I-DEA started with nine colleges in 2013. College faculty developed the original curriculum in partnership with community-based organizations. The remaining 25 colleges joined the program in phases. At each phase, colleges and community-based organizations provided feedback on the instructional model to improve it for the next wave of colleges.
The curriculum and related audiovisual materials were refined in 2017 and made available as Open Educational Resources on Canvas Commons and OER Commons.
Project I-DEA was originally developed for English Language Learners who place at the Educational Functioning Levels 1-3 as defined by the National Reporting System. In Washington state, it is used through Level 4, with approval from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Open Educational Resources
The I-DEA Curriculum has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0, a type of open license that grants free distribution and modification of the work. This license applies to all materials within the curriculum unless otherwise stated.
Credit must be given to SBCTC as you adopt (reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute) any parts of the I-DEA materials. Please make sure to note the original source with clear license information. See the Course Attribution Document for more information.
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