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Our district remains committed to providing a high quality lesson-planning product for teachers in OPS and the next steps for lesson planning in OPS are as follows:
· All new teachers who are not yet tenured or
teachers on a plan of assistance are the only staff required to use one of the
district lesson plan templates.
All tenured teachers, not on a plan of
assistance, may continue to use the lesson plan template of their choice,
provided that it contains the seven required components of lesson planning in
OPS: 1) Anticipatory Set, 2) Objective/Learning Goal, 3) Modeled, 4) Shared, 5)
Guided, 6) Independent (Components 3-6 represent the Gradual Release of
Instruction), and 7) Summary.
· It is not the expectation that teachers spend
extraordinary amounts of time on writing lesson plans. Rather it is the quality
of the instruction that has the most significant impact on achievement, not
just the writing of a quality lesson. More information on the Gradual Release of Instruction model can be found in the Best Instructional Practices Handbook.
· Remember it is acceptable to use short fragments
or bulleted statements when writing lesson plans. As mentioned, the focus
should be on the design of high quality instruction with descriptive feedback
not the writing of long, scripted lesson plans.
· The lesson plan-scoring guide and lesson plan
checklist can be accessed on this webpage.
· The lesson plan review process remains the same
as stated in the OPS Practices and Procedures, “Lesson plans are required and
should be outlined at least one week in advance. Plans may be requested at any
time by the principal.”
If a staff member is using a section of a
pre-developed lesson plan that is available through an OPS adopted curriculum
resource, it is acceptable to cite the page number from the curriculum resource
as opposed to retyping that content into their lesson plan. All required
components of lesson planning must be evident.
Please contact your building administrator with questions about lesson plan expectations at your school.
Elementary 1 Form.doc
Elementary 2 Form.doc
Elementary 3 Form.doc
Secondary 1 Form.doc
Secondary 2 Form.doc
Secondary 3 Form.xls
Lesson Plan Checklist - 5.27.14.docx
Lesson Plan Scoring Guide - 5.27.14.docx
Coordinator of Elementary Special Projects