Unlocking Lesson Planning

What is a curated workshop series?

A set of workshops deliberately designed and sequenced to build skills in one topic, from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Through community, discussion, and multiple opportunities to practice, teachers hone new strategies they can use right away.

Unlocking Lesson Planning


To ensure that every student has equitable access to standards-based, grade-level content, deliberate planning is essential. This series guides educators through effective practices to bridge academic gaps while upholding high learning standards. Topics include proactive lesson plan modification to accommodate learner variability, in-depth analysis of standards and texts to enhance learning outcomes, and the use of exemplars to inform rigorous instruction. Armed with these foundational skills, teachers will be well-prepared to meet the academic needs of their students during lesson delivery.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

Proactively apply the Universal Design for Learning Framework to the classroom environment and lesson plans and to eliminate barriers to learning

Examine key knowledge and skills found in grade-level standards in order to deepen content knowledge

Create and analyze exemplars to determine what students need to know and be able to do to successfully master grade-level standards

Apply scaffolds to lessons to support learners in meeting grade-level standards

Hearing from Our Partners

It was so refreshing to attend a professional development session that modeled best practices! It's so much easier to internalize and visualize what it can look like when you get to see it first.

Lindsay Miller, Special Education Instructional Coach, Bullitt County Public Schools

Tangible strategies and resources, with opportunities for practice in a safe space. Thank you!

Rosa Joo, Green Dot Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness Specialist

Our facilitator was very inclusive, mindful of our time, and also did a great job of teaching adults. (Not always easy to do)

Katie Stuhmer, Teacher Harding University High, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

This was the best facilitated online session I have attended. It was so smoothly, calmly, and sensitively led. What a great model for our teachers and for myself as a leader. I am blown away by how engaging, organized, and meaningful this session was.

Heather Lee-Joy, AP of Instruction, KIPP Austin


  • Workshops must be booked 6-10 weeks in advance of delivery.
  • Price is for up to 50 teachers

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