New UCCI Courses


July 13,  2015

We're excited to announce that two new courses will be joining the 55 other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog, bringing the current number of courses we have available to 57!

These courses were produced at our "on-demand" UCCI Institutes, and they will be available for any California school to add to their "a-g" course list.  Below are brief course descriptions, with links to the full course framework for each course below.

Changing Hearts and Minds: Digital Media and English (English - "b")

Changing Hearts and Minds is a yearlong course that teaches students to act as purveyors of change in the world at large. Throughout the course, students will analyze a variety of print and digital texts in order to identify and interpret an author’s, artist’s, and/or designer’s message, and to determine how a specific audience drives a creator’s decision making process. Students will evaluate and successfully use visual design principles and elements to enhance, distribute and increase visibility of a message or cause. Read the full course framework

Innovation to Commercialization: English and Product Development (English - "b") 

Innovation to Commercialization” combines English Language Arts common core 11/12 standards with the Advanced Manufacturing CTE standards. This course will introduce and then lead each student through the design process of an original product that meets a need that has been identified by each student in his or her surrounding community. Read the full course framework

If you're interested in implementing one or more of the above courses--or any course currently on our course catalog--but want some support in developing the instructional materials needed to make the course come to life, you can find that support through UCCI's Teacher Exchange! And if you have a need for courses beyond what's currently available on our catalog, you can request a UCCI Institute.

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“I've gained more from this institute in regards to curriculum development than any other program I've been associated with in my 12 years of teaching.” 

- Aaron Lemos, Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes