You use the assignment element to provide students with practice of the lesson information
or prepare them for the next lesson.
LESSON PLAN PERSONALIZATION
You will be provided with the approved lesson plan for the course you instruct. Add your
own personalization to tailor the lesson plan to your style of teaching.
personalization provides the information you need to make the instruction uniquely yours
without deviating from the approved course of instruction.
Types of Personalization
Personalization includes adding subject matter detail needed to cover the topic discussion
points to the required depth. Also add notes to indicate when you want to stress a point, relate
a personal experience, or use an example or analogy.
Subject Matter Detail.
Use this type of information to provide technical data such as
purposes, descriptions, facts, operations, and functions. Course reference materials provide this
Use carefully written questions, well-planned visual aids, or
additional student/instructor activities to enhance the lesson.
Personal Experiences. Relate your own on-the-job experiences to the lesson to increase
student interest. Relating your personal experiences has the positive effect of reinforcing the
practical application of the material. It also serves to increase student interest and motivation.
Examples and Analogies.
When possible, support main points of the lesson plan by
examples and analogies to simplify the concepts or ideas being taught. Use them as a part of
your personalization of each lesson.
For example, suppose your lesson is on the way sound
waves travel through air, but your class has difficulty understanding that concept. Then perhaps
an analogy such as it is similar to the way ripples travel after a stone is dropped in water will
help them understand.
Steps of Personalization
When personalizing the lesson plan, follow these specific steps:
n Read the learning objectives to obtain an understanding of what the objectives are trying
n Read through the entire lesson plan to gain an understanding of the contents.
n Research the reference materials to obtain subject matter detail needed to support the
major discussion points.
n Observe a qualified instructors presentation of the lesson and discuss it with him or her
before personalizing the topic.
n Personalize the lesson plan. By understanding the requirements of the objectives, you can