Why do we recommend using the latest version of courses?
We highly recommend using the latest versions of courses available in our base curriculum (these latest versions appear under the “Recommended Courses” section of the course selection page). Doing so ensures that you and your students are using the highest-quality, latest versions of courses that are maximally aligned to the Summit Learning pedagogical model. Here’s a quick summary of how “recommended courses” (i.e., the latest versions of courses) benefit your teaching practice:
- Improved projects to better support teacher facilitation and optimize student engagement with hands-on learning.
- Alignment to national standards for the current academic year.
- New differentiation options based on your students’ progress data.
- Quality improvements to ensure you and your students have a smooth experience when engaging with the content of this course--such as not running into technical hiccups like broken links or outdated resources.
When you teach with recommended courses, you’ll also be able to easily keep your projects updated with the latest curriculum improvements throughout the year; our Curriculum Team regularly reviews the projects within latest courses to ensure they’re of the highest quality and best supports the Summit Learning instructional model--twice a year they’ll make curriculum updates available that you can easily review and apply.