An iBlock is a cross-curricular learning pathway that enables students to invent, explore, and build important future-ready skills.

Watch the video above for an idea of what learning redesigned can look like.

Sneak Peek

Skills Matrix

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Here’s how we create an iBlock.

The Skills Matrix

The creation of an iBlock starts with the skills matrix. The skills matrix is a crucial point in the process because it provides the structure for the entire iBlock, defining the goals and expected outcomes.

During the discovery phase, we’ll listen to your interests, ideas, and goals. We’ll define the primary goal and outcome of your iBlock, and then design the skills matrix to go along with it.

iBlock Foundation

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The Framework

With the skills matrix as a starting point, from here we’ll build your iBlock framework.

The framework creation brings the skills detailed in the matrix together within the context of the projected outcome. It also provides the details of each step of the Engineering Design Process in the form of modules.

iBlock Foundation

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Student Workbook

The Student Workbook

With the skills matrix and framework in hand, you can either choose to develop the rest of the iBlock on your own, or commission Teq to create the next part of an iBlock: the student workbook.

The student workbook is meant to be a companion for students as they work through each module of the iBlock.

iBlock Foundation Plus

[+] One day of onsite implementation support.

Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide

With the student workbooks created, we’ll then develop a teacher’s guide, which is meant to assist educators as they facilitate their iBlock.

The teacher’s guide mirrors the student workbook for each iBlock module, and contains helpful guidance and tips for teachers.

iBlock Foundation Plus

[+] One day of onsite implementation support.

Student Self-Assessment / Rubric

The Student Self Assessments/Rubric

With the skills matrix, framework, student workbook, and teacher’s guide in hand, most educators feel ready to facilitate their iBlock. However, if you’d like to continue developing your iBlock with Teq, we can create the student self-assessments/rubric.

The student self-assessments/rubric are created as a way for teachers to gauge student understanding as they record and reflect on their iBlock work.

Essential iBlock

[+] Five days of professional development

Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Finally, the actual lesson content is created in the shape of lesson plans. iBlock lesson plans include a lesson description, desired outcomes, classroom activities, and more.

Essential iBlock

[+] Five days of professional development

Professional Development

Supported by our best-in-class professional development.

Our implementation, facilitation, and professional development support can help ensure a successful outcome for your students. Check out the packages below to learn more about the professional development that’s associated with your iBlock.

iBlock Packages

Collaboration and Support

Because iBlocks are custom-designed around your goals and desired outcomes, collaboration between you and Teq is an important part of the process. Here’s what collaboration and support look like through each step of an iBlock’s creation.

iBlock Foundation Package

Our collaboration begins with a one-hour discovery and needs assessment conversation where we’ll gather the goals and outcomes needed to create your skills matrix and framework. We’ll also identify the primary and secondary focus of your iBlock — like Math, ELA, Engineering, Design, and so on.

  1. Skills matrix
  2. Framework
  3. One hour of content creation collaboration between you and Teq

iBlock Foundation Plus Package

If you’d like further support from Teq, the iBlock Foundation Plus package includes the creation of the student workbooks, the teacher’s guide, which we find supports better outcomes for your iBlock as you continue to develop the content details on your own. This package also includes one hour of content collaboration, and one day of onsite implementation support to guide your integration of the iBlock into current classroom instruction.

  1. Skills matrix
  2. Framework
  3. Student Workbook
  4. Teacher’s Guide
  5. One hour of content creation collaboration between you and Teq
  6. One day of onsite implementation support

Essential iBlock Package

If you’re interested in an iBlock that’s ready to go out of the box, we’ve developed the iBlock package. This package includes all components of the Foundation Plus package with the addition of the student self-assessments/rubric and lesson plans. With this package you’ll receive two hours of content collaboration, and a total of five days of onsite professional development. Onsite PD will include two days of implementation support to guide your integration of the iBlock into current classroom instruction, and three days of in-classroom facilitation to get your iBlock up and running with your students.

  1. Skills Matrix
  2. Framework
  3. Student Workbook
  4. Teacher’s Guide
  5. Student Self-Assessments/Rubric
  6. Lesson Plans
  7. Two hours of content creation collaboration between you and Teq
  8. Five total days of onsite professional development: 2 days of implementation support and 3 days of facilitation

Enhanced iBlock

Imagine an iBlock that spans across grades and evolves with your students as they learn and grow. With iBlocks, you have the ability to adjust, modify, or extend your project over time. If this sounds like an option you’d like to explore, please contact us to discuss!

*If you’d like your instructional staff to participate in the iBlock design and development process beyond the hours specified by your package, please let us know before your purchase order is issued. Any collaboration outside of the scope specified in each package will be billed at a daily rate, and should be reflected in the initial purchase order, as it informs the iBlock creation process.

Topics Map

Let's get inspired!
Take a look at the top industries in your state — these can be a great starting point for creating an iBlock that's both relevant and robust. Use our ideas or invent your own!

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Sample Collateral

Want to see what the iBlocks deliverables could look like?

Here’s a sneak peek.

Learning Redesigned

Are you ready to explore?

With this special Rube Goldberg Machines iBlock download, you’ll receive a Sample 5-hour design challenge where students will dive into STEM content. Their teamwork culminates in the creation of their own Rube Goldberg Machine. The project pulls together their research, guides them through the design process, and fosters important skills like critical thinking and problem-solving.

Use the form below to download your iBlock design challenge today!