1. Click the My Lessons button on the Materials & Resources menu page, or select My Lessons from the SAS Tools menu.
2. You can search for a lesson by keyword in the search bar, filtering by content type, grade level, and/or status.
3. You can edit, preview, share with other SAS users, or delete any existing lesson plans using the Options button.
4. To add a new lesson, click the yellow Add New Lesson button.
5. Give your lesson plan a title, and use the drop down "I want to create" menu to select the type of content you wish to create. Note that this drop down may be limited to one type of content depending on your permissions within the SAS site.
6. After selecting your content type, you will be able to select a template. Choose the appropriate template and click Create.
7. Select Subject and/or Course and click the checkbox in front of the appropriate subject or course.
8. Click the checkbox in front of the appropriate grade(s).
9. Click the Modify Standards button to add Standards to your lesson plans.
To search using your established preferences, click the Select a Preference drop down and select your desired preference (or create a new one).
To perform a search using a grade and subject or course combination, select any combination of your desired option(s) from each filter. Click the plus sign to expand a filter(s) of interest, click View More if necessary, and then click the desired checkbox(es).
Scroll through the results and click the Add Standard button to select the standard(s) of your choosing for your lesson plan. As you add each standard, the number next to Current Academic Standards (blue tab) will change. You can click there to see the standards you have selected at any time. Click the numbered boxes and/or arrow buttons on the right to view the rest of the standards search results.
Click Save to close the Standard Tool once you have added all appropriate standards.
10. Use the text editor boxes to add your Rationale, Vocabulary, Objectives, Essential Questions, Duration, Materials, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Procedures, Formative Assessments, Related Materials & Resources, Keywords, and Author.
11. Click the check boxes next to any Suggested Instructional Strategies and use the Higher Order Thinking drop down menu to select an appropriate option.
12. At the very bottom of the page, click Save to save your work. You will be taken to the Preview My Lesson page to see a full copy of your lesson.
13. You can edit this lesson, add it to your ePortfolio, or share this lesson with other SAS users by clicking the Options button on the Preview My Lesson page.