ePP created this interactive whiteboard lesson from concept to completion at the request of a school district. The image is taken from an interactivity that illustrates the effect of vaccination on the spread of the flu.
ePP partnered with a pop-up escape room company to prototype standards-based curriculum puzzle boxes for schools. This sample is the storyboard for a math puzzle box designed to practice and reinforce CCSS standards for Grades 4 and 5.
This is our second curriculum puzzle box prototype. This particular sample is the ELA storyboard, designed to practice and reinforce Grades 4–6 CCSS standards.
Our math team recognized a gap in parents’ familiarity with the Common Core standards that was leading to frustration at homework time. We took this hot-button math concept from brainstorm to final video as part of our education Positive Project initiative.
We are excited to be developing augmented and virtual reality content. This is a lesson plan prototype that we developed to demonstrate ways in which content creators can leverage their AR and VR content for broader classroom multidisciplinary use.
Content Writing, Editing, and Curation
Over a span of a few years, most of our clients were required to create digital lesson plans in the proprietary Learning Village platform in order to submit in Florida. This flowchart illustrates the fairly complicated digital workflow required to create new digital lesson plans from mostly print material, including authoring in Word templates, HTML, and XML, and embedding images, icons, and links.
We have been curating educational virtual and augmented reality content since 2015. Our storyboarding tasks have included speccing new panoramic images; searching Google Street View for existing images; selecting points of interest on each panorama; writing descriptions of each panorama and associated points of interest; and writing leveled assessment questions.
When it comes to authoring algorithmic items, our team knows when it’s appropriate to iterate a variable and how to meticulously define related variables in an item across the stem, answer choices, and feedback to prevent the item from generating a set of impossible or otherwise undesirable values. This is the student view of an algorithmic math item we authored in ExamView.
We have written tech-enhanced ELA and math items in a variety of platforms for both SBAC and PARCC. Because high-stakes items are strictly confidential, this image is a published sample item from Grade 7 Math.
Our client asked us to do a cold solve of all of their online math curriculum materials to ensure mathematical accuracy of answers, explanations, and stepped-out examples. This is one of the annotated answer keys that we reviewed and updated as necessary.
ePP reviewed all of this client’s teacher-created materials to ensure accuracy, clarity, consistency in style and approach, and solid adherence to the target CCSS. This is a sample of one teacher’s lesson work that we reviewed and updated as necessary.
We partnered with this client to reimagine a Grades K–1 print math program for online use, which was particularly challenging given the limited dexterity and digital fluency of that age group. This is the storyboard for one lesson, which contains all instruction; audio scripts; metadata including target standards, DOK, and difficulty level; art and interactivity specs and scrap; and file names and art codes.
As part of our work developing Grades K–1 interactive math instruction, we created digital versions of print practice items. This is the storyboard for one practice item, including all item text; sample answers or scoring formulas; alt text; audio scripts; metadata, including target standards, DOK, and difficulty level; art and interactivity specs and scrap; and file names and art codes.
ePP was asked to spec, storyboard, and produce a proof-of-concept short, engaging, topic-specific live action video for high school ELA. It became apparent that full live action was not going to be possible within the client’s budget for the entire project, so we created this video that has a live action feel on an animation budget.
OER Curation, Alignment, and Scaffolding
We curated content for this client’s new digital literacy program from both OER and existing program-agnostic client-created content. We tagged the assets to the new program skills, national and state standards, keywords, and topics, and we authored scaffolding around them to enable them to fit in seamlessly with the new program.
Our client hosted a series of community events for students and their families to showcase the capabilities of their proprietary hardware. Our team curated multi-disciplinary OERs and authored interactive group activities around them; for example, this math activity is built on a PBS Kids OER asset.
As with the math activity, this science activity is built on a Smithsonian OER asset.
Our client developed an OER platform that brought together partner OER assets and internal client-created content. This spreadsheet is an example of metadata we wrote to enable client-created content to be ingested into this platform.
Our client asked us to analyze the K–12 ELA and math standards of 23 states and to use the data to create a proprietary skills hierarchy for each discipline and grade for their internal use tagging assets. This is one of our working spreadsheets, which we used to create global strands and skills tagged back to individual state standards.
This client needed to crosswalk individual standards to their own proprietary skills hierarchy so that the assets currently tagged to standards would inherit the skill alignments. This spreadsheet created the alignments in the platform.
This client created an innovative career-based middle school math program and asked our team to collaborate with them on content blueprinting. Our math team assigned each unit to a real-world career cluster that was applicable to the math in each lesson, correlated career clusters to modules across the grades, and ensured full coverage of CCSS via the proprietary learning objectives.