Overview of Pennsylvania Learns Funded by Race to the Top Grant Focus on Keystone Courses No cost for school districts Created by Pennsylvania teachers
Overview of Pennsylvania Learns Multi-functional and designed for use in a variety of settings – hybrid, personalized, traditional, supplemental, and remedial. These are not facilitated courses, but they can be included in a course created by a teacher to be graded Rubrics are included for self-assessment The application includes lectures, assignments, books, activities, and quizzes iTunes Apps that are incorporated into the courses are free or low cost Students must have their own Apple ID (Free)
Biology Biology – Organized by modules consistent with the Pennsylvania Keystone Biology blueprint Each unit is designed to last approximately 4 weeks that together is a year long course o Module A – Cells and Cell Processes o Bioenergetics Unit o Homeostasis and Transport Unit o Basic Biological Principles Unit o Chemical Basis of Life Unit o Module B – Continuity and Unity of Life o Evolution Unit o Ecology Unit o Genetics Unit o Cell and Cycle Reproduction Unit o When taken together, students will be engaged in assignments that address all of the Biology Keystone Assessment Anchors.
English Language Arts ELA Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Expected duration 36 weeks Organized around modules available in Standards Aligned System portal Intended to help teachers teach and students understand essential concepts and competencies
Mathematics Mathematics 6, 7, 8, and Algebra 1 Expected duration – 36 weeks Based on Curriculum Instructional Framework housed on the SAS portal and PA Core Standards Within the overview there is a link to Focus Standards and Eligible Content Eight Mathematical Practices integrated into every lesson
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Explore Pennsylvania Learns Courses Info Overview Instructor Outline For Teachers For Students Credits About Pennsylvania Learns Posts Where you will find the materials and activities within the course Notes Students can take notes on the course in general, on specific course content, and on books within each course Materials Includes a comprehensive list of all of the materials that are found within the course