Previously, the Course Outlines feature was highlighted. Today’s blog will focus on the lesson plans.
Each lesson plan has been written by a practicing teacher in the designated content area. The lesson plans have then been aligned to national academic standards, and some state content standards.
A lesson plan is downloaded in PDF format, where specific parts may be printed for teacher use. To view the lesson plan, click on the red title of the lesson. To download to your computer, click on the grey arrow right of the title.
Common best practices of applying the lesson plan are:
1) Content and background knowledge
2) Utilizing the Sample Test and Labs, and Assigning to Students
3) Utilizing the Visuals
4) Adding to My Community
5) Standards Alignment
1) Content and Background Knowledge- The lesson plans are content centered to ensure you have the depth of knowledge needed for the activities. Technical terms are highlighted to guarantee clear definitions.
2) Utilizing the Sample Test and Labs, and Assigning to Students- The sample test is a favorite feature in MYcaert. It can be printed on paper, or filed electronically and assigned through MyFiles in MYcaert, or through Google Classroom. We find teachers use this in a variety of ways - as a test, as a review for a test, or as a worksheet - saving them valuable preparation time. At the end of each lesson plan, a hands-on application is provided, and may contain more than one. Teachers utilize these similarly to the sample test.
3) Utilizing the visuals- The visuals make for great handouts or note aides. They can be printed, and edited to fit your needs. For example, if using an identification visual, you may remove the names of the body parts, and guide students in note-taking.
4) Adding to My Community - Teachers may create or add additional items valuable to the lesson with My Community. Be sure to review and make the items your own. If you have an activity or handout to add, please do. Be sure it is not copyrighted. Check out a previous blog on My Community.
5) Standards Alignment- Each lesson plan is aligned to national academic and AFNR standards. Certain states have lessons aligned to state standards or pathways. MYcaert.com provides you the option to print out those standards you teach. Check out a previous blog on Standards Alignment.