Planning lesson sequences

Course code: NRG15261

Course description and enrolment

For learning to occur deeply, students must connect ideas. Effective teachers recognise this when designing their lesson sequences: they connect new learning to prior understandings; they explore concepts logically in order for meaning to emerge; and they sequence activities to progress learning from a basic to a more complex skill level. This course aims to refine your skill in planning effective lesson sequences by taking you through the steps needed to create one.

Once you have completed the course, in line with the course conditions specified, your NESA Professional Development hours will be automatically transferred to your NESA record.

Learning outcomes

You will learn to:

  • use evidence to make better judgements about improving student learning
  • use the four Quality Teaching questions to guide your planning of and reflection on classroom and assessment practice
  • use the Backward Design approach to sequence increasingly sophisticated, coherent lessons
  • space practice across a lesson sequence by chunking a central idea
  • scaffold learning using the Modelled, Guided and Independent Teaching model
  • find out what students know through effective questioning techniques, multi-student response systems and peer assessment.

Teaching practices

The following teaching practices are addressed in this course:

  • using effective teaching strategies
  • assessing learning and giving feedback
  • planning, structuring and sequencing lessons
  • evaluate teaching and learning.

Supervisor support notes

Supervisors should review the supervisor notes for Planning lesson sequences.

Standard descriptors addressed: 1.2.2, 2.2.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 5.1.2, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.


  • Human resources
  • Teaching and learning


  • Effective classroom practice
  • Professional development
  • Professional learning
  • Professional standards
  • Teacher accreditation
  • Teaching
  • Teaching effectiveness

Business Unit:

  • People Culture and Capability
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