This stack is designed to provide educators with the tools to develop quality lesson plans with the rigor that promotes learning for all students..

What You'll Demonstrate

You will demonstrate the essential components of planning that maximize student-centered instruction and assessment.

Who Should Apply

  • PK12 educators
  • Instructional coaches
  • Education support professionals


Building on Prior Knowledge

The educator creates assignments that require students to connect standards-based content to their prior experiences through the interpretation and analysis of the content.

Planning Lessons: The 5Es

The educator plans a guided inquiry lesson using the 5Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, Evaluate) learning cycle instructional framework.

Understanding Co-Teaching

The educator reviews a vignette and selects a co-teaching approach that is appropriate to integrate and provides justification for their approach.

Understanding Formative Assessment

The educator creates formative assessment tools that provide data about students' current understanding of lesson objectives and explains how future instruction needs to be modified to increase student mastery.

Creating Formative Assessments

The teacher monitors and uses date gain.

Responding to Formative Assessments

The teacher monitors and uses date derived from formative assessments to inform instruction.