High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) are content-rich, fully accessible, culturally and linguistically relevant, free from bias, research-based, and aligned to New Mexico state standards. They are written with clear purpose, effective lesson structure, and pacing to provide flexibility for teachers to best suit the learning styles of all students, encouraging inquiry and curiosity. HQIM may also provide a variety of relevant assessments to equip teachers with professional tools to evaluate student comprehension of the content and provide deeper understanding of the standards. It is expected that teachers use HQIM regardless of platform used and/or teaching format. Below are the four options for obtaining and/or using digital content in Canvas that abides by these expectations.
1. Your own, local content
Use locally-adopted high-quality instructional materials (HQIM), whether open educational resources (OER) or by working with publishers to integrate digital content, teachers can follow guidance for implementing or creating content.
2. State-acquired Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Use or modify content from high-quality State-acquired Open Education Resources (OERs). The NMPED is in the process of acquiring OERs for use in the classroom. These are high quality instruction materials that will provide schools a jump start in building out digital lessons. Materials that have been acquired and are available on Canvas can be viewed through:
3. Other NM Canvas Educator Content
Vet and use shared high-quality content created and shared by existing New Mexico Canvas users, potentially through the NM Canvas Consortium.
4. Canvas Commons
Vet and use high-quality content from Canvas Commons. Canvas Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. Using Commons, instructors can share content with other teachers and departments, among other schools, and with worldwide Canvas instructors. Instructors can also import course content from a variety of sources for course creation. An instructor can modify imported content to best fit the needs of their students.