Capella Online Professional Development Course

Standards-Based Digital Instruction

Standards-Based Digital Instruction

How do you ensure that standards are being met when adapting and creating digitally-enhanced lessons? Learn to align lessons, objectives, and outcomes to ISTE standards and discipline standards including CCSS and NGSS. Practice using frameworks, like Marzano, to build proficiency scales that guide students and evaluate their work then incorporate best-practices from the Charlotte Danielson Framework, NBTS, and Professional Teacher Standards. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Standards-Based Digital Instruction

Learning to plan for instruction and evaluation that aligns to both content and technology standards is a must for today's transforming classrooms.  Specific information with regard to math, ELA, NGSS, Historical thinking, Foreign Language standards helps you align one of your lessons to both content and digital learning standards like ISTE.  Then create proficiency scales and rubrics for your content area and evaluate your lesson using the framework of your choice. 

During this course you will build

  • A process to align current lessons to specific content and digital learning standards
  • A proficiency scale and a rubric that incorporates several proficiency elements
  • An evaluation of your lesson using Danielson or NBPTS frameworks 
by Susan B. on October 12, 2020
The course was unorganized and the assessments go against every best practice that was discussed in this course and every other education course I've taken. There were even typos in the assessment. I took 25 pages of notes and I was still hunting and picking for the most minute information. I would think a course in education would make use of best practices.
by Jose M. on July 20, 2020
A great refresher of concepts, theories, and applications to the classroom. I highly recommend it.
by Christopher W. on June 26, 2020
Informative, but struggled to differentiate between several of the terms such as objectives, competencies, and standards. I left more confused than when I began. Also, as a social studies teacher, I have little background in the NextGen standards and really have little interest in them.
by Jodie S. on April 16, 2020
Interesting and useful
by Kaley F. on August 31, 2019
Very informative about the differences between all the new standards. Very helpful to learn about and be able to apply to my teaching this year!
by Shannon P. on August 26, 2019
This was an amazing online class. It taught me a lot that I didn't know about rubrics, proficiency scales, and the different domains of Danielson. I would highly recommend it!
by Briana E. on July 16, 2019
When taking my milestone, 4/6 of the questions I got wrong were 100% inconsistent with questions on the practice milestone and information in the videos. I needed a 14/25 on the test to pass the course and received a 19/25. I passed, but was thankful I hadn't gotten even more questions wrong because the errors in (at least) 4 of these questions caused a serious dent in my test score. Was disappointed with this milestone & course.
by Karen D. on July 6, 2019
Wow - there was a lot of information in this course! I took the practice milestone test several times because I doubted myself too much to be successful on the real one! It was a tough course, but full of useful information.