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Effective Lesson Plans for Museum Education

4-week Course starts October 22, 2018

Course Description:

The course will teach participants the necessary skills and strategies to develop effective lesson plans that engage the students, provide standard based learning, and utilize the institutions resources to teach broader themes of history, society, and culture.
Course Themes will include:
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Analyzing Instructional Outcomes
  • Implementing the Backward Lesson Design
  • Types of Learning Assessments
  • Self-Assessment of Lesson Plans
  • Strategies for connecting lesson to museum resources

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the necessary steps to developing effective lesson plans
  • Create instructional outcomes for lesson plans that incorporate state standards
  • Apply the backwards lesson method
  • Differentiate learning assessments
  • Evaluate existing lesson plans to identify areas of improvement
  • Create new lesson plans that apply the strategies discussed in the course
  • Develop strategies for connecting lesson plans to museum resources

Note: This course is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.



Your Instructor


Tyler Sanderlin
Tyler Sanderlin

Tyler Sanderlin has worked in the non-profit field since 2002 including local, state, and national institutions. He studied Public History at Middle Tennessee State University, worked in programming at the American Association for State and Local History in Nashville, Tennessee, and served as the Executive Director for the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House in New Orleans, Louisiana. His teaching experience includes middle school, high school and university courses. He made the transition to full time classroom educator in 2014. He has taught Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science courses. His specializations include standard based curriculum development and Exceptional Student Education.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on October 22, 2018. It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks. Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing discussion, reading, and homework assignments. It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
When is the last day for registration?
October 19, 2018
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email or phone for any questions you may have. A discussion forum is also available where participants can post questions.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have unlimited access for 3 months from the start date of this course.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
1. View all video lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments
When you complete these three items you can expect to receive you certificate within 2 weeks.
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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