First International Education Standards < Curricula < School

  • ISCed - World-Class Education for the World™ISCed will be a global, nonprofit (PBC), completely FREE Virtual School, blending emerging Open technologies with delivery and curricula.
  • It will be the first ad-based school, generating operational revenue from family-friendly, unobtrusive digital advertising.
    • Students will not be targeted; adult stakeholders will. 
  • It will align curricula to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) and each rigorous lesson will additionally be aligned to multiple Vocational Tracks (Career Clusters).
  • It will exceed the Sustainable Development Goals (SD 2015), the multi-stakeholder engagement program operated by CIVICUS and Stakeholder Forum, in collaboration with UN DESA.
  • It will leverage the emerging Web 3.0, the Semantic Web, to serve up pertinent content to students as they work and automatically connect stakeholders to collaborate. 
  • The first languages in which ISCed curricula will be presented represent students from the G7 and NICs economies, commonly grouped as the BRICSCIVETSMINTSVISTANext Eleven, etc. 
  • Settings where Internet is limited or non-existent will not limit ISCed.
    • Content delivery will optionally be scaled to a local intranet serving up lessons and media to personal devices.
    • ISCed will reach everyone and everywhere.
  • With solutions such as inexpensive tablets, and affordable Chromebooks, each student will be able to work at their own pace independently at home or in local clusters with trained facilitators, mitigating customary logistics.
  • It will incorporate Project-Based Learning, making all lessons immediately relevant.
  • It will offer Asynchronous Classes providing immediate feedback via its automated model.
  • It will require collaboration between stakeholders: Instructors, Students, Parents and Community.
  • It will integrate Common Core Character components, universally recognized values as both means and ends of each project.
  • It will offer Tiered Diplomas
    • Basic (Accredited Diploma – Credit Recovery Option)
    • Honors (Major, optional Minor, Minimum ACT score as exit exam)
    • Vocational (Career Tracks/Clusters/Pathways) leading to Industry Certifications as exit exam)