The curriculum has gradually become the leading platform for teaching web design to high school students.
Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
After three months of work, High School Web Design LLC has released a major expansion and update to its “Introduction to Web Design” curriculum pack. It’s the third major revision of the course and the first in nearly two years.
“We started out with the intention of improving the formatting a bit,” said Michael Cheser, general editor of the curriculum, “but it quickly snowballed into a complete overhaul. We ended up reorganizing the entire course and adding a lot of new material.”
The Introduction to Web Design curriculum is a comprehensive 12-week course that teaches young students the fundamentals of writing valid HTML and CSS code to create their own web pages. Everything is done with hand coding, and no third-party software is required.
The curriculum bundle now includes everything a middle school or high school teacher needs to teach an introductory course in web design: slide presentations, hands-on class projects, grading rubrics, sample source code, student handouts, weekly quizzes, daily lesson plans, a grading worksheet, and more.
“Back in 2010, this curriculum was really just an assortment of materials that a couple dozen teachers were using in their classrooms,” states Cheser. “From those humble beginnings, it has gradually become the leading course for teaching web design to high school students. We have more than 300 school districts using it now, and it sure seems that word has gotten out.”
Fulfilling its pledge to keep its curriculum packs affordable, the company continues to defy the traditional licensing model by offering lifetime licenses that never expire and don’t require annual renewal fees. Course updates and revisions are included at no additional cost. And though most publishers charge by the student, a single license from High School Web Design covers an entire school, regardless of how many teachers or students the school has.
Joshua Wells, a teacher at Worthington Christian High School in Ohio, was one of the first to get his hands on the new curriculum. “The curriculum is excellent. I absolutely applaud the idea of teaching hand-coding over Dreamweaver,” said Wells. “In fact, two of my students told me it’s their favorite class. One of them even admitted that he disliked it at first but when he stuck with it, something finally clicked, and now it’s his favorite class.”
“It’s gratifying to receive feedback like that from teachers,” notes Cheser. “A lot of research and hard work went into this product. It’s rewarding to know that thousands of young students are getting a proper foundation in web design instruction. And who knows? Maybe some of those students are finding their passion and will go on to become professional web designers.”
In addition to the main Web Design course, the company offers curriculum bundles for teaching HTML5 and WordPress. “The HTML5 curriculum has been very well-received. It’s the hottest topic right now and the curriculum is designed to immediately follow the main web design course,” remarks Cheser.
High School Web Design LLC was founded in 2010 and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. To learn more about the company and its curriculum products, please visit their website at http://highschoolwebdesign.com.