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Personalizing Third-Party Courses
Christine Voelker, K-12 Program Director, QM Quality Matters
Christine Voelker is the K-12 Program Director for Quality Matters. She has been involved with K-12 education for nearly 20 years, with an emphasis on distance learning, library media, instructional technology and professional development. She holds an advanced certificate in Administration and Supervision, a Masters in Library and Information Sciences.
You've purchased a third-party course from a vendor? Now what? It's time to personalize that course! Using the K-12 Publisher Rubric, we'll review what to look for in a great vendor course, and show how to locate QM-Certified courses from publishers who have invested in quality course design. See what QM recommends teachers should address in customizing a generic publisher course to the needs and requirements of their particular setting.
Identify differences between the K-12 Secondary and K-12 Publisher QM Rubrics.
Explan the design elements that QM recommends school address when customizing a third-party course.
Identify qualities of a well-designed third-party course.