Chalk, a Curriculum Mapping Alternative to Canvas

Build and manage a unified digital curriculum that integrates directly to daily lesson planning. Take a modern approach with a simple and intuitive curriculum and lesson planner. See how Chalk compares to Canvas.

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Top reasons to go with Chalk

Why choose Chalk over Canvas?

User Friendly
Chalk is an intuitive, simple, and easy-to-use curriculum and lesson planner. Designed for the modern era, teachers appreciate the simplicity and how easy it is to adopt.
Standard Alignment
Chalk helps organize, track, and deliver standards in the classroom. Create curriculum comparisons and enable focused discussions to understand what teachers are teaching in every grade.
Standard Sets
Pull from the Common Core Standards, all official State Standards for core subject areas, CTE standards, and over 16,000+ standards sets embedded within Chalk’s system.
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Real-Time Collaboration
Work together as a team. Collaborate on curriculum maps in real-time just like Google Docs. Make constant changes within your maps and comment on areas of improvement. Chalk makes it easy to edit and improve your maps year to year to adjust your instructional reach and improve overall student outcomes.
Curriculum Analytics
Chalk’s curriculum analytics are designed to pull deep insights to the surface and help you track how standards are being planned, taught, and assessed. Generate standards based performance reports and make informed decisions using data and analytics.
Single Sign-On
Chalk integrates with major single sign-on providers such as Office 365, Google, or Apple.
Google Classroom Integration
Chalk is an official Google for Education Partner. Integrate and share lesson plans to Google Classroom. Adapt to a hybrid environment with ease and keep students in the loop.
Ongoing Revision Tracking
Chalk takes a snapshot everytime a new version of your curriuclum is published. Similar to Version History in Google Docs, keep track of who’s worked on which unit and see the changes. Go back in history and see how far your maps have progressed.
Top Rated Lesson Planner
Chalk connects your curriculum directly to daily lesson planning with Planboard, the top rated lesson planner. Teachers can plan their lessons with full access to the units and curriculum. Attach standards, resources, files, assessments in any lesson. Conduct walk-throughs, observations and two way feedback on lesson plans right within Chalk.
Live Chat Support
Access unlimited support. Every single Chalk user has access to complimentary support through our online chat system, and via email. Talk with a Chalk Expert instantaneously and get the answers you need conveniently. Our support team is comprised of educators that deliver a world-class service and understand how important your time is.
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See your curriculum at a bird’s eye with a colorful pacing guide. Conduct vertical articulation with our map comparison view.

Looking for a modern approach to curriculum management?

Leave the heavy lifting to Chalk as you transition from Canvas’ curriculum management platform — your curriculum maps, unit plans, and lesson plans can be moved to our system with ease. From small, independent schools, to large, national school networks, Chalk is behind the academic strategies influencing millions of students. Complete the form below to speak with a sales rep.

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Identify gaps in your curriculum and instruction

Go beyond dashboards with robust and visual curriculum analytics. See how teacher instruction and student learning are progressing through specific academic standards. Pinpoint exact areas in a curriculum that are effective, and those that are not. Enable continuous improvement in your curriculum plans through a reflective review process that centers around student based outcomes.

Chalk's Curriculum solution, Grade 3 Math example

School and District Alignment

Embed curriculum directly into a teacher’s daily instruction planning, using Chalk’s curriculum and lesson planner. Create organized unit plans in a centralized and collaborative way. Ensure alignment with multiple standards in your curriculum design across buildings and classrooms. Be able to personalize your classroom instruction for outcome based education.

Ensure vertical and horizontal alignment for your curriculum

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Chalk's Curriculum solution, vertical alignment example

Standardize Your Planning Practice

Improve equity across schools by providing teachers with the resources they need to succeed. Align daily instruction and lesson planning to standards sets and to a curriculum without stifling creativity. Keep a pulse on every classroom to make data-driven decisions. Improve new teacher onboarding with a centralized curriculum and standards-aligned resources.

week view in Planboard lesson planner

Start with the end in mind

Ensure everyone is on track with curriculum writing and pacing guide. Empower distributive leadership through a collaborative curriculum approach. Design personalized student experiences that directly guide student success.

Chalk's Curriculum solution, pacing guide example

Accreditation and Review

Embrace accreditation and reviews knowing your curriculum management process and analysis are in one central location. Ensure accountability and transparency in development and instruction. Export, submit, and archive anything you need.

Collaborative Workflow

Empower teachers to collaborate and learn from one another. Create groups within your school for relevant and timely sharing of effective standards-aligned resources. Break down silos to enable the natural transfer of knowledge and continual curriculum and instruction improvement. Eliminate redundancy and allow teachers to spend time engaging in real instruction.

Chalk's Instruction solution, resources example

Enhanced Communication

Review and be a part of daily lesson plans to keep everyone in your school on track with your school’s academic goals. Create open communication amongst all levels of your school. Save your time by observing fewer classes in-person and eliminate disruptions to classes.

Gather insights to deliver the right coaching for your staff

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Planboard Admin, lesson feedback example

Continuous Professional Development

Ensure teacher efficacy through the sharing of best practices and creation of a collaborative culture. Provide resources proven to be effective within your school and with your students. Encourage growth in your instructional staff through refined and relevant approaches as they learn from one another.

Why Curriculum Map?

Increase in student achievement. Teachers who have a better understanding of the curriculum will be more flexible in their teaching methods. They will be able to ensure their students completely understand important concepts by structuring classes around the big picture.

Create a school’s identity or persona. Curriculum maps help to create a bridge between standards and lesson plans, by bringing new resources into the classroom. This has implications on every stakeholder within the school district community. New initiatives, such as STEM or design thinking, that districts take on can be referenced directly in the curricular units to provide evidence of the work.

Encourages collaboration. Curriculum maps encourage teachers to discuss best practices and share resources, improving the overall level of teaching across the school district. Parents benefit from structured curriculum maps in that they know the exact learning targets for their children. Students are given coherent curriculum throughout the class, with a constant flow of knowledge from term to term and year to year.

Build a common resource center. Being able to capture assessments, lesson plans, and best practices within one place can improve teachers instruction. Knowledge can be easily shared from a master teacher to a new teacher. Within a curriculum map, the outcome is a comprehensive resource pool that includes hyperlinks to resources in context.

Save money on textbooks. Schools can save money by creating their own curriculum maps rather than buying them from textbook publishers. This allows for more control over what is actually being taught at the school

“We knew that we needed a framework for teachers to use that was consistent across grade levels and subject areas that would align to the standards.”

Stephanie Bechtol, Assistant Principal

Trinity Catholic School