Lesson Plans

Teaching concurrently requires planning and effective time management skills.

Below are some examples and templates that you can use to esnure you are prepared.

If you create a plan that works well, please send it to to our email below, we would love to see it.

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Lesson Plan 1 – to suit a fully concurrent classroom

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Lesson Plan Template (Class Name) Date: 19/03/2021 Time: 9.00am

PRE-CLASS – Distribute a short, sharp video to all students via all communication channels used. Content should include; important dates, key points from upcoming class, reinforcement of earlier classes, include answers to any queries raised since the last class

Welcome (10 minutes )

  • Class procedures – cameras always on, sound muted, raise hand to speak
  • Any questions?

Recap of previous class (10 minutes)

  • Consider doing this as a call-in beat the buzzer style quiz or in Teams Forms
  • Reminder include students from all locations
  • Discuss any questions or concerns raised in the Canvas discussion page

Topics covered today (10 minutes)

  • Outline today’s class and learning outcomes covered
  • Anecdote relating your experience to the day’s lesson
  • Add notes …. Build strategies to…work all the rooms

Assessment overview (10 minutes)

  • Always explain the assessment (share the Assessment Brief) and discuss the rubric and grading before assessment.
  • Allow a Q&A post assessment

Organise breakout rooms and chats between students from all locations (25 minutes)

  • During this time, you should have some time exclusively with on and off campus students

Class exercise (40 minutes)

  • Develop a series of videos to be inserted into the lesson, could be filmed on your phone at a relevant industry event, display, gallery etc.
  • Allow students to submit videos of interest.
  • If the session can be; informative, entertaining and fun – do it, reading and other exercises can be built into the week’s activity in Canvas.
  • Reminder address all students

5 minutes to spare

Lesson Plan 2 – to suit a concurrent classroom fully online

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The following form will serve as your template and guide to preparing to teach concurrently online. 

Lesson Plan Template (Class Name) Date: 19/03/2021 Time: 9.00am 

BEFORE CLASS

  •  Reminders, news, updates, help and advice! Time to engage and create dialogue with students
  • RECORD the class 

Welcome (10 minutes )

  • Class procedures – cameras always on, sound muted, raise hand to speak 
  • Any questions?  

Recap of previous class (10 minutes)

  • Consider doing this as a call-in beat the buzzer style quiz or in Teams Forms 
  • Reminder include students from all locations 
  • Discuss any questions or concerns raised in the Canvas discussion page  

Topics covered today (10 minutes)

  • Outline today’s class and learning outcomes covered 
  • Anecdote relating your experience to the day’s lesson 
  • Add notes …. Build strategies to…include all students 

Assessment overview (10 minutes)

  • Always explain the assessment (share the Assessment Briefand discuss the rubric and grading before assessment. 
  • Allow a Q&A post assessment 
  • Add your notes

Organise breakout rooms and chats between students from all locations, potentially group assignment teams (25 minutes)

  • During this time, you should have some time with each group

Class exercise (40 minutes)

  • Develop a series of videos to be inserted into the lesson, could be filmed on your phone at a relevant industry event, display, gallery etc. 
  • Allow students to submit videos of interest. 
  • If the session can be; informative, entertaining and fun – do it, reading and other exercises can be built into the week’s activity in Canvas. 
  • Reminder address all students 

End of session (10 minutes)

  • Recap the key takeaways from the session 
  • Questions 
  • Encourage use of Canvas discussions 
  • Reminder re assessment due dates 
  • Preview next weeks work and readings that needs to be completed before the session 

5 minutes to spare 

 

How will you run each session?

If Canvas is set up properly your class time may become more of a Q&A, ideas sharing, prep session that reinforces what is on Canvas.

What should your Canvas shell include?

  • Assuming your course already meets the 14 Elements, consider updating to include the further 6 Uplift elements
  • A Canvas course aligned to all or most of the 20 elements will contain all the information for a student to study remotely, then you use concurrent class time to inform, engage and build relationships between you and the students.
  • Learning outcomes detailed in the shell and aligned to assessments and rubrics.