Curriculum Development Templates

Instructor: Carrie Soucy
Curriculum development templates guide teachers through the process of creating plans of instruction for their students. Learn about typical template design, where teachers may find templates, and additional curriculum development resources for educators.

What Are Curriculum Development Templates?

Curriculum templates help educators achieve student learning goals by outlining the path from the high-level goal to the individual classroom lessons. Templates typically use the backward design concept of curriculum development, guiding educators to:

Where to Find Templates

Curriculum development templates and guides to aid teachers are available online from many state or regional education agencies, and local school districts. These templates are usually tailored to the individual state or area standards. Completed curriculum examples may also be available from such agencies for teachers to explore. General curriculum development templates, meanwhile, are offered by the education departments of some schools and by professional organizations, such as the ASCD ( These often have accompanying guides that walk teachers through the curriculum planning process. Resources for Curriculum Development

Because a strong curriculum is critical to student and teacher success, offers educators many courses to guide them through curriculum development and help them design effective and engaging plans of instruction. Our self-paced courses consist of bite-sized video lessons taught by experts in the field. Course options include:

Courses to aid teachers in developing curriculum for specific students or subjects include:

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