Writing a training session or lesson plan – templates

Templates for writing a training session or a lesson plan can be a confusing task to people new to the world of learning. One of the challenges for a new trainer is the development of a lesson or session plan for a training course or module.

Writing a training session or lesson plan – templates

Writing a training session or lesson plan – templates

The reason this is such a challenge are often simple – tutors do not provide a sample template or format to copy, saying that it is the trainer or teachers choice, however when you are learning this is more of a barrier than an enabler of choice to style. In addition, with the increasing trend of organizations delivering training internally, it is important that they have a standard approach to session plan development for consistency and contingency in the event of sickness or staff losses.

Below are a number of templates that could be used – each has their own advantages and disadvantages – use the one that is right for you. Any document is better than none – however if in an organisation it makes sense to have a consistent format.
  • When writing a lesson or session plans, consider the following factors:
  • Assessing Needs
  • Writing Learning Objectives
  • Measuring success (evaluation)
  • Outlining Content
  • Selecting Methods and Media
  • Writing the Lesson Plan

Once the information has been collected, the development of the lesson plan can begin in
a sequential, logical manner.

  • Use a lesson plan format (see templates below)
    ·
  • Include selected MEDIA in the body of the lesson plan
  • Explain how to deliver and process discussions, lectures, activities, etc.
  • Notate key points or directives to the right of the lesson plan
  • Use simple, straightforward language
READ  Training Room Layout

Note an effective lesson plan should be able to be used by any trainer familiar with the material (i.e occupationally
competent)

Below are a number of training lesson or session plan templates that you may consider. feel free to
change and adapt to meet your needs.

 

Typical cover page of a course or lesson plan

Course title

Session or lesson title

Lesson objective

Learning
outcomes

·

·

·

Evaluation measures:

·

·

·

Trainer or Facilitator

Duration:

Equipment:

Material
& resources:

Pre-reading
preparation:

Content template:

TIMEAid/ reference

INTRODUCTION

9.00

Introduce facilitators
– name and background

Q. Who are you?

· name

· location

· current role

· hope to achieve

Ice breaker activity

Course objectives

Session objectives

Participant Manual

 

Name cards

 

PM page 3

PM page 5

TOPIC 1

9.15

9.30

Heading 1

Subheading 1

· Point 1

– Sub-point 1
– Sub-point 2

· Point 2

– Sub-point 1

· Point 3

– Sub-point 1

– Sub-point 2

Subheading 2

· Point 1

Sub-point 1

Heading 2

Subheading 1

· Point 1

Sub-point 1
– Sub-point 2

 

·

– Sub-point 1

Point 2

 

Subheading 2

· Point 1

– Sub-point 1

– Sub-point 2

SL 1

SL 2

SL 3

Handout 1

TOPIC 2

10.00

Heading 1

Subheading 1

· Point 1

Participant Manual

Page 15

Break

TOPIC 3

10.20

Heading 1

· Point 1

– Sub-point 1

TOPIC 4

10.50

Heading 1

· Point 1

· Point 2

BREAK

TOPIC 5

11.00

Heading 1

· Point 1

– Sub-point 1

· Point 2

Summary and close

11.15

Review Topics

· Point 1

– Sub-point 1

· Point 2

Poster – Mind map

A simple lesson/ session plan template format:

Training Session Agenda


Title of Session:

Date of delivery:
TimeTopicDetailsResources

 

A more comprehensive training session plan template

Organization name training session plan

Title: ________

Subject: _________

Lesson/ Session title:Trainer/ Facilitator:Date:
Time:Duration:Number of learners/ participants:
Aims:Objectives:Prior knowledge:
 

Time:

 

Subject Matter:

 

Trainer/ facilitator Activities:

 

Learner’s Activities:

10.00

10.30 11.00 11.30 11.50

12.00
IntroductionsOverview of… More about…..

VE (verbal exposition)

 

VE, Q & A,

 

Tell students about objectives

 

Ask the following

 

Questions

Tell them the story is about…

 

 

 

Go around the tables assist group activity

Listen
Q & A
(question & answer)

 

Listening

Q & A

Taking notes

 

participants in small groups

 

Group work activity

 

Put the students into small discussion groups and using the following
questions they discuss

 

Reading activity

Class/small group activity

 

Students should look for the following answers

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

There are many ways to format a session or lesson plan – these are just a few ideas. If you have a favourite format please
email it to us and we will include it here.

Other labels for lesson plan include:

curriculum, syllabus etc..

 

Page reviewed March 2016 – this post has been flagged for further editing post changes

About Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison is founder of RapidBI
Mike is a consultant and change agent specialising in developing skills in senior people to increase organizational performance.
Mike is also founder & director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy.
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