The Forethought Lesson Planner allows you to setup as many schedules as you need. Each schedule contains course entries and special entries, such as notes, planning period information, or sub notes. Your lesson planner can be changed to fit any changes in your year’s schedule.
Editing Your Schedule
To edit your schedule and entries, select Change My Settings and My Schedules.
Select your schedule and then click Edit Schedule.
If you want to create an entirely new schedule, it might be best to click Remove Schedule to remove last year's schedule and then Add a Schedule.
Note: Removing last year’s schedule does not erase or modify information from last year.
Edit the name of your schedule on this screen as needed.
Select an entry to edit the name, change the order, or remove it from the schedule. Repeat as needed for the number of entries in your schedule.
If you are teaching a new course, you will need to use “Add an Entry.” If you are not teaching the course again, you will need to “Remove Entry.”
Note: Removing an entry from your schedule does not erase or modify information already in your lesson planner. For example, deleting English I at the end of a semester will not remove your lesson plans for that semester.
Edit the name of the entry. This is a great place to add times, period numbers, etc. to help organize the entries.
For Aware Customers Only
Select the course from your Master Schedule to connect test data of students to your entries in Forethought. You can select multiple classes to connect to an entry. For example, if you teach three preps of math, check all the math classes that use that course’s curriculum. This will allow teachers access to the TEST tab from Aware to create and manage teacher tests.
Complete the wizard by clicking Begin Using Forethought (this is like a Save button)
Stamping a Day
When you click on a day:
- Stamps your current lesson plan schedule
- Turns the date bold
After you edit your schedule (see above), you might ask yourself, “Why didn’t my Lesson Plans Change?”
- Forethought doesn’t want to replace your plans (any day you’ve clicked on and turned bold) without your permission.
- You have to remove the stamped schedule (your old schedule) from days you have already stamped and replace it with your new schedule.
To remove the old schedule, click on “Delete Today’s Plans.” This will remove the old schedule, any plans you have on that day, and stamp it with your blank new schedule. Note: You will have to do this step (Delete Today’s Plans) for every day that is bold if you want the new schedule stamped.
Be Careful!!!! Don’t delete days that have plans already.
Note: If you have already stamped a day and added lessons to that day, you can move the lessons to a future date that has been pre-stamped to preserve the lessons. Then click Delete Today's Plans for the date that needs an updated schedule. After the new schedule is stamped, you can move your lessons back to the correct date. Moving lessons requires that both dates contain the same courses in the schedule.
Set as Default Text for Entry
This is the text that automatically appears in the entry where you type your lesson plans.
- To edit the template text for an entry, create the new template in the editor.
- Click SAVE!
- Then select “Set as Default Text.” For every new day in your planner, the new template will appear only for that entry.
Note: The same feature applies to the default text as it does for a schedule. Any day that has the old default text template will need to be deleted to replace it with the new text. Be careful! Don’t go back and delete any days that already have good lessons in them.
- Don’t go back and delete days that already have good lesson plans – let it be.
- Try not to click ahead too far in the future.
- You have to do this for every entry you want to edit.