It’s change of semester time, so we high school teachers are reverting back to start up mode. It’s time to begin again, which is a nice thing to do in the dark days of winter.
Last August, on my old blog, I shared the digital syllabus I was using for my classes. I had a number of people ask for a template but was too busy to make one up. Well, now I have a bit of extra time (actually I’m avoiding marking exams), so I’m reposting this idea with a link to the template I used. A syllabus is a very individual thing, as we all have different information to give to our students, but if you’re interested, you can use this as a starting point and adapt it and make it your own.
Why do I use a digital syllabus? I want to use much less paper, so the information is going on line, on our course website. If there is someone who doesn’t have internet access, I will print it off for them. Secondly, I wanted to create a syllabus that they will actually read, not just shove to the back of their binders, as I know they have in the past. We all know that this generation is much more likely to read it if it’s on a screen!
I’ve included pics of the syllabus I use (minus the personal info) followed by a link to the template. If you use it, I’d love to see what you come up with!
Click here for access to the editable template:
Template for Digital Syllabus
If you want to keep the fonts the same, you can download KG Second Chances Solid (Kimberly Geswein) and Hello TypeHype (Hello Literacy). You can get them for free, as long as it’s just for personal use.
If you’re planning for the first few days back, you might want to check out this freebie too: The Ideal School Project is an engaging way to dive into skill building with your students! And, you can avoid the typical boring first day by trying out my Back-to-School Stations.