Instructional Framework

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.

Interactive Resources
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.

Diagrams

 

Cell Diagram

Videos with Closed Captioning

 

Interactive Video

Slideshow

 

Interactive Slide Show

Point of Use Information

 

Interactive 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.

Literacy Toolbar Options

Literacy Support Toolbar

Translations

Text Translations

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.

Read-Aloud

The read-aloud feature not only engages and motivates auditory learners, but improves vocabulary, comprehension, information processing skills, and attention span.

Read-Aloud

Dictionary

Dictionary

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.

Screen Mask

Reduce visual stress on students with reading disabilities – including students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities – through the use of screen mask overlays.

Screen Mask

Highlighter

Highlighter

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.

Critical Thinking & Application

Reflective Discussion Assignment

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

Each course unit contains a professional audio narration to provide support for guided learning styles and auditory learners. Students can listen on-the-go to make the most of their time and take learning deeper.

eDL Podcasts

Unit Activities

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.

Unit Lab

Unity Activity

Unit Acitivity

Flashcards

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.

Interactive Flashcards

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

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.

Customization/Integration

Teachers can customize any course, unit, or lesson to incorporate additional components such as videos, documents, links, and other media elements.

Customization

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.

Unit Quiz

Interactive Check for Understanding

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.

Responsible Design

Learning Theories

Learning Theories

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.