3000 - Educational Program

3120 Lesson Planning

Instructional delivery plays a crucial part in the attainment of educational goals and objectives. Well-prepared lesson plans help ensure superior delivery of the curriculum program.

Each teacher shall prepare daily lesson plans based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and applicable curriculum and instructional guides developed by the school system. The following criteria should be followed regarding lesson plans:

1. Daily lesson plans should be accessible to the school principal at any time during the school day.

2. Teachers shall maintain lesson plans for one year in order to allow the teacher and supervisory staff the opportunity to assess instructional delivery and evaluate whether there are gaps in the curriculum.

3. When planning lessons, teachers must consider:

a. specific outcomes and objectives that relate to the curriculum;

b. planned activities, instructional strategies and special materials;

c. effective use of technological resources;

d. activities to address individual student needs;

e. assessment/evaluation criteria; and

f. evidence of curriculum alignment and continuity of the instructional program.

Teachers are responsible for seeking clarification whenever they are unsure about the requirements of this policy.

Pursuant to the school improvement plan, every full-time assigned classroom teacher must be provided duty-free instructional planning time, with the goal of providing an average of at least five hours of planning time per week.

Principals are responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy. Staff development opportunities should be provided, as necessary, to facilitate compliance

Legal References:
G.S. 115C-47, -105.27, -288, -301.1, -307
Cross References:
Professional and Staff Development (policy 1610/7800), Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Curriculum Development (policy 3100), Technology in the Educational Program (policy 3220), School Improvement Plan (policy 3430)
Monday, 05 November 2012
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