What do I know about lesson planning

  • I follow EYLF/QKCG (Kindergarten) ACARA (primary).  Lessons should be developed so students can learn and  meet their intended outcomes in the frameworks.
  • Ensure lesson is scaffolded so students becomes responsible for own learning
  • Know the age/development/interests/learning styles in the room, special needs
  • Try and follow a theme if possible i.e. Olympics, Easter, Christmas’ Pokeman or relate to real world experiences
  • Check what they already know, what they are about to learn and where to next
  • Choose C’D from curriculum or check where they are at on the Unit Plan.  Check QCAA for elaborations
  • Assessment:  Formative or Summative.  How? When? Where?
  • Each learning stage requires an activity to check prior learning, new learning and evaluation/creating stage.  New learning is explicitly taught
  • I need to ask questions throughout each of these stages (Blooms)
  • The lesson should include, whole class, group and individual learning
  • Check behaviour management policies of school/class
  • Identify the students ICT capabilities
  • Identify the resources in room (ICT, concrete materials) check access and availability
  • Identify other helpers in room
  • Plan the lesson so all students have the chance to learn and reach the outcome.

I am hoping to add more to the list as I read through other.  I also picked up a few more suggestions, particularly liked Jacqueline Brown’s post on Study Desk.


Resources for lesson planning:

ways to use the iPad

Strategies for lesson planning

early feedback form

intended learning outcomes

How to plan a lesson for the first day of class

8 steps to creating lessons

Constructivist approach to lesson planning

new teacher planning

write lesson plans

ISTE standards

Great iPad App

Checklist for ICT classroom

All had valuable information to refer to going into Professional Experience.  In the learning path we were also called to follow the TIP Model to integrate ICT into our lessons. Here in this post is a simple breakdown of the model:



This article provided some really good examples of how to integrate ICT into teaching. I agree with the ‘cognitive apprenticeship model’ and situated learning. As with apprentices,  students should have continual access to models of expertise.  They should also have several masters using a variety of models to teach and be able to learn in a collaborative environment, observing others with similar and varying skills.  Interesting reading and maybe we do need to align ourselves more with how Meerkats teach their young!


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