Lesson preparation is a central part of every teacher's daily work. Therefore, an excellent support system that allows teachers to cloudize and structuralize lesson preparation is crucial. Teachers should be able to access their teaching materials easily in a smarter classroom while meeting the requirement of online/offline teaching & learning. The "School-based Syllabus" function provided by the IES Smarter Teaching Service of TEAM Model helps teachers in lesson preparation. Also, in recent years, competence-oriented teaching plays an important role in the global education community, and teachers strive to diversify and enrich lessons to match the pedagogical application of modern education concepts. Therefore, collaboratively prepare lessons is the principal model for schools in designing lessons, using teamwork and gathering wisdom. The functions of "School-based Syllabus" allow teachers’ community to collaboratively prepare lessons. This provides schools with systematic collaborative lesson preparation plans, letting schools structurally establish school-based digital teaching materials. School-based Syllabus is very helpful in gathering teachers' wisdom, connecting cross-subject core knowledge, refining lesson structures that are more efficient, and developing teaching models that can be duplicated and spread. We will introduce the detailed features and highlights of "School-based Syllabus" below. ► Highlight of School-based Syllabus ► Extended Benefits of School-based Syllabus ► Application Cases of School-based Syllabus
Highlight of School-based Syllabus
Teachers can use the browser on their computers to access IES Smarter Teaching Service and conveniently manage teaching resources. In " School-based Syllabus", teachers can edit their own syllabus and use syllabus resources shared by the school’s community. Also, schools and teachers can effectively implement school-based lesson development or teacher professional development lessons by using the systematically integrated teaching resources of School-based Syllabus, achieving the individualized vision of the school.
- Personalize/School-based data resources
By connecting the computer to the Internet, teachers can use School-based Syllabus to prepare lessons on cloud service. Teachers can use School-based Syllabus to prepare lessons on the IES cloud platform by uploading teaching materials such as HTE, PPT, supplementary materials, videos, and web hyperlinks to the syllabus. When teaching in a smarter classroom, the syllabus teaching materials will be displayed in the auxiliary panel of the HiTeach Smarter Teaching System, and teachers can use them instantly.
- Online lesson preparation Instantly use at will
According to the use of the materials, the syllabus is divided into 3 categories: Teaching Material, Assessment, and Resource. "Teaching Material" are materials used in class for instructional applications. If teachers want to do quizzes during class, they could place them in the "Assessment", which allows teachers to use them according to learning progress. "Resource" is designed for flipped classroom or online self-directed learning for students, teachers can place content for students to self-study in this category. Teaching Material - Files that teachers use in class for teaching
- Categorize and store teaching materials Used accurately
"Assessment" are examine questions that teachers pre-edit and store on cloud service. The questions can be used as in-class quizzes, or as online quizzes on AClass ONE where students can do self-directed learning. Teachers can attach pictures to the questions to increase question diversity. Teachers can also add remedial resources and detailed teacher explanations for questions, allowing students to refer to remedial resources online immediately after finishing answering. Assessment - Examine questions that are pre-edit and stored on the cloud (used in-class or for online self-study) Resource - Content that allows students to self-study online
Teachers can upload various types of teaching materials (various file formats, videos, question banks, etc.) onto the IES platform, and teachers can use them conveniently when preparing their School-based Syllabus. When editing syllabus, teachers can make use of teaching materials, exam papers, videos, etc. that are created by themselves or shared by other teachers
- Access teaching resources online Lesson preparation at ease
A teacher can share the syllabus he/she created with other teachers in the school. All the teacher needs to do is select the TEAM Model ID of the teachers that he/she wishes to share with, and the syllabus can be shared with other teachers. In addition, if you want to share it with more people, you can share it by letting others scan the syllabus's QR code. By scanning the syllabus's QR code with the HiTA app (which is installed on smartphones), other teachers can gain access to the syllabus. This is a quick and easy way for teachers to share with others. The owner of the syllabus can share it with other teachers by using QR code
- Convenient sharing mechanism
The sharing function of the School-based Syllabus allows the owner to set whether other teachers can read-only or have permission to edit. With the editable permission, the shared teacher can collaboratively prepare the syllabus with other teachers for teaching applications. With the editable permission, teachers can collaboratively prepare lessons
- Collaboratively prepare on Cloud Gather wisdom
Teachers can copy a syllabus and the copied one can be modified for other purposes without affecting the original syllabus, making the use of the syllabus more flexible. In addition, you can transfer the ownership of the syllabus to other TEAM Model accounts, allowing the new owner to manage the syllabus. The syllabus can be copied quickly
- Teaching material Syllabus Copy with just one-click
Not only can School-based Syllabus be used as teaching resources in class, but it can also be used with the "Self-directed learning" function. Teachers can distribute structured syllabus content to students for self-study, making it a self-directed lesson for students. It can be used during summer & winter vacations, online tutorials, special suspensions (such as because of the impact of epidemics), or other non-school periods. Teachers can publish lessons online according to student learning conditions and view student learning progress. These lessons can include quizzes and assignments. Teachers can publish syllabus content to students for online self-study
- Use School-based Syllabus for self-directed learning Students self-study
The application of School-based Syllabus can also achieve collaborative preparation & sharing of teaching resources on a cross-school/cross-region level, forming the concept of school-district syllabus. For example, the "Little Owl Wisdom League School", led by Professor Xinxi Chen and her team, uses the School-based Syllabus for cross-regional lesson preparation & sharing, uniting principals and teachers from different schools to collaboratively prepare teaching materials online, design question banks, and conduct lesson observation. Their shared works are used by members of the alliance schools, forming a large-scale cross-school cooperation model that benefits thousands of students. Members of the Little Owl Wisdom League School have free access to the rich resources in the School-based Syllabus
- School-district syllabus Cross-school collaboration for common good
Effectively Refine Innovative Syllabus Models Developing School-based Courses
The School-based Syllabus function of TEAM Model helps schools establish a unified syllabus system, which is not only beneficial to the development of school-based courses, but is also more convenient for schools to archive resources, and makes teaching achievements visible. In addition, with efficient collaborative lesson preparation and pedagogical reviews that gather wisdom, lessons & teaching models that are more diversified and enriched can be stimulated, and teacher professional development of junior teachers can be accelerated. Also, the extended application of the concept of the school-district syllabus can improve inter-school communication, refine a more efficient course framework, and form smarter teaching models that can be duplicated and spread.
In the information age and when the education field is emphasized on core competence, the demand for innovative courses is high and rapid. TEAM Model’s School-based Syllabus provides a systematic model for collaboratively prepare lessons, refining innovative teaching models, completely solves the dilemma of schools and teachers. Lessons can be recorded as Sokrates lesson examples with the Sokrates Teaching Analytics Service, and stored in the school’s exclusive Sokrates channel. These lesson examples can be later put into School-based Syllabus for teacher professional development, serving as the best way for disseminating and sharing smarter teaching models!
Members of Little Owl Wisdom League School can watch classic lesson examples of the channel
School-based Syllabus also includes many classical lesson examples, spreading smarter teaching models
Application Cases of School-based Syllabus
Little Owl Wisdom League School
Professor Xinxi Chen's research team has been developing reading competence materials and question bank design for a long time, promoting competence-oriented teaching to nurture students by their nature. These high-quality teaching materials and methods should be spread and used everywhere. Professor Xinxi Chen's team combines technology and teaching, effectively enhancing teaching & learning through a spontaneous community of teachers. One of the promotion strategies is the "Little Owl Wisdom League School", where teaching teams from multiple schools work together to use School-based Syllabus to collaboratively prepare online teaching materials, design question banks, and conduct distance lesson observation. The members share resources together and promote teacher professional development together. They hope to build an Ivy League school in Taiwan.
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Chengdu ELDU Wisteria Primary School
Wisteria Primary School is a school that uses TBL team-based learning as the primary model for school-based courses teaching. The school uses Homogeneous Pedagogy Lecture model to ensure they put their teaching idea into practice, designs models for pedagogical review for different subjects, and uses Sokrates AI Teaching Analytics Service, all for helping teachers to self-growth and for pedagogical review team to develop together. For the teaching materials, the school uses the School-based Syllabus for collaborative lesson preparation & team resource sharing, and combines with models for subject pedagogical review to achieve high-quality smarter lessons.
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Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, many educational institutions have announced the postponement of the start of the school year. During this time, many schools use the School-based Syllabus to publish materials for self-directed learning, allowing students to self-study at home. Teachers can track the learning progress of students, so as not to let the epidemic affect students' learning.
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