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Learning with Experience Curriculum: Lesson Plans and Room Plans
Learning with Experience Curriculum: Lesson Plans and Room Plans

Learn how to create, edit, and assign Lesson Plans and view and modify Room Plans after purchasing the Experience curriculum

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If you've upgraded your brightwheel subscription to include Experience Curriculum, you are in the right spot!

The Lesson plans tab, accessible from the Learning Library on the web, is where you can create custom lesson plans, view and assign lesson plans to a room, and modify lesson plan details.

The Room plans tab is where you can view all lesson plans in your school that is assigned to a room. You can also add and assign new lesson plans to rooms from this tab as well.

💡 Any staff role can take these actions.


Lesson Plans vs. Room Plans

Lesson Plans are where you can view or create lesson plans to utilize across the entire program. Lesson plans can then be assigned to rooms which creates a unique copy. They are visible from the Lesson plans tab, accessible from the Learning Library on the web

Room Plans are where you can view the unique copy of a lesson plan assigned to a specific room. These are visible from the Room plans tab within your account on the web.

EXAMPLE: The Farm House Lesson Plan can be assigned to multiple rooms, such as Rooms A and B. Once it is assigned to Room A and B, it is considered a Room Plan!


Create a Custom Lesson Plan

If you want to create a custom lesson plan, see our resource here. If you're ready to assign an Experience Curriculum lesson plan to a room, continue reading below.


View and Assign a Lesson Plan to a Room

Viewing and assigning lesson plans allows you to get a holistic view of the plan for the entire week in a central spot. Assigning a lesson to a room creates a unique copy that is independent of the primary copy. If you edit a lesson before it's assigned to a room, the edit will apply once assigned. If you edit a lesson plan after it's assigned to a room, the edits will only apply to that room. A lesson plan that is not yet assigned to any room is the original copy.

  1. Log in on the web

  2. Click to open the Learning page from the purple side menu

  3. Open the Library and then the Lesson plans tab

  4. Locate the lesson to be assigned
    💡 Use the search bar, scroll through the list, or use the Order by drop-down filters! Experience Curriculum lessons will automatically populate here after upgrading.

  5. Once you've located the lesson, click View and assign

  6. Edit the lesson plan as needed

  7. Click Assign to room

  8. Select the Room using the drop-down menu

  9. [Optional] Add an Assigned week
    💡A room and week must be assigned on a lesson plan for it to appear on the app

  10. Click Assign

  11. Choose the assigned room and click View to view the lesson plan, or click All room Plans and then View to view all lesson plans for every room at the program

🚩 If you create a lesson plan for a room with one assigned for the week, an error will occur. Only one lesson plan can be assigned to a room each week.


Edit a Lesson Plan

To learn how to edit a lesson plan, see our resource here.


View Room Plans

  1. Log in on the web

  2. Click to open the Learning page on the purple side menu and the Room plans tab will open by default

  3. Use the search bar or Room, Date From, and Date To drop-down options to locate assigned lesson plans

  4. Click View to open the weekly Lesson Plan and review it in further detail

  5. If no Lesson Plans exist from that room based on your search parameters, you will see the option to Create new which will allow you to create a custom lesson plan

💡To view Lesson Plans in a room on the mobile app, review our View Lesson Plans on Mobile resource!


Add a Lesson Plan from Room Plans tab

  1. Log in on the web

  2. Click to open the Learning page on the purple side menu and the Room plans tab will open by default

  3. Click Add room plan

  4. Click Select from existing or Create your own

  5. Once you've chosen, click Select

  6. If you choose Select from existing, follow the steps to View and Assign Lesson Plans

  7. If you choose to Create your own, follow the steps to Create a Custom Lesson Plan


Add a Learning Activity to a Lesson Plan

Learning Activities can easily be added directly to already created Lesson Plan templates or Room plans from the Learning Activities tab on the web, or from the Learning tab on the mobile app! This feature provides more flexibility when creating and managing lesson plans.

Learn more in our Learning Activities resource.


Print Lesson and Room Plans

Print Room Plan

  1. Log into your brightwheel account on the web

  2. Navigate to the Learning tab on the left sidebar

  3. On the Room plans tab, use the available filters to locate the needed room plan

  4. When located, click View

  5. Click the Print button

  6. Select Full format or Simple format

  7. Click Print

Print Lesson Plan Template

  1. Log into your brightwheel account on the web

  2. Navigate to the Learning tab on the left sidebar

  3. Open the Library tab

  4. On the Lesson plan templates tab, locate and click to open the applicable template

  5. Click the Print button

  6. Select Full format or Simple format

  7. Click Print

💡 If you have trouble getting all the information from a lesson plan to fit on one page, change the print setting for "Page Per Sheet" from 1 to 2 for both pages.


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