Course Description

As educators, our planning must be


so our instruction will be


Planning Balance

Educators today are faced with a variety of challenges. Classrooms are more diverse. Demands for students’ success is at an all-time high. Time is at a premium. For educators, this is a balancing act. Teachers need resources to support the learning needs of students at all levels.


As educators plan, consideration needs to be given to the diversity of learning styles and multiple intelligences found among the students, cultural diversities, language and reading challenges, as well as gaps that may be identified through data or pre-assessment. This course will help teachers understand how to plan deliberately and intentionally to support maximizing their students' achievement.

Modules include:

  • Introduction - Start Here!
  • The Tools of Planning
  • Mapping the Journey
  • Planning Topically
  • Differentiation for All
  • Identifying Anchor Tasks & Activities
  • Writing & Literacy Integrations
  • Effective Questioning
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Assessment Strategies to build Achievement
  • Reflecting on the Journey

Basic + and Custom level participants will have the opportunity to work with Tammy in live support sessions as they plan topically for their year/semester.

PD Hours:

Upon successful completion of the Basic course, participants will get a certificate for 12 hours of PD credit.

Upon successful completion of the Basic+ course, participants will get a certificate for 24 hours of PD credit.

PD credit hours will be determined by the local district/school for the Custom course.

Lead Instructor

Tammy Jones

Meet Your Instructor An educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners. Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. Tammy also works with teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the classroom. As a classroom teacher Tammy’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the content they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use the content as they need to in their lives. Tammy believes that logical reasoning, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning, and that this learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom. Tammy believes that learning is experiential and in her current consulting work creates and shares engaging and effective educational experiences.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction - Start Here!

    • Getting Started with Effective Implementation of this Course

  • 2

    The Tools of Planning

    • The Tools of Planning

  • 3

    Mapping the Journey

    • Know Your Destination

    • Be Mindful of Roadblocks

    • Charting the Course

  • 4

    Planning Topically

    • Not Enough Time? Plan Topically

  • 5

    Differentiation for All

    • Making Content Accessible to All

  • 6

    Identifying Anchor Tasks & Activities

    • Identifying Anchor Tasks & Activities

  • 7

    Writing & Literacy Integrations

    • Building Opportunities for Literacy and Writing

  • 8

    Effective Questioning

    • Tools to Support Effective Questioning

    • Students as Questioners

  • 9

    Authentic Assessment

    • Types of Assessment

    • Building Authentic Assessments

  • 10

    Assessment Strategies to build Achievement

    • Strategies for Student Success

  • 11

    Reflecting on the Journey

    • Reflecting on the Journey

Pricing options

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  • $199.00

    Regular price

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  • $2,499.00

    Custom Course for Schools & Districts (Call for price for more than 25 teachers or teachers in multiple disciplines)

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  • $499.00

    Basic Course + 4 Live Group Coaching Sessions + Editable Templates

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  • $199.00

    Basic Course

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