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Whilst I am a pre-service teacher I have no experience developing lessons for secondary classes, as yet. I am however qualified in Project Management and I like to think that planning lessons, a unit of work and assessment items can draw on these skills. The goal of a good project manager is to document, communicate and mange the scope, budget, resourcing and time frame of a project from its start to end. This process also includes reporting, risk analysis and mitigation and managing those day-to-day issues and queries on the job.

Haynes (2010) describes lesson planning as a three-step approach; planning and preparation; activities in the classroom; and assessment including associated reporting and evaluation (p.1). Further advice Haynes offers is to consider the sequence of the three-step approach, flexibility in pedagogy, technology and content will be required to identify ongoing improvements to the teaching plan. Haynes (2010) suggests that when planning lessons ‘backward design’ is an approach to help design lessons around the required curriculum and assessment knowledge (p.3).

When it comes to planning the details of each lesson I would follow the Technology Integration Planning (TIP) model (as shown below); this approach will capture TPACK and the three-step approach outline above. Roblyer & Doering (2014) suggests that using Tech- PACK and TIP provides a theory base and practical tools to make technology integration purposeful, effective, and meaningful for teachers and students (p.78).


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Haynes, A. 2010.The complete guide to lesson planning and preparation. Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/lib/csuau/reader.action?docID=592444

Roblyer, M., & Doering, A. 2014. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching: International Edition, 6th Edition, Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-02208-6