus on writing new learning objectives that align with both our chosen ISTE standards (completed in Module 1) and a subject-specific standard such as the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.  

Before we move to phase 2 of the standards unpacking process, take a moment to reflect on how standards impact your daily instruction. Using the Flipgrid link here, record yourself answering the following questions:

  1. What standards do you use to create your curriculum?  
  2. In what ways do these standards impact your curriculum design and instruction? What other ways do those standards impact you as a teacher? 

After sharing your response, post a comment or video response to ONE other Flipgrid response! What did you find interesting or resonate with?  

Link to Flipgrid  

Ed Tech Used: Flipgrid  

Tech Tip: Try to record the video in one fell swoop – don’t stress too much about making it perfect.  Use this as a way to speak what you’ve been thinking through as you read or view content. 

  • To learn more about how to submit a response on Flipgrid, go to this link or watch this short video. 
  • If you are having any problems with accessing Flipgrid, please review this site. 
  • If you have tried using all of these resources and are still having trouble accessing this topic on Flipgrid, please contact: 


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