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Model Lesson Demonstration

During a Model Lesson Demonstration a Discovery Education Professional Development master teacher models a research-based lesson for a cadre of teachers in the classroom environment. Educators observe the instructor use a Discovery Education service such as streaming and or Science coupled with other technologies such as interactive whiteboards, PowerPoint or Keynote multimedia presentations, Web 2.0 applications, moviemaking software, etc. Teacher(s) and designated facilitators observe the lesson demonstration using an observation tool created by Discovery Education. Model Lesson Demonstrations include planning, execution, and reflection phases.


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Building Principles


  • Varies by classroom structure and district plan; includes pre-lesson meetings, model lesson demonstrations, and post-lesson debrief sessions.

Maximum Participants

  • Varies by classroom structure and district plan

System Requirements

  • Presentation station with computer for presenter

Recommended Companion Courses

  • n/a

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the strategies used to integrate digital content in the model lesson.
  • Replicate the structure and strategies used in the model lesson.
  • Manipulate the technology to support purposeful use of digital content in the classroom.
  • Plan for and assess lessons for successful integration of digital content.

Sample Agenda

  1. Pre-Lesson Meeting with Teachers and Coaches (1/2 day)
  2. Model Lesson Demonstrations (class periods)
  3. Post-Lesson Debrief Session with Teachers and Coaches (1/2 day)

We have really transformed the environment of the classroom and the processes of instructional delivery. We have moved it to the next level.

Dr. Willie Giles

Deputy Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools