This guide will show you, as a teacher, the many advantages of using Curriculum Builder when creating your lesson plans.
Open Lesson Planner
Choose My Planner for the dropdown menu to navigate to your Lesson Planner.
Open the Curriculum Portal
You will see an icon labeled "Curriculum Portal" in your left-hand toolbar.
Explore Curriculum Portal (View-Only)
Once you open the Curriculum Portal, you'll want to navigate through the tree to find your school, subject area, and grade. Then, within your grade folder, you should find the curriculum materials that have been created.
Explore Unit Plan
There are many sections to a unit plan. They are comprised of student takeaways, guiding questions, applicable standards, activity descriptions, and can even contain documents for activities and assessments.
Access Curriculum Portal via Lesson Plan Block
You can also access the Curriculum Portal through a lesson plan block. This is where you'll be able to link various portions of the unit to your lesson plan. This not only saves time when planning, but also helps maintain continuity throughout your lessons.
Follow steps 2-4. You have the choice of linking the entire unit by clicking the Link Unit to Lesson Plan button. Or link only the pieces you'd like by clicking the green plus buttons.
When the unit is linked there is a red minus sign and button title changes to "Remove Unit from Lesson". A red minus button appears when a portion of the unit is attached.
Closing saves automatically.
Copy Unit to New Blocks
As you progress through the unit, you'll want to link many of the same items in multiple lesson blocks. Copying one block's information to another will copy all the attached unit materials. You can then re-open the unit plan and adjust your linked items day to day.
Icons denote that units and standards are linked