I am in the process of writing my Long Range Plan for the new school year.
I divide the document up into 5 sections.
1. Affective Goals
I want my students to learn a lot more than the curriculum. As such, my three goals for this section have not changed over the past several years.
2. Academic Goals
In this section, I copy and paste the curriculum expectations from the Ministry of Education. I do this so I do not have to check the curriculum guides throughout the year. Everything is in one place and it helps keep me focused on what the students need to accomplish over the course of the year.
3. Year at a Glance Plans
I list the topic or focus for the month and the resources I will be using in section. I also write down the expectation codes I will be covering in each unit.
4. Week at a Glance Plans
We operate on a ten-day week in my school board. By breaking down the monthly plans into weekly plans, I make sure that I can move through the content I need to at a good pace.
I also like being able to quickly see what needs to be accomplished every week.
5. Expectations by Term
We have moved to a two-term school year but I find it easier to divide the year into three portions for ease of planning. As I fill in the monthly plans, I move down to this section of my document and account for each expectation. This ensures that every expectation is met over the course of the year.
I have written about this topic before. If you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for in this article, please read my previous post on the topic, Teaching Tip Tuesday – Long Range Plans.
This template should be a great starting point in writing your annual plan. You can download it for free and customize it however you see fit. If you have a plan you’d like to share, please contact me, or leave a comment below. Thanks!