Prepare for success by designing a personalized weekly lesson plan
When it comes to teaching, it can be difficult to stay organized throughout the week. Before you know it, lesson planning can take hours and start eating into your own personal time. Weekly lesson plans aren’t ‘one size fits all,’ so the key to organisation is using a template that works for you and your students.
Luckily with Canva, you can do just that. Regardless of what kinds of lessons you’re teaching or how old your students are, you can create a design that matches your schedule, lesson structure, themes and needs. In no time at all, you’ll have a lesson plan that not only gets you through a busy week of teaching, but also helps you reach your objectives.
Open a New Weekly Lesson Plan Design
Create a Weekly Lesson Plan in 5 easy steps
Create a new Canva account to get started with your own weekly lesson plan designs.
Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
Save and share.
Use a variety of customization options for your design
Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.
Use your lesson plan to give your students an overview of the week
Lesson plans don’t have to be exclusively your guide, they can be your students’ too. At the start of the week, you can project or share your design and use it as a roadmap so students know what’s coming next and be encouraged to do some advanced reading.
It’s therefore important to have an eye-catching design to grab your students’ attention and interest. By using Canva’s professionally-created templates, you’re pretty much sure your lesson plan will look great. More importantly, however, with a well-organized layout, you can provide them with clear directions. A great tip would be to play around with font styles and sizes to catch and draw their eyes towards important points and lessons for the week.
Focus your attention with eye-grabbing icons
When you’re in the middle of a class it can be easy to get carried away with discussions and themes – the problem is, you can easily skip over important details, and before you know it, the lesson has come to an end. Focus your attention by placing an icon next to the topics that need to be emphasized. Icons can be found by heading over to the elements tab then clicking the icons folder. If you’re looking for something specific, you can use the search bar and type in your search query.
Have a list of topics that need to be discussed in one lesson? Create a hierarchy of importance by changing the color of your icons in order of most important to least. This way you’ll know exactly what topics are crucial for each lesson and never miss an important theme again.
Customize your weekly lesson plan with best in class imagery
With many classes you teach you’ll need to include materials such as images to discuss or focus on. If a specific type of image is needed, then use Canva to find the right images to engage your students.
Canva hosts an extensive library of over 1 million professional stock photos and illustrations that you can use to complement or enhance your lesson. Whether you’re teaching an art, history, or a science class, you’re bound to find the right images for your needs.
Finding what you need is simple. You can easily search by using specific keywords or browse through our range of categories. Plenty of our images are free, and if a premium one catches your fancy, at $1 a pop, it won’t break the bank.
How much does it cost to create a lesson plan design on Canva?
Designing your weekly lesson plans in Canva is free! Our library of lesson plan layouts have been created by awesome designers, making it as simple as a few clicks to customize the perfect design.
If you use your own images in your design, the entire process will be free. If you use assets from our premium library you’ll never pay more than $1 per image.
Can I edit my lesson plan after I’ve saved it?
You can edit and save your lesson plans as many times as you like. Every time you create a new lesson plan it will appear in the “My Designs” section of your Canva homepage. You can also access and edit all of your designs on your mobile device. Just download Canva for your iPhone, iPad or Android devices from the App Store or Google Play for free.
How can I format the text on my weekly lesson plan design?
You can edit your text a variety of ways to make sure it fits your design needs. Using the text tools, you can change the font type, size, color, emphasis, alignment, spacing and transparency. You can also turn your text into a bulleted or numbered list.
Changes are applied across all text within a text box. To apply any of the above changes, select the text box you wish to edit and click on the format options found in the text tool.
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