Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3B, 3C;Learning Environment 4B; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Education is a dynamic field that can require teachers to adapt their lesson plans quickly and with little notice. Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa, for this 1-hour course and learn how to create, adjust, and implement lesson plans to create instructional materials that work with any instructional delivery method.  

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Are your lesson plans ready for an unexpected school closure? Are they designed so you can easily switch from virtual learning to in-person learning at the drop of a hat? Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa, and explore how to create lesson plans that are as flexible as you are and can meet the needs of your students wherever they are.

In this 1-hour course you will learn: 

  • How to audit your existing lesson plans with an eye for improvement
  • How to create contingency plans for every lesson
  • How to decide when a lesson plan should be retired 
  • Effecting ways to reflect on your lesson plans

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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7 reviews for Adapting Lesson Planning for Virtual Learning

  1. Ninfa – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This course was really helpful in adapting lessons for a virtual setting.

  2. Maria – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This presentation was a good guide to transform in person assignments to virtual.

  3. Veronica – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    It was a lot of information.


    I enjoyed this course to help us adapt to any teaching.

  5. Julie – BRAZOS ISD (verified owner)


  6. Hilda – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Loved it

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