Lesson Plan Development Initiative

CPALMS is committed to providing high-quality, standards-based instructional Resource. Our goal is to add 2,200 instructional Resource by June 2014 to support the standards for math, English language arts, and science. We are pleased to announce that as of October 2012, we have met this goal and are set to far exceed it by June 2014.

A primary focus of the Lesson Plan Development Initiative is to create original lesson plans for these subjects. CPALMS is engaging teams of educators across the state to develop high-quality lessons. This program is designed to provide a professional development experience on the standards, on lesson plan development, and on CPALMS. The participants work locally in small teams assisted by a local teacher leader or district facilitator. CPALMS trains the facilitators who, in turn, train their participants.

Each submitted lesson is reviewed by facilitators, peer educators from across the state, and subject area experts prior to publishing on CPALMS. This review cycle provides feedback to the participants and ensures that the best quality lessons are created and shared.

Hundreds of teachers have participated in this initiative so far and we are looking forward to working with hundreds more as we continue to grow this collection of amazing Resource.

Contact us at support@CPALMS.org for more information and to learn how to participate.


Example Lessons Created Under this CPALMS Initiative

Click here to access all the published Resource from LPDI . Once the Lesson Plan Development Initiative lessons are reviewed and published, the lessons become accessible on the related standard pages and inside the instructional planning tools available in iCPALMS.

Alternatively, here are some examples of the lessons produced by LPDI:

  Math Science ELA
Grades K-2 How Many?    Day and Night Sky  Text Detectives Investigate Meat Eating Plants
Grades 3-5 What Are They Thinking? Understanding Division Experiment of Investigation? Which Do Your Prefer? Understanding an Author's use of Text Features in a Non-Fiction Text
Grades 6-8 Designing a Skateboard Kicker Ramp Thirst of a Nation A Christmas Memory
Grades 9-12 Crafty Circumference Challenge Behavior of Gases: Disaster at Lake Nyos Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 1

The CPALMS Process - Working with Educators from Across the State

The process of creating lesson plans is built on working with educators and facilitators from districts across the state. The following are few testimonials from some LDPI facilitators and participants: