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
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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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