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What We Do - Design & Development

Design & DevelopmentDesign and development includes the incorporation of our partner's educational visions within a variety of media and instructinoal strategies. We take ideas, conceptualize a format based on a large pallet of instructional tools and provide the expertise to turn ideas into working prototypes, from learning games to video-based professional development tools. Our process includes a holistic approach which doesn't include solely the course or product, but includes implementation strategies,, intervention goals, evaluations, feed back, and future planning.

Case Study

Maryland Online Cybersecurity Technology Course

On August 24, 2010 Maryland was awarded one of the federal government’s Race to the Top (RTTP) Education grants. According to Dr. Nancy Grasmick, former State Superintendent of Schools, “With the help of these important funds, Maryland intends to bolster our data systems, improve instruction and attract and maintain a stronger educational workforce.” Maryland adopted the Common Core Standards and began the work to revise their previous State Curriculum ensuring that Maryland students are prepared for credit-bearing courses in college or the workforce. Work under the grant criteria (B)(3) “Supporting the transition to enhanced standards and high-quality assessments” will involve the development of (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) STEM curricula, exemplar lessons, and online STEM courses for students. This opportunity is focused on the online STEM courses for students.

ETPRO was contracted to develop an online Cybersecurity course aligned to the Maryland Core Learning Goals for Science; International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Standards for Technical Literacy (STL); Maryland Common Core State Curriculum including: Maryland Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects; Maryland Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, and Maryland Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects.