Teaching Presentations: Traditional/Hybrid Classes

Overview For the Teaching Presentation, you will record and post a teaching presentation into the Db in Bb. There will be a Db for your draft lesson plan and second Db for your draft PP or Prezi. You’ll bring the final version of your lesson plan to class and submit it for grading the day you teach in class.In short, here are your steps for this assignment

  • Decide the topic for your teaching presentation and post it into the Teaching Topics wiki in Bb
  • Create a draft lesson plan & visual aid (Prezi or PowerPoint). Submit them according to course calendar.
  • Finalize your lesson plan and visual aid
  • Teach your lesson in class
  • Watch and provide peer feedback for others’ teaching presentations

Project Objectives:

  • To prepare a lesson plan, including standards, goals/objectives, step-by-step instructional strategies, evaluation and references
  • To prepare an overhead visual aid, Prezi or PowerPoint to assist in delivering the curriculum
  • To practice instructing a group in a classroom environment
  • To get a taste of what teaching is all about.

Class List

You can have a class list to prepare for your teaching presentation. I would recommend making ‘Popsicle sticks’ or another way to ensure you involve all the students in the class. You’ll also find grouping easier if you know everyone’s names or use the sticks. Lastly, it will help you in preparing materials or handouts.

Set the room, Walk the Room & Use a clicker

There is time for you to change the set up of the room before you present. Be proactive and ask your peers to help you when you’re ready. There are many great room set-up ideas online. During your teacher presentation, be sure to get out from behind the podium. Depending on your room set up, make sure you teach from all areas of the room. If you need a clicker to advance slides, please ask me ahead of time. I can bring one and give you time to practice with it. Or you can pick up a cheap on at Walmart, Best Buy, etc. They always come in handy.

Appropriate Dress for Teaching Presentation

This is always an area warranting clarification. The truth is, if you teach in a small rural school the dress expectations may be very different than teaching in Boise. For our presentation you are expect to dress in business casual. This means ladies: nice shirt, dockers or a skirt, professional comfortable shoes; men should wear a button up shirt or polo, dockers, socks & professional shirts.

Do not wear:

  • sweatshirt
  • spaghetti strap or anything showing shoulders or cleavage
  • short skirt
  • flip flops
  • t-shirts
  • jeans

If you have any questions, email me a picture of what you plan to wear or talk with me in class. You can also Google ‘business casual for women’ or ‘business casual for men’ to get some ideas. While money is always tight, I understand, it is worth it to get one outfit ready for interviews and teaching demonstrations.

Writing Your Lesson Plan

Hey everyone, each semester I get some of the same questions regarding the lesson plan drafts. Let me see if I can help you out.

  1. This is a ‘lesson’ to be taught to your classmates as if they are whatever grade level you designate. You’re going to select the grade, subject and lesson focus.
  2. What must be included in the lesson plan? I give a bulleted list below.
    1. Note that you will alignment with two or more of the Idaho Core Standards, which are exactly the same as ‘Common Core’ but called a different name
    2. Give credit to any websites or other resources used/referenced
  3. For the online EDUC 201 section, you’ll use screen-o-matic to record your online lecture. (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ ) Then you’ll post the link in the Db. Your peers will watch your lesson, do the activity and post their results/project. You can also create an assessment in Survey Monkey or any other online assessment tool, and post that link to enable students to take a test or quiz related to your lesson.
  4. Check for Understanding. Your presentation should some quiz/short activity that your peers can complete to demonstrate their understanding of the subject you presented. How or what you require is limited only by your creativity. It should take students about 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you have additional questions, please e-mail me.

Lesson Plan Mechanics

One of the best places I’ve found to grab a lesson plan template is here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/?CTT=97 Find one that appeals to you. At a minimum, it should include:

  • Objectives
  • Alignment to Common Core Standards
  • Measurement that Objectives have been met (Assessment or CFU: Check For Understanding)
  • Rubric for assessment of student work (if collected)
  • Timeline (Minute-by-minute estimate of teaching time. Presentation should be 20 minutes.)
  • Detailed instruction of content
  • List of possible questions to ask the class during direct instruction
  • List of items required/to be prepared
  • List of Supplies
  • Room for Reflection Notes

Lesson Plan Writing

Visit http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/p2_5 for help getting started writing your lesson plan.

Sample Lesson Plans
Here’s a quick video that reviews a good lesson plan. It’s short, 2-minutes! If the video does not show up below you can view it on YouTube by clicking this link.

Here is the sample of the plan. If the image below is not shown you can get it online by clicking this link

Art Lesson

The following is a fun art lesson. If the image below is not visible you can find it online by clicking this link

Math: Metrics

The following is a great example for teaching metrics. If the image below is not visible you can find it by clicking this link.

The following is the corresponding PowerPoint to the metrics. If the image below is not visible you can find it online by clicking this link.

Fun with Graphs

If you are interested in using graphs there is a great resource. If it does not appear below you can find it online by clicking this link

Here is a power point showing more information on graphs. If it does not appear below you can find it online by clicking this link.

Teaching Presentation Rubric

The following is the Traditional/Hybrid Teaching Presentation & Lesson Plan Rubrics. If the image below is not visible you can find it online by clicking this link.

The following is the Lesson Plan Rubric. If it does not show up below you can find it online by clicking this link.


Idaho Common Core Standards This is the link to become more familiar with Idaho Core Standards. These standards are exactly the same as ‘Common Core’ standards – but for political reasons they’ve been renamed to ‘Idaho Common Core.
Bloom’s Taxonomy This is the link for using Bloom’s on devices in the classroom. The handout is very helpful in writing questions you can ask during your teaching presentation to see if the class is understanding your lecture. The question stems are arranged according to Bloom’s so you can ask progressively more challenging questions.