Develop a bespoke teaching framework with a set of digital teaching tools, using the 5E instructional model

Opening summary

As part of the Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) programme, participants are required to undertake a quality improvement project.

SET’s Professional Status team reviewed all 60+ Quality Improvement Projects submitted as part of the October 2020 ATS cohort shortlisting the top 12 using a scoring matrix, including the below from Mine Tana, Teaching, Learning, Development and Innovation Manager at Barnet and Southgate College.

This editorial provides an overview of Mine’s ATS research project rationale, aim, objectives and activities that were undertaken to adapt an existing instructional lesson plan model and develop a bespoke lesson plan approach for both online, face to face and hybrid delivery.

Research context

Covid-19 lockdowns forced everyone into remote TLA. Majority of teaching was through lecture style delivery methods which resulted in some students being passive participants rather than active learners.

My role included supporting TLA both online and through hybrid delivery. I wanted to find a lesson plan model that staff could use as a standard model to plan lessons both online and face to face and where students were active learners rather than passive ones.


Aims and objectives

To develop a bespoke teaching framework with a set of digital teaching tools, using the 5E instructional model (Bybee, 2015), to then be shared with colleagues and in turn enhance students learning.


Project findings and recommendations


  1. Started by vigorously researching appropriate strategies that befit digital and face-to- face teaching practices.
  2. Plan lessons testing the 5E lesson plan approach for student engagement online and face-to-face.
  3. Trialling and evaluating a range of different online applications to engage, enable and empower students to learn both digitally and face to face. Apply appropriate digital tools on each of the 5E elements to ensure efficacy.
  4. To provide a consistent lesson plan structure that supports evidenced based practice within the colleges Digital Skills Framework.
  5. To provide bespoke training to staff on the 5E lesson plan design adapted.
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Professional Standards covered

PS3.1, PS4.1, PS8.1, PS13.1, PS14.1, PS15.1, PS16.1, PS17.1, PS18.1, PS20.1


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