Keep Your Class Flowing! Laura Araujo and Cindy Roe [email protected] [email protected] Objectives Participants will be able to… O Identify the fundamentals of an effective lesson plan. O Create a lesson plan aligned with bestpractices for teaching. O Choose lesson planning strategies that can be used in their current teaching situation. Let’s line up! Line up according to the amount of time you have been teaching. Tell us what you teach. Watch a teacher in action! O Ferris Bueller’s Day Off O Think-Pair-Share O What is happening? O What isn’t happening? O What would make this lesson better? What is teaching and learning? teach (v.): Old English tæcan, to show, point out learn (v.) Old English leornian to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about http://www.etymonline.com What do you do now to prepare for class? Think-Pair-Share Lesson Planning O Start at the end O What are your objectives? What should students be able to do at the end of the class? O Use DOK/Bloom’s for ideas O Build your lesson around the objectives O Brainstorm activities that relate to the objective What are the steps? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Warm-up/Motivation Presentation Practice (Guided Practice) Application (Independent Practice) Evaluation Warm-up/Motivation O Introduce the topic O Create interest in the topic O Activate prior knowledge O Review previous learning O Establish objectives Presentation O News skills explained O Comprehension monitored using multiple strategies O Teacher talk O Passive learning Practice (Guided Practice) O Learners are provided opportunities to practice the new knowledge O Controlled activities Application (Independent Practice) O Learners complete authentic tasks that connect learning to the world beyond the classroom O Apply information to a new situation O Use learning for “real” reasons Evaluation O Activity aligns to the objectives to determine learner progress O Performance activity O Ensures students have met the objective Sample Lesson Plan Lesson Title Keep Your Class Flowing! Class Adjunct Faculty at Carroll Community College Objectives By the end of this lesson, students will be able to… Identify the fundamentals of an effective lesson plan. Create a lesson plan aligned with best-practices for teaching. Choose lesson planning strategies that can be used in their current teaching situation. Warm-up/Motivation Line–up Ice Breaker Activity: How many years have you been teaching? (What do you teach?) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Video Clip, Think-Pair-Share activity with reactions to the video Look at the origins of the words teach and learn, what do they really mean? Look at the Cone of Learning Activate Prior Knowledge: What do you do now to prepare for class? (Think-Pair-Share) Presentation Explain how to start planning a lesson Explain the parts of a lesson Show a sample lesson plan Match the parts of a lesson plan Reflect on the benefits of lesson planning Discuss how to find a balance among all the parts Participants create their own lesson plan for an upcoming class Participants share their lesson plan with a partner to ensure that all of the lesson planning parts were included and make recommendations Participants will evaluate how they can use the lesson planning information in their current teaching situation Participants complete an exit card about how they will use the information presented today Practice Application Evaluation Materials needed for lesson PowerPoint Presentation, Projector, Computer, Handouts, Index Cards Think about it! O Why would this approach be practical? O How do we find a balance between each part of the lesson? Your turn! O Create a lesson plan for an upcoming class that you will be teaching. O When finished, share with a partner. Discuss what you like and what you might change about your partner’s lesson. Are each of the parts included? Wrap-up O Do you have any issues with planning a lesson using this template? Why? O How can you modify this lesson planning template to meet your planning and classroom needs? O What will you do differently in the future as you prepare for classes?