This curriculum is a complete, standards-based, single semester course on Web Design. The curriculum provides an extensive collection of creative teaching and learning materials that thoroughly span Web Design knowledge and skills and promote meaningful, real-world learning experiences. The modular design makes it adaptable to a wide variety of teaching scenarios. The 8 Modules are available for download below.
The curriculum includes learning experiences in:
- Basic HTML
- Modern Web features including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and interactivity
- Web standards and accessibility
- Creation of Web media using Microsoft Expression Studio
- Planning, development, publishing, and evaluation of Web sites.
The curriculum includes project-based learning in which students engage in the kinds of activities performed by professional Web designers, allowing them to develop problem-solving, communication and collaboration strategies needed for success in “real world” work. The curriculum utilizes Microsoft Expression Studio software to accomplish the course objectives.
Teaching and learning resources include a background text, lesson plans, presentations, tutorials, student activities, and assessment tools. All of these resources were created by educators and tested with students in classrooms.
The Preface document available in this download fully describes the topics and learning objectives of each Module. The curriculum is based upon the ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S), 21st Century Skills, and the ACM Model Curriculum for K-12 Computer Science.
We hope you and your students will enjoy this teacher-created, student-tested, standards-based Web design course and find it to be a valuable resource for accomplishing your objectives. We share your goal to spark the next generation of creators, as well as to create learning environments in which students can explore and develop their talents. We trust this curriculum will help you provide students with useful opportunities to do so.
- Version of this curriculum: Version 2 in development
- Target student level: Curriculum will be appropriate for secondary students, non-technical higher education students, or beginning developers.
- Language: English but is also accessible to non-native speakers of English
- Software: Microsoft Expression Web 2.0 and Expression Design 2.0 (optional)
- Licensing Requirements
Special thanks to the following primary contributors:
Aseem Badshah, Educational Technology Consultant
Consultant for K-12 Education Programs at Microsoft
Tanya Baxter, High School Technology Teacher
East High School, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Susan Boone, Secondary Technology Teacher
Westside High School, Houston, Texas
Dave Burkhart, Middle School Computer Technology Teacher
West Muskingum Middle School, Ohio
Debbie Carter, Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher
Roxbury High School, New Jersey
CSTA Chair of Professional Development Committee and Board of Directors
Elizabeth Clarke, Technology Coach
Wilson Elementary School, Janesville, Wisconsin
Instructor Cardinal Stritch University
Myra Deister, Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher
Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, California
Carla Faini, Academic Programs Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Former educator at Seattle University and Stanford University
David Jacobus, Retired United States Marine
Consultant for Avitiva, Irvine, California
Pat Phillips, Educational Technology Consultant
Director of Web Design Pilot Programs, Microsoft
Retired computer science teacher, Wisconsin
Rita Woodfill, Computer Science Teacher
Sandra Day O'Connor High School, San Antonio, Texas