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New for 2016-17: The Canvas Standards for Instructional Design

canvas standardsAdapted from work of CanvasNet, Newton-Conover City Schools’ Instructional Technology department has created a new support document for you to use as a roadmap to guide your digital learning efforts, dubbed the Canvas Standards for Instructional Design.

While teachers in Newton-Conover will not be required to use these this school year, using these standards when designing learning in Canvas is a lock-step method to ensure that any course you create online flows smoothly for both you, as the teacher, as well as your students.  Addressing everything from routine announcements and a welcome page, to building robust and sequential content for your students, these standards will take the headache out of designing a quality online or blended Canvas course for your students.  They will also continue to evolve and improve as they are piloted this school year.

Click here to check out the standards, and if you have any questions, please reach out to Jamie Frye, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds an M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, he also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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