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Designing Standards-based Plans

(20 Hr Course) - $100*

*Individual purchase cost is $5 per credit hour for courses or some districts may have a contract.


Use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning. Design a unit plan and lesson plan that align assessment and instruction to selected standards. This course replaces Standards-Based Lesson Planning and is the final course in the Professional Development Certification Program.

Requires student contact.

Learning Objectives

  • Design instruction and assessments that align with state-adopted standards, match learning objectives, and emphasize student mastery.
  • Develop and deliver challenging lessons that engage learners, integrate the subject matter with other disciplines, and relate to life experiences.
  • Require students to demonstrate a variety of applicable skills, including higher-order questioning techniques.
  • Sequence lessons and concepts to ensure coherence of concepts and required prior knowledge.
  • Utilize student feedback to monitor instructional needs and to adjust instruction to respond to preconceptions or misconceptions.
  • Analyze data from multiple metrics to diagnose students’ learning needs, inform instruction based on those needs, and drive the learning process.
  • Use data from a variety of assessment tools to monitor student progress, evaluate learning outcomes, and adjust planning to continuously improve lessons independently and in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Share the importance and outcomes of student assessment data with the student and caregiver(s).
  • Accommodate diverse needs by differentiating instruction, adapting the learning environment, and modifying assessments.
  • Provide immediate and specific feedback to promote student achievement.
  • Engage in targeted professional growth opportunities and reflective practices to improve the effectiveness of instruction based on students’ needs.
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to foster communication, bolster student learning, and support continuous improvement.
  • Examines and uses data-informed research to improve instruction and student-achievement.
  • Apply technology to organize and integrate assessment information.


Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Lesson Plan - Learner creates a standards-based plan for instruction.
3 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Lyndsey Lassiter

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Course Last Updated: 2023© 2003-2024 Beacon Educator