Let’s look at an example lesson that follows these principles:
Step 1: Collect the Information. For this lesson, we collected the PDF training manual and all of the media we wanted to incorporate in the lesson.
Step 2: Outline Key Points. Then, on the first slide, we wrote a lesson summary that outlined the 3 key points we wanted learners to take away from this lesson.
Step 3: Build the Lesson. Next, we started explaining each of the 3 key points on 1-2 slides each, incorporating images to keep it engaging for our learners.
Step 4: Incorporate Quizzing. For each key point, we added 1-2 questions to reinforce understanding. Within a lesson, the goal is not to test understanding, but rather to help learners reinforce information in a low-stakes environment. Then, we repeated steps 3 and 4 for each of the key points.
Step 5: Get Feedback & Iterate. At the end of the lesson, we asked our learners what they liked and didn’t like about the lesson. You might ask about the lesson structure, the overall curriculum design, or media integrations within the lesson.