Shape up your instruction with our course curriculum sample

Whether you’re designing a course for the classroom or conference room, FigJam templates help you nail down measures of success and connect your curriculum to the bigger picture.

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Course curriculum template

Design a collaborative curriculum for a learning experience that works for everyone.

Gold stars and straight As only

Set a new standard of excellence when you seamlessly share information with fellow teachers and educational admin, while always catering to student needs.

Give a warm welcome: Bring new instructors up to speed with a clear curriculum, simultaneously addressing overall goals and minute details.

Share the wealth (of knowledge): Create a communal pool of information so the whole team can incorporate past experiences into future projects.

Customize your teaching: Easily adapt your basic lesson plan to suit specific needs in relation to students, course syllabus, or professional development as they arise.

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A group project where everyone wants to participate

Planning an engaging, interactive curriculum is a group effort. Gather your team around a shared whiteboard with open canvases and community-built widgets. Our editable curriculum development template brings your team’s best ideas to the desk.

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Standard 7-step curriculum development starts with a question: what is course curriculum used for, and how can we ensure it fulfills its purpose?

1. Determine the need at hand. Does your team require new skills to complete projects? Are students missing important foundational knowledge?

2. Gather a team to help gauge the content and rigor of your course.

3. Collectively define learning outcomes so you don’t lose sight of the big picture. Conduct student assessments or analyses to pinpoint areas of growth, if necessary.

4. Decide on the course content that best connects to your overall purpose—this could include topics or materials like novels, textbooks, and films.

5. Create a rough draft of your curriculum, including the methods you’ll use to teach the selected content. Put it to the test in a mock classroom setting.

6. Incorporate feedback to finalize your course design.

7. Once your curriculum has been put into practice, reflect on the results, takeaways, and opportunities for improvement.

In determining how to create a curriculum for a course, consider each of the three major curriculum types and their purposes:

  • A subject-centered design results in a standardized curriculum that does not vary from student to student but rather from topic to topic, and is ideal for broad overviews of new subjects. It is the least personalized option, often used for introductory material.
  • A learner-centered design tailors the curriculum to specific student needs. These models are well-suited to independent research, capstone projects, one-on-one training, and more.
  • A problem-centered curriculum is the most interactive of all. In this model, you aim to introduce concepts through application. By placing problems in front of students, you can encourage collaborative problem-solving and active learning.

Refine, refine, and keep refining. Creating a course curriculum is an interactive process, easily facilitated on FigJam’s interactive course curriculum template. Follow the seven steps outlined above, and keep testing and incorporating feedback over time to perfect your course.

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