Lesson Plan Addressing Stakeholders
The goals of the assignment are (1) to provide DAP opportunities to support preschool students physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development; (2) to plan and manage instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, and local, state, professional, and/or national standards; (3) to select age-appropriate materials to support the lesson, and (4) to integrate media and technology into a lesson. Using the format provided, you will think through how to design a lesson that is developmentally appropriate according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and aligned to relevant standards. Use citations and references in APA format as specified in the assignment directions. Create a title page and references page in APA format. Use the bold headings below to organize your Part 1 lesson plan. Lesson Title: Choose a concise, clear, and descriptive title for your lesson. For example: Advanced Walking Subject: Choose a single subject or take an interdisciplinary approach appropriate for an early childhood program. For example Motor Skills Development Grade Level: Decide on a grade level or age range (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten) as the target population for the lesson. For example Toddlers from 12 to 24 months. Lesson Description: Describe the basic information or skills you want to teach in the lesson. For example: The activity is designed to strengthen leg muscles and encourage movement. Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Determine the knowledge and skills the target population will need to successfully complete the lesson. For example Students will need to be able to stand without assistance. Planning Pyramid: The planning pyramid identifies learning outcomes. Some students will know: There will be some students in the class having advanced knowledge or skills. For example: After completing this activity, some students will be able to walk or run across the room without assistance. Most students will know: This is the average knowledge or skill level that students are expected to acquire in the lesson. For example: After completing this activity, most students will be able to take 10 steps with or without assistance. All students will know: This is the minimum knowledge or skill level that students are expected to acquire in the lesson. For example: After completing this activity, all students will be able to take 6 steps with assistance. Local Standards: Identify early childhood standards specific to the school, city, or community that your lesson will address. For example Creative Curriculum: Large muscle balance and coordination: Demonstrates balancing skills. Balancing while exploring the immediate environment. State Standards: Identify the state, and list the early childhood standards specific to that state that your lesson will address. For example Texas: Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers: §746.2507 What activities must I provide for toddlers? Subchapter I, Basic Care Requirements for Toddlers December 2010 (4) Opportunities for large-muscle development. Professional and/or National Standards: Identify the professional or national standards that your lesson will address. For example NAEYC Standards: Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria & Guidance for Assessment: 2.A.10 The curriculum guides teachers to incorporate content, concepts, and activities that foster: c. physical [development]. Materials Needed for the Lesson: List all materials and equipment that you will need to teach and students will use during the lesson. Include similar lesson plans found on the Internet and handouts etc. For example, Imagination Learning Center. (n.d.). Infant Lesson Plan. Retrieved from http://imaginationlearning.net/Documents-Current-Connections/Center2/Penguins/Curriculum/Infants%20Year%20Long%20Lesson%20Plans.pdf (Links to an external site.) Media and Technology Needed for the Lesson: List all media and technological devices required for the lesson. For example: Pavlov’z Toyz Electronic Interactive Activity Baby Playpen.