Every teacher has to prepare before she or he could teach their lesson of the day. One requirement for all schools is to have a lesson plan. A lesson plan is a clear and concise outline of a lesson. The reason it must be clear and concise is simply because anyone should be able to teach it just by following it. As a teacher candidate at Medgar Evers College, there are a number of mandatory courses. One of them is Computers in Education EDUC 350. During this course, I was required to create a lesson plan. There were a number of requirements I had to follow in order to complete this assignment.
There were two mandatory requirements: I had to include at least four different types of technology and the lesson must have included multidisciplinary content. Because of the world we live in technology is all around us, so therefore it needs to be incorporated into each lesson in order to keep students abreast of the new forms of technology. Every lesson a teacher teaches needs to be multidisciplinary that is it must contain more than one content area.
In order to fulfill this assignment, I chose the topic Food Pyramid for second and third graders. I included four different types of technology including one for a student with Asperger's Syndrome. This lesson was a science lesson but I incorporated language arts, reading/ writing and art into the lesson. I searched different websites for information; wrote a draft of my lesson plan because I was required to present it in a written form. Once my lesson plan was completed in written form, I designed a power point which I was one of the requirements of the assignment. I presented the powerpoint portion of the assignment in my Computers in Education course and gave my professor the written portion.
This assignment helped to prepare me for the everyday task that I would face as a teacher. Although it was challenging because it was the first time I had to make a lesson plan, I learned from my mistakes and now I am confident that I will be able to design lesson plans that would peak my students interests.