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Access all your instructional resources from a centralized cloud-based Application

Introduction

Instructional Resources Everywhere

The Assets Hub is an application that houses the National Common Core and other standards (state and/or local) aligned to IRs, tests, and other curriculum content. These assets may be created using a collaborative effort by assigning specific components to school districts best equipped to deliver quality content based upon their track record.

Repository of Instructional Content

Users have functionality to query a repository of instructional content and refine their results by subject, standards, benchmarks, and indicators. In addition, curriculum specialists and teachers create and upload their school's content, align them to standards, and organize them into libraries that so they can be found by others and shared with other school districts. School districts may subscribe to and share libraries with other members of TEAMS to create a trusted network of resources.

Repository of Instructional Content

Supports Instructional Best Practice

The application supports instructional best practice and is used by teachers to locate Instructional Resources to plan, guide, and differentiate instruction, to develop and administer formative assessments, and to analyze data about student performance on those assessments. Workflows embedded in the application support the authoring, review, and approval of instructional content items so users can trust the content they are using

Instructional Content Networks

The Assets Hub delivers a sophisticated and robust array of user services including the authoring and approval of instructional content items, linking of instructional content items to standards and test items, and subscribing to various instructional content networks.


General Features

  • Each user will have a private library to upload, store and organize their personal resources.
  • View activity feeds on resources watching or have submitted shared libraries managed by the district.
  • User dashboard shows useful indicators how the user’s resources are being used and any pending approval requests.
  • Approve approve/reject content via email or from a dashboard.
  • As a network managers, approve/reject member requests to share resources.
  • A dashboard of key metrics will be displayed to give network managers some basic stats about their network.
  • Interactively search, filter and browse available resources.
  • Import resources from Zip files.
  • Export resources to Zip files.
  • Upload new resources.
  • Download/view resources.
  • Share resources.
  • Delete resources.
  • Make copies of resources (where copyright permits).
  • Modify access rights (permissions) to resources.
  • View resource meta-data.
  • Preview Image/Video.
  • Ratings - Resources may be rated by users to help increase relevancy and confidence.
  • Edit resource meta data.
  • Users will be able to refine the content displayed by collection, category, application, thinking level, subject, grade level, course, unit, topic, standard, test, test component, test-sub-component, and file type (e.g. image, video etc.).
  • Share links to resources.
  • Content may be any type of file or a web resources (URL); Adding new content requires the user to enter basic meta-data to classify the resource.
  • Shared terms available for tagging resources include: Grade Levels, Meta-data for National Standards, Subjects, Thinking Levels, Copyrights, File Types, Test Types, Units, and Categories.
  • Custom terms may be defined by each customer for national, state and local standards, benchmarks and indicators; Tests, programs, and courses.
  • Keywords may be added to any resources to increase relevancy.
  • Multiple terms can be associated to any resources to create complex taxonomies.
  • The solution supports authoring, importing, editing, and linking instructional standards. The standards may have multiple flavors – National Core; State Standard; District’s expanded standards.
  • Resources can be associated with a description of their intended application area.
  • Each Resource may be assigned to one or more thinking levels, using classification by Blooms Taxonomy levels.
  • Workflows to track, message, and manage the creation, association, submittal, approval, publication, and archival of all Items. In this context Items includes Instructional Resources and Test Items.

Common Core Standards

Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

The Assets Hub makes it easier!

This part of TEAMS helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards by associating instructional content with CCSS. As a teacher, this means that you can quickly find instructional content that is related to a specific standard, benchmark, grade level and/or indicator.

As new standards are implemented, they are automatically made available in the Assets Hub so teachers and curriculum specialists can begin linking their Instructional Resources.

The Standards

Best described by the common core standards initiative "Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school. " For more information visit http://www.corestandards.org


Custom Standards

TEAMS supports the diversity of how each state and school district chooses to manage their curriculum by allowing our customers to define their own standards, benchmarks and indicators.

The system is flexible in that it allows customers to maintain multiple standards at the same time to accommodate the variety of local, state and national standards that have been established.


Instructional Resource Types

The Asset Hub supports the classification and online storage of a wide range of Instructional Resources. Resources are maintained in libraries that are authored by you, your school district, and shared libraries your district has subscribed to in their resource network.

Resources such as:

  • Program of Studies (POS)
  • Lesson Plans
  • Curriculum framework
  • Enhanced scope and sequence
  • Pacing guides
  • Curriculum maps
  • “First Week” or “first month” lessons for new Teachers
  • Activities
  • Web Quest
  • Graphic organizers
  • Podcasts
  • Video lists
  • Video Clips
  • Rubrics
  • Promotion benchmarks
  • Graphics and associated copyright
  • Headers and associated copyright
  • SBI-specific presentations
  • Cross-curriculum links
  • Unit plans
  • Laboratory manual
  • Non-electronic Resources

Review and Approve Instructional Content

Workflows allow content submissions to be approved by content library owners where necessary before committing the resource to the repository. They allow customers to subscribe to shared libraries and approve subscription requests from other customers on the network.


Instructional Resource Networks

Resource networks brings Instructional Resources together similar to how social networks allow individuals to share information with their peers. With TEAMS, customers can find other customers who are sharing resources and request that they share resources. Networks are point-to-point connections with resources being shared only between those two points.

For example:

Talbot County has Charles County and Fairfax County as network connections, whereas Charles County and Fairfax County are not directly connected. Talbot can see all shared resources from both Charles County and Fairfax County; however Charles County and Fairfax County cannot see each other's resources.

In addition to sharing content with other members, districts may opt to share their content with the global TEAMS user community. Content sharing between networks respects content copyrights to prevent illegal use of content.

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