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1 An absolute necessity for educators
kcdlonline An absolute necessity for educators

2 What is kcdlonline? kcdlonline is a searchable database that provides curriculum information and educational research on a broad variety of subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education. With a growing database of over 9,000 curriculum documents, kcdlonline provides educators, curriculum developers, and other researchers with a direct link to the materials they need and contact information for the agencies that issue them.

3 Why kcdlonline? Development of curricula and standards is more important than ever Tracking down the latest materials is time consuming With kcdlonline educators, curriculum developers, and other researchers can gain easy access to the resources they need to implement educational strategies and objectives, and improve learning in PreK-12 schooling Kcdlonline is Section 508 compliant, making it compatible with assistive technology

4 Benefits of kcdlonline
Have easy access to over 9,000 documents from all across the English-speaking world Draw upon a host of developed curricula and educational research to help improve existing curricula or to create new materials Learn what standards and policies have been adopted Search for specific curricula by subject, keywords, forms of educational content, grades covered, and geographic location

5 More Benefits of kcdlonline
Save time in tracking down the newest curricula, standards, educational policies and research Access the full text of thousands of documents, covering all subjects and all grade levels Identify and retrieve the materials which are most relevant to your project Keep current via monthly updates

6 A Comprehensive Curricula Database
kcdlonline contains fully-searchable data covering: Curricula, frameworks and standards, educational policy and research Lessons and learning activities Educational objectives Educational content Instructional strategies Evaluative techniques Information in kcdlonline covers all disciplines, subjects, and grade levels found in PreK-12th grade education and Adult Basic Education

7 Sources of Curricula Information & Updates
kcdlonline draws from thousands of sources, including: Departments of Education and other Government agencies Research centers at colleges and universities Schools and school districts Regional educational consortia Parks & Museums Associations and other non-profit organizations Trade journals, conferences and other industry sources

8 Key Data Selection Criteria
Currency (within past 3 years) Content requirements (consists of primary section(s), educational content, meets grade level criteria, etc.) Quality Geographic distribution Curricula from state departments of education are always included, as they establish the standards in each state

9 Materials Acquisition and Management
We maintain an ever-growing “Developers File” consisting of past, present and possible future contributors We analyze the last edition for subject strengths and weaknesses We contact developers via phone, mail, and fax We screen materials received for content, quality of print, pagination, blank pages, etc. We write and enter data into a new document record

10 Representative kcdlonline Data Fields
Primary Section Title Year Collation (# of pages) KCDL Edition Document Number PDF/Fiche Availability Document URL (if available) Grades Covered Annotation Subjects Educational Content Name & Address of Issuing Agency Phone of Issuing Agency Fax of Issuing Agency of Issuing Agency Issuing Agency URL (if available)













23 Kcdlonline Customer Feedback
“KCDLonline is wonderful! Having managed a curriculum materials center for many years, I know how hard it has been to provide access to a wide variety of curriculum publications. KCDLonline makes this access a breeze as it is constantly adding full text availability to new publications from many different sources. Its search engine allows easy combination searching for such areas as grade, subject, type, date, and location. This product fills a real need.” --Gary Lare, Ph.D., Head, Curriculum Resources Center, University of Cincinnati, and author of Acquiring and Organizing Curriculum Materials “Through the use of KCDL Online, educators can now easily find exactly what they need without spending endless hours of tedious searching. By making the process of curriculum development and classroom teaching even more educational and productive for educators everywhere, KCDL Online deserves an A+.” --School Library Journal

24 Annual Subscription Offering
Unlimited access by IP, User Name and Password, Proxy Servers Access to over 5,000 full text documents, with more being added every month Access to the online version of the KCDL 1983-Present Cumulative Index (detailed descriptions and availability information for thousands of curricula and standards, including links to agency and document URLs where available) PDF copy of the current edition’s Shelf List available by request Monthly usage statistics

25 Pricing Annual subscriptions for academic institutions range in price from $800 to $1,850, based on student FTE Annual subscription for K-12 is $800 Consortium and other discounts are available

26 Contact Information Sales, Customer Service & Trial Inquiries: Evie Duncan, KCDL Manager Mary Heffernan, Editorial Assistant Curricula, Developers & Content Inquiries: Evie Duncan, KCDL Manager Mary Heffernan, Editorial Assistant Technical Support Inquiries: All can be reached via at All can be reached via fax at URL is

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