Curriculum Services

The WIDS team of skilled instructional design consultants have more than 125 years of collective frontline experience as instructors, administrators, and curriculum developers.

Our team has worked on a wide range of projects, such as: occupational and curriculum needs analysis, trainer professional development, program alignment, and turnkey course design.

Our client base is also diverse -- community and technical colleges, multi-campus systems, school districts, business and industry, state and federal governments -- both in the United States and other nations.

Specialized Services

Don’t worry! If you have a project in mind that doesn’t fit the above parameters, contact us anyway. Chances are we’ve helped with a similar project before and welcome the chance to do it again. Contact us or call 800-677-9437 for more information or a consulting proposal.

Program Design

Health occupations, advanced manufacturing, information technology, general education, and K-12 curriculum are program-centric. Before courses are developed, programs are designed. There are education parameters for all curriculum, and developing programs is often where design begins. WIDS consultants collaborate with your curriculum team to:

  • Facilitate an occupational analysis (DACUM)
  • Develop program outcomes and performance standards
  • Build program assessment plans
  • Map national and occupational standards to programs
  • Create course lists and program configurations
  • Generate necessary documentation 

Occupational Analysis (DACUM)

We use DACUM, a quick, yet valid job analysis technique to help you design or validate programs of instruction. WIDS consultants facilitate the DACUM process, document results in a graphical format, and provide recommendation for program design or revision. 

WIDS By The Numbers

WIDS By The Numbers

The WIDS team includes:

  • 5000+ hours on business/government training projects
  • 1000+ curriculum development projects
  • 1500+ course alignments to state/national standards
  • 200+ Technical Skill Attainment curriculum project
  • 100+ courses reviewed for grant-based criteria
  • 160+ years instructional design experience
  • 20+  organizational years implementing curriculum best practices

Course Development

WIDS consultants have worked closely with subject matter experts on course design. In fact, pick a topic area and chances are one of our consultants has experience working with it!  Whether designing a course, a training module, or an industry workshop, your learner is the target audience. WIDS draws upon a wide range of effective practices for development and uses a performance-based model of instructional design. We’ll collaborate with you on course design to develop:

  • Student learning outcomes (competencies)
  • Performance criteria
  • Assessment tasks and scoring rubrics
  • Learning plans and activities
  • Learning objects and materials
  • Online course modules and LMS-compatible assessments
  • Teaching plans 
  • Key documentation including curriclum maps, course outlines, and syllabi

Project Management

Using proven methodologies and processes we work with your team to develop and manage quality curriculum. We help clients manage the work flow process, evaluate deliverables, facilitate communication, and generate final project documentation. If you've been awareded a grant for curriculum development, WIDS consultants can walk you through the project from start to finish!

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