Curriculum, Assessment and Resource Design

Are you launching a new course or series of courses?  Do you need to upgrade an existing course?  Do you need to develop or revise a standardized assessment?  Do you need a specific customized resource?  We design and revise curriculum, assessments and resources for any field or subject matter.  We follow a systematic design process, starting with a needs assessment, then identifying relevant content, and then ordering the content in a scope and sequence chart.  We identify appropriate textbooks and other resources.  We develop course outlines and weekly schedules.  Finally, we develop assessments, both paper-based and technology driven.  Our design work can be aligned with any relevant accreditation requirements.

Past Clients

  • ACCES Employment, Toronto, ON:  We updated and revised the client’s curriculum for seminars on job searching, interviewing, cold calling and other employment skills to allow for both classroom and online delivery modes.  We created the component recordings for an online delivery of the seminars.
  • Applied Science and Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Alberta (ASET)Edmonton, AB:  We assisted in the revision of the association’s Professional Practice Exam (PPE) on its code of ethics and professional practice.  
  • Birmingham International College of Canada, Toronto, ON:  We developed a three-level English for Academic Purposes curriculum for the private high school to expand their course offerings into English language education.
  • CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, Toronto, ON:  We completed a revision of the client’s English for Nurses multi-level curriculum.  We developed an online foundations English for Nurses course.  We conducted a pilot of a telemedicine delivery via video conferencing of one of the client’s courses and identified areas of revision required for the delivery.
  • CultureWorks, London, ON:  We completed a full curriculum review and made required curriculum revisions based on the review for the client’s English for Academic Purposes program.
  • ECO Canada, Calgary, AB:  We developed an Environmental Bridging Program for immigrant environmental practitioners.
  • Global Education Group, Toronto, ON:  We developed a Standardized Test Preparation curriculum for a Canada-wide chain of schools.
  • iCademy Dubai, Dubai, UAE:  We developed and implemented an online English language program for high school students in Dubai, with instructors in Canada.
  • Niagara Catholic District School Board, St. Catharines, ON:  We developed an English for Childcare curriculum and English for Entrepreneurs curriculum for the client’s government funded English language program.
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)Toronto, ON:  We revised the association’s Professional Practice Exam (PPE) adjusting problematic questions and adding additional questions.  We converted the exam from a paper delivery to an online delivery. 
  • Ontario Building Officials Association, Toronto, ON:  We developed a question bank of 2000 questions on the Ontario Building Code for an online final exam system for 24 professional development courses for the association’s members.
  • Parks Canada, Winnipeg, MB:  We developed a multi-level curriculum to introduce English language learners to resources about Canada’s national parks system.
  • TAIE International Institute, Toronto, ON:  We developed a five-level English for Academic Purposes curriculum for a private high school. 

Testimonial

“ACE has extensive experience in program review and accreditation, from being an accreditation auditor, to building accreditation systems, to helping education programs prepare for and be successful in the accreditation process.  We are firm believers in quality assurance programs for education institutions as a way to assure students and parents that the programs they are investing time and money into will provide quality educational experiences.”

– Dianne Tyers, Advance Consulting for Education, Inc.

 

Industry Publications

An Apt and Efficient Evaluation of Canadian Workplace Understanding. The Ontario Technologist, November/December 2017, pages 14-15.