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K-12 Education

Our education team offers consulting services and solutions to help schools, K-12 school districts, and state education agencies promote student success, improve programs and processes, and utilize data findings to improve student outcomes. Helping significantly under-performing schools better engage and prepare students for college or globally competitive career options takes a comprehensive approach. SilkWeb can help. Our school improvement consulting focuses on leadership, effective instruction, climate and culture, data use, and curriculum and assessment alignment, and leverages online tools to provide resources, support, and professional development. We offer strategic consulting expertise to support school districts and state education agencies to operate effective and efficient learning systems.

Cyber Surfer™ Safety Curriculum

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Cyber Surfer™ Safety Curriculum is a K-12 program that helps keep your students safe while surfing the web, watching YouTube, or accessing social media. Our program goes beyond responsible connectivity topics and includes issues such as privacy, communication, and digital citizenship. Students will learn how to monitor their digital footprint, secure personal information, avoid phishing and online scams, and learn how to decipher fact from fiction online. All students benefit from lessons in digital citizenship to avoid bullying and navigating social media and online gaming as well as understanding copyright protection.

Our student-centered learning approach includes the following philosophies:

1. Powerful instruction empowers young learners.
2. Curiosity is the spark that should drive instruction.
3. Diversity and cultural inclusion help develop good global citizens.

Module 1

Responsible Connectivity: physical security, passwords, secure connectivity, user authentication, wi-fi secure connections.

Module 3

Communication: Catfishing, information sharing, verifiable postings, online scams, fact versus fiction online.

Module 2

Privacy: Tracking online, digital footprint, personal information sharing, terms & conditions.

Module 4

Digital Citizenship: Inclusion, avoiding online bullying, reporting bullies, navigating social media, online gaming, and copyright protection.

Program Structure
and Health Benefits

We can service unlimited students using our online curriculum and digital platform.

● Cyber Awareness
● Predator Awareness
● Online Safety

Program Manager

Laurel Silk, MAEd.
Professional Educator, Cybersecurity Specialist

Laurel Silk attended Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Education Technology. Laurel is the Chief Executive Officer of SilkWeb Consulting and Development LLC, an education technology company. Laurel has been in the education technology industry for over 20 years, focusing on delivering quality instruction and curriculum development services. Laurel is responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of all curriculum products. Laurel has worked with K-12 and higher education institutions of all sizes to assist them in developing online courseware and programming. In addition, Laurel and her team have decades of experience working in urban, rural, and multicultural school communities. She is a former English instructor and previously worked overseas teaching English to high school students. Laurel advocates for online safety and parental awareness through various educational speaking engagements throughout the United States.

K-12 Partnerships

SilkWeb Consulting and Development is delighted to announce our new partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District and McAllen Independent School District in the beautiful state of Texas. As an awarded vendor for the design and implementation of professional development and materials, we are honored to assist Texas educators in developing the essential knowledge and tools needed to support the complex skills students need to excel in the 21st century.

K-12 Education Philosophy

Our student-centered learning approach includes the following philosophies:
1. Powerful instruction empowers young learners.
2. Curiosity is the spark that should drive instruction.
3. Diversity and cultural inclusion help develop good global citizens.

Project Collaboration

We approach projects by collaborating with clients as action partners, working together to identify challenges and develop solutions that fit the context and needs of their unique education communities. Our dedicated team includes special education consultants, administrators, and former teachers, all of which can provide valuable strategic guidance to help you achieve better results for your students. 

Client Spotlight: Hawaii Public Schools

SilkWeb provides Hawaii Department of Education with professional development for teachers and staff. Learn more about our offerings here. 

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Client Spotlight: Georgia Public Schools 

SilkWeb served as the sub-contractor on this project. Our client was contracted to develop approximately 150 web-based lessons in humanities, science, math, and social studies. SilkWeb was charged with all content and instructional design development, including sourcing materials, mapping, course design, storyboard development, and editing. We also wrote scripts for the narrator and identified and contracted all SME resources. SilkWeb developed interactive learning activities and lessons using Storyline. This K-12 project was high-paced with an aggressive schedule. All writing needed to be completed within 90 days. SilkWeb outperformed expectations, delivering defect-free content, finishing two weeks early.

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Scottsdale, AZ, US

About Us

SilkWeb provides custom eLearning, LMS solutions, and professional development services. For over 17 years we have created innovative custom elearning solutions using research-informed design and development techniques. Every custom elearning solution we design is developed in-house by our instructional design experts and development team.

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