Professional Development → Instructional Design Series

Instructional Design with Rigor in Mind, Part 1: A Broad View of Rigor

In this 3-part series, participants will learn how to identify the depth and rigor of critical TEKS, as well as design assessments, instruction, and activities aligned to the TEKS.

This course has a required time duration of 1.5 hours and timestamps your progression in each section, lesson, assignment, and submission. Users have 10 days to complete this course from the day of registration.

CPE Credit Hours: 1.5

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 0.1: An Introduction: Instructional Design with Rigor in Mind, Part 1
  • Reflection
  • A Broad View of Rigor
  • Rigor Pre-Assessment
  • Lesson 1: Unlearning What We Know About Rigor
  • Reflect: 7 Myths About Rigor
  • Lesson 2: Defining Rigor
  • Stop and Jot
  • Creating Your Own Definition
  • Lesson 3.1: The Problem with Alignment
  • Social Studies Example Upload
  • Lesson 3.2: The Problem with Alignment
  • Impact Reflection
  • Lesson 4.1: Backward Design Intro
  • Esmerelda's Trip Reflection
  • Lesson 4.2: Backward Design Intro
  • Backwards Design Reflection
  • Lesson 5: Creating a Year Long Plan
  • Sequencing Reflection
  • Completing the Course
  • Instructional Design Final Exam
  • Course Survey
  • Acknowledgements and Certification
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever