Curriculum Consulting Services

The WIDS team of skilled instructional design consultants has more than 160 years of collective frontline experience as instructors, administrators, and curriculum developers.

Our consultants have a hefty background in accreditation preparation, standards-driven program and course design, program alignment, apprenticeship development, and professional development training.

Equally as diverse is the WIDS client base -- community and technical colleges, multi-campus systems, K-12 school districts, business and industry, and state, federal and international government agencies.

WIDS By The Numbers

  • 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
  • 25+  organizational years implementing curriculum best practices

Course Development

Whether designing a course, a training module, or an industry workshop, your learner is the target audience. WIDS consultants work closely with subject matter experts to create a complete course design – from outcomes to assessments and learning materials.

Wisconsin Technical Colleges
U.S. Air Force - Air University
Air Force JROTC - Science of Flight

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 recommendations for program design or revision. 

Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards - Bringing New Apprenticeships to Life
Midwestern BioAg
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
 

Assessment Planning

Whether designing an improved method of assessing and documenting organization-wide student learning outcomes, addressing accreditation standards, or planning and assessing program outcome achievement, WIDS consultants have the experience to assist your organization.

Wisconsin Technical College System - Prior Learning Assessment Development
 

Standards Analysis and Mapping

Standards are often written in broad, abstract language. Through a careful analysis of existing course learning activities and assessments, WIDS consultants make an objective determination about whether a course supports or meets a standard set.

Boston Public Schools – Arts
Junior Achievement
Standards Alignment with WIDS 
 

Program Design and Alignment

WIDS consultants have a proven process for program design and alignment. They will collaborate with your team to facilitate an occupational analysis (DACUM), design program outcomes and assessment strategies, courses, plans for assessment, and curriculum maps. Consultants also generate necessary project and stakeholder documentation.  

Boston Public Schools-Arts
Why WIDS for Nursing Programs

Project Facilitation and Management

Using proven methodologies and processes, WIDS works with your team to develop and manage your curriculum project. We manage the workflow process, evaluate deliverables, facilitate communication, and generate final project documentation.

North Central Technical College - TAACCCT Interface Project
Army JROTC Cadet Command - National K-12 Curriculum 
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship - Helping Apprenticeship with a New Direction

Apprenticeship Project Facilitation

Building an apprenticeship program has multiple facets of curriculum design. WIDS consultants manage these projects by facilitating collaborative development of DACUM, courses, and job books with apprenticeship bureaus, educational institutions, and industry experts.

WIDS Facilitated WI DWD Youth Apprenticeship Project
WIDS Helps Apprenticeship with a New Direction