Application Period for the Spring 2023 Lesson Planning Track

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Application Period for the Spring 2023 Lesson Planning Track

April 17 @ 12:00 pm April 23 @ 11:59 pm EDT

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About the Program

The Lesson Planning Track is a sequence of 3 workshops focused on preparing an effective lesson plan for a class session or recitation, developing skills for classroom presentation and effective classroom activities, and giving formative feedback to students. Over the course of the workshop track, participants develop a detailed lesson plan on a topic of their choice with feedback from the instructor.

Workshop Schedule

Facilitating Learning

Tuesday, May 9, from 2- 4 pm (ET)

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the benefits of implementing ILO-aligned active learning strategies in the classroom.
  • Identify the specific benefits and challenges of implementing a particular active learning strategy
  • Design opportunities for practice that engage students cognitively and align with desired ILOs through the use of active learning strategies.
  • Reduce barriers to inclusion by intentionally using a variety of active learning techniques with attentiveness to implementation details.

Planning for Learning

Tuesday, May 16, from 2- 4 pm (ET)

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the impact that prior content knowledge, previously mastered skills, and beliefs about learning have on how students learn
  • List some strategies to ascertain students’ prior knowledge, skills, and beliefs.
  • Use scaffolding and an understanding of prior knowledge and skills to sketch an outline of a class session that includes active learning.


Tuesday, May 23, from 2- 4 pm (ET)

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the characteristics of effective feedback. 
  • Explain how cultivating a growth mindset in your students can foster resilience and increase academic performance. 
  • Provide targeted and growth-oriented feedback.

To complete the track and receive a letter of completion, participants must attend all three workshops and complete the required out-of-class work.

How to Apply

Any graduate student is welcome to apply. Participants from previous workshop tracks have priority. After that, applicants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis, so please apply early. Applications must be received by the deadline to be considered.

Applications for the Spring 2023 session of the Lesson Planning Track open at 12:00 noon ET on Monday, April 17, and close at 11:59 pm Sunday, April 23. (Please note that the Apply button will not work until applications open.)