Quick Guide to Doing a Pilot
All of CK-12 Foundation’s resources (FlexBook System, FlexMath, INeedAPencil, BrainGenie, and studyHELP) are free and open for use by everyone, anywhere. We do, however, invite our administrator and teacher users to initiate a more formal exploration of our offerings in the form of a pilot. Below is a quick guide to doing so with questions to consider. The actual implementation will be a joint effort by the school and CK-12 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CK-12 Pilot – the systematic implementation of CK-12 resources as part of an official exploration to fully incorporate the content and services into a school or class curriculum with structured feedback and data being provided to CK-12 for improving our future development
How many schools, students and teachers will be involved in the pilot?
What subjects will be explored (e.g. Physics, Algebra)?
What are the content needs (e.g. standards-alignment, lesson plans)?
What CK-12 offering best meets your needs (e.g. FlexMath for Algebra I)?
What are the technology needs for presenting content to students (e.g. projector, laptops, tablets, print)?
What is the pilot duration?
OVERALL PILOT DEFINITION
Select a project manager to oversee and define roles and to coordinate across schools and teachers
Establish a main point of contact for corresponding with CK-12
Assign roles for customizing CK-12 content for your school and compiling and uploading finalized materials
Have editors and reviewers view online training materials and attend webinar(s) to familiarize themselves with the CK-12 platform
TACTICS FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Set up accounts at www.ck12.org
Create a timeline for editing content and coordinate editing collaboration
Set up training schedule (online and/or onsite) with CK-12 for your school / district
Weekly/monthly check-in meetings to ensure progress with pilot
What are the expected results of control group versus test group (e.g. increased student performance, expected savings)?
PILOT RESULTS & NEXT STEPS
Outline best practices for integrating CK-12 into curriculum
OFFICIAL ADOPTION OF CK-12