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

What You’ll Learn

You will learn 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 teacher creates assignments that require students to connect standards-based content to their prior experiences through the interpretation and analysis of the content.

Planning Lessons with the 5 E's

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

Understanding Co-teaching

The teacher will review a vignette and select a co-teaching approach that would be appropriate to integrate. The teacher will use the information in each vignette to provide a justification for their selected co-teaching approach.

Understanding Formative Assessment

The teacher creates formative assessment tools that provide data about students' current understanding of leson objectives and 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.