At eDynamic Learning, all of our courses are developed in-house by teachers and subject matter experts offering one consistent and simplistic design and interface. This allows you and your students to focus on what’s most important: teaching and learning. Each course is designed and written with engaging curriculum narratives that employs backwards design methodology to support best practices on how today’s students learn. Each lesson is chucked into bite-sized pieces of text with the integration of visuals to keep students engaged. You can also customize course units and lessons allowing you to personalize your instruction.
To increase engagement and decrease passive learning, interactive resources offer opportunities for students to engage with the content and can include diagrams, videos, slideshows, and other interactive elements.
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Point of Use Information
Literacy Support Toolbar
Through the use of a non-intrusive accessibility icon, students can access the literacy support toolbar on every course page of the LMS. Literacy supports include text-to-speech, dictionary (text and image), highlighter, screen mask, and note-taking.
The Literacy Support Toolbar allows students to select the words or phrases they want to be translated and/or read aloud in 97 languages! The translation option promotes continuous learning by getting ELL students the support they need when they need it.
The read-aloud feature not only engages and motivates auditory learners, but improves vocabulary, comprehension, information processing skills, and attention span.
Students stay engaged even when they come across words they may not understand. They simply highlight the word and chose the dictionary option to get the definition, and optional image (if available), and have the word read to them. A benefit when they’re learning complex career terminology.
Reduce visual stress on students with reading disabilities – including students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities – through the use of screen mask overlays.
Strikeout pens and multi-colored highlighters are great for promoting study tips. Highlighted text can be added to a collection then transferred to a word document for further studying.
Critical Thinking & Application
In addition to embedded soft skills instruction throughout each course, students are also routinely asked to think critically through higher-order thinking questions and discussion questions, which help prepare students for both college and career.
Reflective Discussion Assignments
High-interest discussion questions leverage Bloom’s Taxonomy objectives such as “analyze, compare and contrast, examine, and defend,” and encourage students to reflect, collaborate, and share learning experiences.
Podcast Unit Summaries
Delivered as streaming and downloadable files, unit lessons feature audio tracks narrated by a real person – a professional voice actor who sounds like a young adult. Each course unit Podcast assists auditory learners, and with reading comprehension and literacy improvement as students can listen to the narrator’s pacing, pronunciation, and prosody. Podcasts also provide additional support as students can listen while reading along with each lesson, or can be listened to while-on-the-go.
Activities are practical engagement and explorational opportunities that bring in a real-world context. Students apply what they’ve learned to create, develop, or produce a body of work, such as multimedia presentations, a portfolio piece, an essay, an app, etc., to demonstrate knowledge. In career courses, activities can include opportunities to explore career information and evaluate embedded soft skills to help students become aware of the skills they’ll need for the job, and that recruiters are looking for.
Each course unit contains a deck of flashcards that allows learners to review the key vocabulary terms and ideas found within each unit to check for understanding and prepare for assessments.
Our extensive teaching resources include strategies for blended learning and online and continuous learning, a pacing guide, a project-based learning guide, and suggested answer keys, including grading rubrics, for open-ended questions and activities.
Teachers can customize any course, unit, or lesson to incorporate additional components such as videos, documents, links, and other media elements.
Formative & Summative Assessments
Courses include formative and summative assessments for students. Students have opportunities to “test their knowledge” before quizzes and check their understanding of content to guide them toward success. Courses contain auto-graded unit quizzes, midterm exams, and final exams.
Accessibility & Responsive Design
eDynamic Learning courses are responsively designed to run on all technology platforms and devices and meet WCAG 2.0AA, making it accessible for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.
eDynamic Learning curriculum is developed employing essential concepts native to the Gen Z generation and the following three learning theories:
- Behaviorist: New behaviors are acquired through associations with external stimuli.
- Constructivism: Constructs knowledge based on individual experiences.
- Cognitivism: Learning occurs through internal processing of information.