It is never an easy task for teachers to develop learning materials for students especially if they are children. They need to come up with lesson plans, educational activities, and topic notes that are easy to understand as well as help in achieving the desired learning outcomes of the students.

There are several factors teachers have to consider to make sure that students get access to lucid materials that contribute to their academic productivity & performance. Let's discuss them in details.

1.Content:The content is the most important thing in developing classroom material. It is the medium of instruction for students and disseminates information about the subject matter. Content is all about sharing important facts, key concepts, skills, or key vocabulary terms that teachers plan to cover. They can also make a synopsis with key learning outcomes. To know more about the role of content in classroom material, a certificate course in classroom material development would be perfect.

2.Learning objectives: The next factor that is of foremost importance is to recognize the objectives that must be fulfilled. Objectives can range from easy to hard tasks depending on student abilities. In education, learning objectives are short statements that explain how learners have progressed imbibed & what knowledge they have by the end of academic session, module, course, training activity, unit, chapter, project, or class period. If the curriculum is huge, teachers consider breaking the chunks of information into smaller segments in order to achieve the learning outcomes of students.

3.Technology resources: Technology resources are described as information, tools or devices that encourage students and give details on subject matter or assistance with questions. The availability of technology-based resources has made information precise and reliable and make students knowledgeable.

4.Mode of training: It refers to how teachers plan to explain or deliver the lessons to the students. Is it cooperative learning? Or direct delivery of instructions or inquiry or seminar, lecture, or coaching. Determining it will provide a blue print to develop instructional materials, educational activities, and lesson plans. A certificate course in classroom material development will give teachers an idea of incorporate innovative modes of training.

5.Flexibility:It includes methods or ways that teachers will distinguish learning materials as per to students' needs. This is important to meet the academic needs of disabled or impaired students those with speech disorders, poor attention levels, slow intellectual growth and others.

6.Opportunity to practice independently: It includes the list or explain ways to offer opportunities for students to finish assignments & tasks independently in classroom so that educators can measure their progress that they have made to the instructions, lessons, & topic notes provided to them. These assignments give teachers the opportunity to decide whether learners have truly mastered the expected outcomes.

7.Monitoring: Next comes assessing the progress of children to know how much they have understood. Assessment, reviews, and ongoing feedback are vital for tracking the skills & knowledge of the students. The main monitoring activities include questioning, conferencing, or journal writing/reflection writing.

8.Closure- It refers to the ways to conclude or wrap up a lesson. It is all about providing synopsis of the unit and reminding students the most important theories that were covered in the chapter before proceeding to the next one. Teachers can also ask questions to the students on what they think about the topic.

IITT presents certificate course in classroom material development for teaching aspirants, seasoned educators, and research scholars with lessons on how to curate instructional materials for the students and make them academically fruitful. The ISO 9001: 2015 certified institute also presents primary teacher training course, Montessori teacher training course, classroom behavior management course, language enrichment course, elementary education course, classroom material development course, childcare education course, course in teaching grammar and others.

Author's Bio: 

Laxmon Gope is a former teacher & curriculum developer at a reputed preschool in Kolkata. He also has a passion for education research. He's is also into part-time blog writing & digital marketing.