Instructional Preparations/Learning Plans 4-58.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-58.1


Instructional Preparations/Learning Plans

  1. Instructional Preparations

    School Principals shall be cognizant in the scheduling process of the number of individual teacher assignments and the impact of numerous, separate lesson plan preparations. As a general guideline, the principal should explore various scheduling methods and patterns and department/grade level recommendations to keep to a minimum the number of separate preparations and the number of daily learning plans for which a teacher is responsible.

  2. Learning Plans
    1. Purpose

      Learning plans guide curricular delivery and reflect thorough planning for instruction and assessment of stated learning objectives as a part of a comprehensive unit plan.

    2. Components

      Teachers shall maintain daily learning plans that include local curriculum objectives/competencies, instructional strategies/procedures, assessment(s), strategies for differentiation, and materials in a format that is readily available and understandable to administrators and supervisors.

    3. Substitute Learning Plans

      In case of a planned absence from work, teachers shall make available learning plans in a format that is readily usable and understandable by a substitute teacher.

      Substitute learning plans should be located in a substitute folder, and should include essential classroom information, including but not limited to the following:

      • Learning Plan
      • Class rosters/attendance sheets
      • Up-to-date seating charts
      • Daily instructional schedule/school schedule
      • Classroom rules
      • Classroom routines and procedures
      • Overview of behavior management system
      • Essential health information
      • IEP or Section 504 or Health Plan Accommodations
      • Passes and other official forms a substitute may need
    4. Emergency Learning Plans

      In case of unexpected, or long-term, absences from work, teachers shall make available emergency learning plans that include engaging instructional activities that are relevant to the curriculum and can be used at any point in time throughout the year.

Approved by School Board: February 16, 1993
Revised by the Superintendent: May 27, 2009
Revised by Superintendent: November 3, 2021