Teacher Information Page

Introduction | Learners | Standards | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusions

 

Introduction

Begin with something that describes the origin of the lesson. For example: This lesson was developed as part of the Warrensburg, Missouri School District's WebQuest Academy project, a State funded Competitive Technology Grant.

In this second paragraph of the introduction, describe briefly what the lesson is about. Remember, the audience for this document is other teachers, not students.

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 Learners

Describe the grade level and course that the lesson is designed to cover. For example: "This lesson is anchored in seventh grade language arts and involves social studies and math to a lesser extent." If the lesson can easily be extended to additional grades and subjects, mention that briefly here as well.

Describe what the learners will need to know prior to beginning this lesson. Limit this description to the most critical skills that could not be picked up on the fly as the lesson is given.

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Curriculum Standards

What will students learn as a result of this lesson? Make a brief list of the Standards that are addressed by this WebQuest. Use the language of existing standards, such as the Missouri Show-me Standards. For example:

Social Studies Standards Addressed

In addition to content standards, such as the examples above, you could also include the process standards that are addressed by your WebQuest.

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Process

Here you can refer to the process description given to students in the Students Pages, and discuss the additional details that a teacher might need.

Describe briefly how the lesson is organized. Does it involve more than one class? Is it all taught in one period per day, or is it part of several periods? How many days or weeks will it take? Is it single disciplinary, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or what?

If students are divided into groups, provide guidelines on how you might do that.

If there are misconceptions or stumbling blocks that you anticipate, describe them here and suggest ways to get around them.

If you can think of ways to vary the way the lesson might be carried out in different situations (lab vs. in-class, for example), describe them here.

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Resources Needed

Describe what's needed to implement this lesson. Some of the possibilities:

Describe also the human resources needed. how many teachers are needed to implement the lesson. Is one enough? Is there a role for aides or parents in the room? Do you need to coordinate with a teacher at another school? With a partner in industry or a museum or other entity? Is a field trip designed in as part of the lesson?

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Evaluation

How will you know that this lesson was successful? Describe what student products or performances you'll be looking at and how they'll be evaluated. This, of course, should be tightly related to the standards and objectives you cited above.

You may want to just copy and paste the evaluation section of the student page into this space and add any clarifications needed for another teacher to make use of this lesson.

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Conclusion

Make some kind of summary statement here about the worthiness of this lesson and the importance of what it will teach.

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