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Learning: Lesson Plans and Room Plans
Learning: Lesson Plans and Room Plans

Learn how to create, edit, and assign Lesson Plans and view and modify Room Plans

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Written by Sabrina
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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.

๐Ÿ’ก 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

  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. Click Create lesson plan

  5. Input a Lesson plan name

  6. Input a Theme

  7. Choose to include/exclude weekends using the toggle option

  8. Click Create

  9. Choose to Add a Daily Topic and Description for each day and click Save when finished.

  10. Choose to + Add section

  11. Click the + sign under any section/date to Add Learning Activity

    1. Select the Learning framework to narrow down the available activities

    2. Select the desired Skill

    3. Review the displayed results to locate the appropriate activity

    4. When a learning activity you want to add is located, click Add

    5. When finished, click Done

  12. Add optional Notes that will pre-populate when logging Learning observations.

  13. Repeat steps for each day/section as needed

  14. Follow the steps below to assign a lesson plan to a room


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.

๐Ÿ’กIf you are assigning the lesson plan right after creating it, skip straight to Step 7, as you're already in the right spot!

  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
    ๐Ÿ’ก Use the search bar, scroll through the list, or use the Order by drop-down filters!

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

  6. Click Assign to room

  7. Select the Room using the drop-down menu

  8. [Optional] Add an Assigned week
    ๐Ÿ’กA room and week must be assigned on a lesson plan for it to appear on the app

  9. Click Assign

  10. 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


Edit a Lesson Plan

It's important to remember that 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 by using the search bar or scrolling through the list

  5. Once you've located the lesson plan, click the name to open it

  6. Continue to the relevant section below for your needs

If you need to modify any Skills associated with a Lesson Plan, this must be done by editing the specific Learning Activity.

Rearrange Learning Activity Blocks

  1. Click a Learning Activity from the lesson plan

  2. Drag and drop to another day or section as needed

View Learning Activity Details

  1. Simply click the Learning Activity to open it

  2. View the Description and Supplies needed

  3. Add or update any applicable Notes and click Save if changes are made

Modify Lesson Plan

  • Click the โœŽ icon next to the Lesson Plan's name to modify it

  • Click the โ‹ฎ icon in the 'Theme' tile and click edit to modify the theme

  • Click + Add section to add another section to the weekly lesson plan

    • To modify a section's name, click the โœŽ icon, input the name, and then Add

    • To remove a section entirely, click the โœŽ icon, Remove, and then Yes, remove

  • Click the ๐Ÿ—‘ Delete lesson plan button to completely delete the lesson plan

  • Add any Notes that will be visible to all staff

After any changes are made, click Save!


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
    ๐Ÿ’กManage the Share with parents toggle from the room plan as needed!

  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

๐Ÿ’กTo 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 Create 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

๐Ÿ’ก 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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