Introduction to Lesson Planning for the One Shot

Monday, 9/24/2018 - Sunday, 11/4/2018

This course will introduce participants to basic educational theory, and guide them in using that theory to structure a lesson around their chosen content. Throughout the course, participants will learn the different parts of a basic lesson plan, how to organize those pieces into a final lesson, practice conducting the lesson, and reflect on the process. Librarians will not only become grounded in instructional theory, but they will immediately apply the knowledge to an instructional setting, and leave with an adaptable framework for developing effective lessons in the future. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the major parts of a basic lesson plan
  • Create a personalized lesson planning template
  • Develop an aligned, student-centered pedagogically sound lesson plan for one shot instructional settings
  • Practice teaching from a lesson plan and reflect on the lesson planning and teaching experience

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone that is called upon to teach in classrooms, face to face, and online. 

This course will support librarians in becoming more effective in the library classroom, and maximize their time and efforts in their instructional practices. This course is also for those that have been teaching a while, that may be interested in grounding their practice in educational theory. 


Liz Johns is the Learning Design and Technologies Librarian at John Hopkins University with six years of experience as a teaching and online learning librarian. Ms. Johns focuses her research interests in information literacy, and student learning assessment, particularly in using technology to enhance face-to-face and online learning environments. 

Ms. Johns frequently teaches online synchronously and asynchronously, and has numerous presentations and conference papers on the subject. She is a leader of the JHU Library Teaching and Learning Team, who's mission is to train other librarians in teaching skills. 



  • $130 for RUSA members
  • $175 for ALA members
  • $210 for non-ALA members
  • $100 for student members and retired members

How to Register

  • Online
  • By Fax: download, complete and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
  • By Mail: download, complete and mail form (PDF format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago,, IL 60611

Tech Requirements

ALA uses Moodle for all online educational courses. It is hosted at Learn more about Moodle at

All content for this course will be provided by the instructor. No textbook required. 

The Moodle login instructions will be sent the Friday before the start date. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any assignments and submit the course evaluation survey.


Continuing Education Credit - A certificate of completion will be sent to each participant upon successful completion of a course.
Although this course is not CEU-certified, many licensing boards will accept it for credit. Requirements vary by state and school district regarding certification and continuing education credits. The decision to grant CEU credits remains entirely up to your state or school district. If you are in need of credits, check with your state and/or school district before enrolling to determine eligibility. Some states will review your certificate of completion and course description to determine eligibility.


Questions about your registration should be directed to Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Training & Events Coordinator, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!