Integrated Planning Process
Curriculum Crafter is the only Educational Resource Planning Platform in the industry that offers the advantages of creating, aligning, and mapping classroom content all in one place. This is what make us stand out and distinguishes us from other products on the market. We’ve outlined our process features below so you can see what we’re so excited about. Don’t worry, it’s all in one place.
Craft your own plans and units or add existing plans from our expansive content library. All of our plans are developed by educators, research-based, and vetted so that you can craft with confidence.
Our plans have been developed in order to save teachers time in their search for quality resources that meet standards. We designed our platform so we could help take things off your plate, not add to it. Sadly, this often isn’t the case with many curriculum development tools on the market.
Alignment, without the ambiguity.
Curriculum Crafter allows teachers to assign standards, including national, state and district-specific standards, to their plans. Our platform provides a simple approach to what is often a time-consuming task. As a result, teachers are no longer left wondering where they stand with respect to standards.
Stay on Track
Curriculum Crafter provides school and district administrators with the ability to actively measure and monitor standard alignment, accountability, and implementation of expectations and standards all within the same platform. The advantages of such feedback are examined in Valuable Feedback below.
Store & Share
The Curriculum Crafter platform is stored in the cloud. As a result, our users have the ability to create, edit, store, and share content all within our web-based platform. So long as you have an internet connection and a computer, you can sign into Curriculum Crafter and access your content from virtually anywhere. I know what you’re probably thinking. Yes, even from the comfort of your own home.
Looking for a resource to meet a particular standard? Curious what lessons have been effective in your age group? Or perhaps, you just want someone else to appreciate the lesson plan you’ve worked so hard on over the last few days. Connect and communicate with your peers. We designed our platform with collaboration in mind. Teacher to teacher, Administrator to teacher, Teacher to Administrator. Easily share plans and maps with one another to quickly spread best practices.
With just a few clicks, map and schedule out your completed plans for the school year. Simply create a new map, select your desired plans, and click ‘generate’. That’s it. Your selected plans will be mapped out according to their assigned instructional days. Pretty painless. Or, easier yet, choose from over 100 pacing guides that are provided. Our cloud storage gives you the option to access your maps anytime, anywhere.
Our mapping function allows you to view and add district and teacher maps, including associated plans. All teacher maps are dynamically linked to the district calendar. In addition, a variety of mapping options are available, including unit maps, lesson plan maps, student specific maps, pacing guides, and scope and sequence.
Export or Print
Our platform also includes the option to both print and export your schedule, so you don’t need a computer handy every time you want to reference your schedule. Whatever works best for you.
Multiple Map Views
We provide multiple ways in which you can view your maps. Choose between a grid format, a table format or a calendar view with Month and Week options. And, you can easily switch back and forth between views; your choice.
Like what you see?
Our platform also features a powerful search tool that allows teachers to search by unit, Common Core state standards report, key words, and standards comparison reports. This powerful function saves teachers time by delivering specific, relevant, and aligned resources with the click of a button.
Content Library (Aligned Curriculum)
A content library sorted by content areas and corresponding course names. Each course features detailed units of instructions, instructional analysis, standards and concepts, and new vocabulary, instructional material, and corresponding lessons and resources. A unit summary for each course allows you to quickly survey content quickly.
Content Library (Aligned Curriculum)
Our content library also includes the following features:
+ Resources aligned to NWEA RIT bands
+ Over 700,000 units of instruction
+ Resources Completely developed and vetted by teachers and educators
+ Universal Design for Learning
+ 21st-century skills incorporated into every unit
+ Project Based Learning Scenarios with each unit
+ Updates and new content throughout the year
Like what you see?
According to a recent survey, one of the greatest obstacles teacher face in effectively implementing Common Core standards is a lack of valuable feedback. As teachers ourselves, our team anticipated these challenges and designed the platform to include mechanisms for feedback for both teachers and administrators.
The ability to collaborate within your district also creates opportunities for peer-to-peer to feedback and discussion concerning best practices. In addition, with our Store & Share functionality, a teacher may effortlessly share resources they have found to be effective with their peers in just a few clicks. Not only does this save teachers time in finding resources, it provides them with valuable feedback of which resources have been effective within the unique context, needs, and expectations of their school or district.
Our platform was designed to not only increase collaboration between teachers, but also to support and strengthen the relationship between administrators and teachers. Accordingly, administrators have access to all the content within their district. This allows them to actively measure and monitor standard alignment, accountability, and implementation of expectations and standards all within the same platform. This feedback available to administrators allows them to more effectively manage their school or district and make decisions based on relevant trends, reporting, and up-to-date data. As a result, they are able to offer specific feedback on both a general and an individual level, providing leadership an incredible advantage in stewarding the professional development of their teachers. A favorable outcome for all parties involved.