Keep Your Class Flowing! - Carroll Community College

Report
Keep Your Class
Flowing!
Laura Araujo and Cindy Roe
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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?
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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…
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Identify the fundamentals of an effective lesson plan.
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Create a lesson plan aligned with best-practices for teaching.
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Choose lesson planning strategies that can be used in their current teaching situation.
Warm-up/Motivation
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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
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Explain how to start planning a lesson
Explain the parts of a lesson
Show a sample lesson plan
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Match the parts of a lesson plan
Reflect on the benefits of lesson planning
Discuss how to find a balance among all the parts
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Participants create their own lesson plan for an upcoming class
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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
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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?

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