Built-In Support

Several features of the Digital / Media / Arts curriculum are designed to support teachers in implementing integrated units and in exploring additional opportunities for curriculum integration.

  • Each unit begins by identifying (1) framing questions, which guide student inquiry in and across disciplines, and (2) understandings, which identify the key learning outcomes.
  • Unit Overviews, activity introductions, and Teacher's Notes describe the rationale for particular features of the curriculum design.
  • Integrated units meet disciplinary content standards and are intended to replace or enrich units in regular academic classes.
  • Units can be taught either before or after the related Foundations unit or in a multi-disciplinary team. Academic and Foundations teachers can coordinate schedules and teach the related units as a multi-disciplinary project.