Lesson planning with
Google Classroom and Chalk

Lesson planning is a part of your teaching routine and creating impactful lessons that drive student success, is an art form. Your focus as an educator should be the content not where you are planning or how you are sharing that plan in this hybrid environment. In this webinar, led by the team at Chalk in partnership with Google for Education, we dive deeper into how to create plan and assess in a digital world. Learn how to streamline your classroom instruction, how to organize your plans, create effective assessments, and track student progress by using digital technology in your classroom.

Watch these webinars on-demand below!

Part 1: Lesson Planning with Chalk and Google Classroom

  • How to set up your personalized digital planner

  • How to plan and create lessons

  • How to directly share lessons and resources to Google Classroom

  • Collaborate with colleagues on Planboard

Part 2: Essential Guide to Assessments with Chalk and Google Classroom

  • Set up your Markboard account

  • Create standards-aligned resources

  • How to organize and connect with Google Classroom

  • Track student progress and digital student portfolios

Part 3: Creating Impactful Instruction with Chalk and Google

  • How to set up your personalized digital planner

  • How to plan and create lessons and assessments

  • How to organize and connect with Google Classroom

  • Collaborate with colleagues

Speaker Details

Michael Maczynski
Michael Maczynski
Michael Maczynski is Head of Support at Chalk, where he creates support resources for Planboard and provides direct assistance to thousands of teachers worldwide. He has several years of classroom experience, teaching English and Music at the secondary level in Ontario, Canada.

Why Curriculum Map?

Increase in student achievement. Teachers who have a better understanding of the curriculum will be more flexible in their teaching methods. They will be able to ensure their students completely understand important concepts by structuring classes around the big picture.

Create a school’s identity or persona. Curriculum maps help to create a bridge between standards and lesson plans, by bringing new resources into the classroom. This has implications on every stakeholder within the school district community. New initiatives, such as STEM or design thinking, that districts take on can be referenced directly in the curricular units to provide evidence of the work.

Encourages collaboration. Curriculum maps encourage teachers to discuss best practices and share resources, improving the overall level of teaching across the school district. Parents benefit from structured curriculum maps in that they know the exact learning targets for their children. Students are given coherent curriculum throughout the class, with a constant flow of knowledge from term to term and year to year.

Build a common resource center. Being able to capture assessments, lesson plans, and best practices within one place can improve teachers instruction. Knowledge can be easily shared from a master teacher to a new teacher. Within a curriculum map, the outcome is a comprehensive resource pool that includes hyperlinks to resources in context.

Save money on textbooks. Schools can save money by creating their own curriculum maps rather than buying them from textbook publishers. This allows for more control over what is actually being taught at the school

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