Lesson Plans Agenda: Importing Curriculum Guides Building Lessons under curriculum guides Resources Files (embedding) Links Labels Activities Tests Discussion Forums Standards Formatting Year at a Glance Exporting Lesson Plans to Share Importing Shared Lesson Plans Creating Lesson Plans from Scratch Viewing the Curriculum Calendar Where to print and view lesson plans
Resourced On the right hand side of the screen, there are resources that can be added to the created lesson. To add a resource, simply drag and drop it into the desired lesson
Resources There are various resources that can be added to the curriculum guide. Files: Any file type. PDFs, JPEGs, GIFs can all be embedded Link: Links to external websites Label: Insert text, pictures, charts etc. Discussion Forum: Allows for students to discuss an assigned topic Assignment: Add an assignment to the selected unit within the lesson plan Standard: Search for standards to associate with the selected unit within the lesson plan.
Importing Curriculum Guides Districts are able create curriculum guides for teachers to use as an outline for teacher lesson plans. To access the district created curriculum guides, navigate to the Lesson Plan menu and select Lesson Planner. Next, select New Course Plan
Importing Curriculum Guides Select the appropriate course code from the Course Plan Catalog column on the left hand side of the box. If a curriculum guide has been created for the course code selected it will appear
Importing Curriculum Guides Click on the name of the curriculum guide to view a list of all the units created within the curriculum guide To view what is housed with an individual unit, select Preview
Importing Curriculum Guides To add the entire curriculum guide, select the double triangle To add an individual unit from a curriculum guide, select the single triangle of the desired unit. The imported guide will now display on the right hand side of the box where it says Units In This Plan.
Importing Curriculum Guides From here, select the courses to use the imported curriculum guide with. Next, select Create Course Plan The imported curriculum guide with all selected units/lessons will now appear at the bottom of the list of Course Plans on the left hand side of the Lesson Planner Screen.
Adding Lessons to an imported guide To begin building lessons under the imported curriculum guide, select New Lesson. A blank lesson template will now appear on the screen. Title the new lesson and select start and end dates. These dates will affect when the students will be able to view the lesson, as well, as the display of the lesson on the Curriculum Calendar and the Year at a Glance To ensure that students are only able to view the lesson during the selected dates, check the Hide for Students When Inactive box
Adding Lessons to an imported guide If an administrator has included components such as Objective or Essential Questions, click on the dotted line to the right of the component title to open it up and type in the information. Components are create by administrators and other district personnel.
Adding Resources As show before are various resources that can be added to the curriculum guide. Files: Any file type. PDFs, JPEGs, GIFs can all be embedded Link: Links to external websites Label: Insert text, pictures, charts etc. Discussion Forum: Allows for students to discuss an assigned topic Assignment: Add an assignment to the selected unit within the lesson plan Standard: Search for standards to associate with the selected unit within the lesson plan.
Moving Resources To control the order that the resources appear use the gray triangles to move the resources up and down. Use the minus sign to the left of the triangles to minimize the resource If the resource is minimized click on the plus open it it back up To completely delete a resource, click on the red minus sign. To save the lesson plan, click the Save button at the top of the screen. Collapse and Expand will open minimize or open all resources in the selected unit/lesson of the lesson plan The view what the lesson plan will look like, select the Preview button
Year at a Glance The Year at a Glance button will show all the terms in the school year, and where all the units/lessons fall within the calendar.
Exporting Lesson Plans to Share To export a lesson plan to share with other teachers, click on the Edit button on the desired lesson plan. Then, select the Export button
Importing Shared Lesson Plans This will download an.fpe file onto the computer. This file can now be shared with other teachers within any district that utilizes Focus LMS. To import a shared lesson plan. Start by selecting New Course Plan from the Grades menu. Next, title the lesson plan and then select the Import tab Then, select Choose File
Importing Shared Lesson Plans Select the desired imported file and click on Open. The file code will end in.fpe The selected file will now appear on the screen. Click on Submit. Select the parts of the lesson plan to import and select Finish Import. Finally, select Create Course Plan to finish the import.
Creating Lesson Plans from Scratch To create a lesson plan from scratch, navigate to the Grades menu and Select Lesson Planner. Next, select New Course Plan Title the lesson plan, select components, and assign it to the desired course by selecting the appropriate checkboxes. Once finished, select Create Course Plan.
Creating Lesson Plans from Scratch The newly created lesson plan will appear on the screen. Select New Unit to begin building the lesson plan. A Unit is the “big picture” in a course plan. Lessons can be added to Units. The lesson are the pieces of a lesson, often the day to to day plans. After typing in the desired title, select the plus sign. The newly created unit now opens up on the screen
Creating Lesson Plans from Scratch Clicking on the dotted lines of the components will open them up so that users are able to add information. On the right hand side of the screen, there are resources that can be added to the lesson plan To add a resource, simply drag and drop it into the unit within the lesson plan. The follow the same process as before for adding lessons to the plan.
Curriculum Calendar To see all units, lessons, and assignments in a monthly calendar, select Curriculum Calendar from the Lesson Planner menu. A color coded calendar will now appear, showing the start and end date for lessons and units, as well as, assignment assigned and due dates.
Printing Lessons To print lesson plans, select Lesson Plan Detail Report from the Lesson Planner menu. Next, select the lesson plan desired and click on Print
Printing Lessons A PDF version of the lesson plan will now appear. Simply select the print Icon to print the lesson plan.
Lesson Plans Focus’s Lesson Planner in the LMS platform makes creating lesson plans fast and easy. In addition, Focus saves all created lesson plans for future use.
Questions ?? Kori Watkins Software Trainer, Focus School Software email@example.com ph: (727) 388-6049 fax: (727) 213-6999 http://www.focus-sis.org
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