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Using Moodle Books/Glossaries to Collaborate/Communicate Standards Work

 
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Using Moodle Books/Glossaries to Collaborate/Communicate Standards Work
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Just sharing how BPS is using Moodle (LearnBPS) as teacher collaborative workspaces for prioritizing and deconstructing standards to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. This work is always in process, so as teachers are meeting in PLC they have a centralized place to locate and revise their content standards/outcomes.

There are separate courses for each content standard subject. These courses consist of a book module which displays the standards in a digital book which users find easier to navigate and print because of the similarity to “a book”. The prioritization and deconstruction work happens in glossary activities that teachers can edit and update the entries. With Moodle utilizing bootstrap and responsive themes, the tech department is currently reformatting the code of the glossary items to utilize these functionalities.

Each entry “concept” term is unique because they are the standard identifies that BPS uses in our Student Information System (PowerSchool). So each glossary activity is set to be global that way these standard entries become auto-links throughout the LearnBPS site, but also with PowerSchool. So when parents are checking their student’s standards progress in PowerSchool the standard identifiers auto-link just like Moodle to pop-up the standard/outcome content.

 
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WOW! Really nice video walk thru of your schools content standards/outcomes. It also seems to really show off your school systems use of the Fordson theme. Thanks for sharing.

 
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You guys are doing some amazing work!  Is it possible to share out some of the core standard books?  

 
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Sharing is one of the benefits of being part of an open-source community.
Which books and what is the best way to share the standard book modules?

FYI - The ELA and Math are ND standards that were based from the Common Core, while Science are the Next Generation Science Standards, which the state is looking at adopting in some format this summer. Of course the Social Studies Standards are historic being around since 2007, which probably wouldn't fit with other states.
Also have books with the National Fine Art Standards for Music and Visual Arts if there is interest.

 
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