Lesson Plan Transformation #1

In this assignment, you will adapt a face-to-face lesson plan for use in an online course.

This module addresses the following standards:

  • The online teacher demonstrates application of advanced troubleshooting skills (e.g., digital asset management, firewalls, web-based applications). OTE.1.P.4
  • The online teacher demonstrates knowledge of motivational theories and how they are applied to online learning environments. OTE.2.P.3
  • The online teacher promotes, supports, and models creative and innovative thinking, and inventiveness. OTE.4.D.2
  • The online teacher uses student-centered instructional strategies to engage students in learning. (e.g., Peer-based learning, peer coaching, authentic learning experiences, inquiry-based activities, structured but flexible learning environment, collaborative learning, discussion groups, self-directed learning, case studies, small group work, collaborative learning, and guided design) OTE.4.P.2
  • The online teacher uses a variety of instructional tools and resources to enhance learning (e.g., LMS/CMS, computer directed and computer assisted software, digital age media). OTE.4.P.3
  • The online teacher clearly communicates to students stated and measurable objectives, course goals, grading criteria, course organization and expectations. OTE.7.P.1
  • The online teacher maintains accuracy and currency of course content, incorporates internet resources into course content, and extends lesson activities. OTE.7.P.2
  • The online teacher designs and develops subject-specific online content. OTE.7.P.3
  • The online teacher uses multiple forms of media to design course content. OTE.7.P.4
  • The online teacher demonstrates alignment of educational standards and curriculum with 21st century technology skills. OTE.9.P.3


Find an existing, face-to-face lesson plan in a subject area of interest and transform it to be used in an online course. (Alternatively, you may create a lesson plan from scratch.)

The lesson plan will be graded according to the provided rubric and should include the following:

  • Standards alignment (or clear objectives if this is a context without standards);
  • Activities and content (synchronous and asynchronous);
  • Troubleshooting information;
  • Online resources;
  • Multimedia (e.g., video, audio, interactive tools);
  • Instructions for the teacher.

As an example, a complete lesson plan might include something similar to a module from this course plus a teacher section on troubleshooting and a guide for leading the synchronous discussion.


Make a copy of the evaluation rubric, and self-evaluate your lesson plan according to the rubric.

Open the Rubric


Share your self-evaluation with your instructor, and either share your lesson plan or submit it via email.