EEP(REGULATION) - INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: LESSON PLANS

LESSON PLANS

GUIDELINES

Pursuant to Texas Education Code 11.164, the District will ensure that required lesson plans contain an outline, which is brief and general, of information that the teacher plans to teach students during a particular class period and describes the activities the students will do in order to learn the subject matter. [See DLB(LEGAL) and EEP(LOCAL)] Individual schools cannot require information in a lesson plan that is neither taught to students nor describes the activities that will be used to teach the subject matter.

REQUIREMENTS

Individual schools can require the following for lesson plans:

Use of a lesson plan template;

Reference to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and objectives from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) relevant to each lesson;

Resources to be used for each lesson; and

Activities for each lesson.

EXCEPTIONS

Individual schools cannot require the following be included in lesson plans:

Student assessments (e.g.: exams/tests/quizzes that assess students' academic performance or readiness); or

Student cognitive level (e.g.: identification of student learning along the cognitive domain from Bloom's Taxonomy).

Teachers cannot be required to include differentiated activities/modifications for special populations, such as English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), but these can be a part of a lesson plan template, to be completed at the teacher's option.

CONSULTATION

This regulation has been through consultation. (Administrative: December 8, 2015; Instructional: December 3, 2015).

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

The chief student support officer, Student Support, is responsible for the maintenance of this regulation.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This regulation will be effective as of the adoption date, January 25, 2016.

Houston ISD

EEP(REGULATION)-X

LDU 2016.03

DATE ISSUED: 2/17/2016