About Lesson Planet
Lesson Planet is the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators. The award-winning search engine enables teachers to easily search more than 400,000 teacher-reviewed curriculum resources within an online, professional community. Teachers can invigorate their curriculum and save valuable planning time by using search criteria to narrow by subject, grade, 21st Century Skills, Common Core and state standards, and more. Founded by educators in 1999, the company is committed to helping teachers be great teachers. Every resource is reviewed and rated by Lesson Planet’s team of credentialed teachers, providing quality members can trust. In addition to individual teacher memberships, schools and districts can subscribe to Lesson Planet’s cost-effective and easy-to-administer School Edition.®
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 22, 2015—Chief Learning Officer Jennifer Gibson talks with EER editor Karen Meany about Lesson Planet's Open Educational Resource (OER) teacher reviews and search.
Eight Santa Barbara County Educators Honored at Showcase of Innovative Learning with Lesson Planet Sponsorship
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 18, 2015—Founder and CEO Jim Hurley visits classrooms of local teachers honored by Santa Barbara County Education Office for their innovative use of technology in classroom practice.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2015—Educator-owned and -operated teacher service website receives double finalist honors for two products that help teachers find quality online curriculum and learn to use educational technology in class.
VENTURA, Calif., February 14, 2015—Story and images provide overview of teacher-run business that helps K-12 educators find teacher-reviewed online curriculum resources, learn to use educational technology to advance learning, and connect with other professionals through a free teacher discussion forum.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., August 14, 2014—New EdTech Tuesday video series features Innovator Interviews with 34 leading EdTech thought leaders and practicing teachers.
ATLANTA, June 23, 2014—Lesson Planet half-day ISTE 2014 workshop on teacher edtech leadership 'sold out'; follow-up online seminar announced.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 16, 2014—Online professional development courses help K-12 teachers learn what they need to make effective use of educational technology in class.
CEO/Founder Jim Hurley Delivers Keynote at Santa Barbara County Education Office 2014 Classroom Technology Showcase
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 5, 2014—Six local teacher-innovators honored by Santa Barbara County Education Office with keynote by Hurley titled "EdTech: Where We've Been, Where We're Going" May 7, 2014.
ALAMEDA, Calif., April 7, 2014—Lesson Planet and EduTone Corporation join forces to provide services to educators, administrators and business partners through the EduTone Single Sign-On (SSO) Marketplace, Part of Intel Education, an on-demand catalog of cloud-hosted services for the K-12 education sector.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 21, 2014 — Lesson Planet's Jennifer Gibson and Rich Dixon bring decades of experience in classroom teaching, curriculum design, administration, IT leadership, and professional development to a talk at CUE 2014 "Becoming the Solution: Building EdTech Teacher Leadership Capacity."
SANTA BARBARA, Calif, Mar 11, 2014—Lesson Planet launches mobile-friendly site redesign to connect teachers with the right online content, resources, and material for lesson planning from their tablets and smartphones.
Lesson Planet Featured in T.H.E. Journal Article on Developing Digital Content Libraries for the Common Core
SANTA BARBARA, January 30, 2014 — Lesson Planet Founder/CEO Jim Hurley addresses the role of Open Educational Resources in districts' efforts to support Common Core implementation.
SANTA BARBARA, Fall 2013 — Founder/CEO and UCSB alumnus Jim Hurley shares the story of how Lesson Planet came to be, and how the teacher-centered edtech company has been successfully connecting pre-K-12 educators with relevant online curriculum since 1999.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 — Lesson Planet, the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators, was honored by California Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, as the 35th District Small Business of the Year for 2012.
SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2012 — ISTE Annual Conference and Exposition — Lesson Planet, the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators, introduces a unique new feature to help teachers implement the Common Core.
Lesson Planet, the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators, has been selected as one of four finalists in the Best Education Reference Solution category for the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 27th annual CODiE awards.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 15, 2012 — CUE (Computer-Using Educators Inc.) Annual Conference —Jennifer Gibson, Lesson Planet’s Director of Education Resources, will present on helping teachers find and use effective OERs at this week’s CUE Annual Conference.
SANTA BARBARA, Nov. 28, 2011 — Lesson Planet, an innovative online search solution that puts trusted lesson-planning resources at the fingertips of preK-12 educators, announced today that it has been honored as a Finalist in the Cool Tool category of the 2011 EdTech Digest Awards.
AUSTIN, Feb. 6, 2012 — Texas Computer Education Association — Lesson Planet, the leading curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators, will exhibit its cost-effective and easy-to-administer site license, School Edition, at this week's Texas Computer Education Association conference.
ORLANDO, Jan. 23, 2012 — Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) — Lesson Planet, an innovative online search solution for PreK-12 educators, will showcase new features of its School Edition, a cost-effective and easy-to-administer site license, at this week's Florida Educational Technology Conference.
SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2012 — National Title I Conference — Lesson Planet, an innovative online search solution for PreK-12 educators, will showcase new features of its School Edition, a cost-effective and easy-to-administer site license, at this week's National Title I Conference.
CHICAGO (June 30, 2011) — NEA EXPO 2011 — Lesson Planet, a leading online search and community solution specifically for PreK-12 educators, today announced that its relationship with NEA’s Member Benefits Corporation allows NEA members to receive an exclusive 20 percent discount off a one-year Lesson Planet membership.
PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2011) — ISTE Conference & Exposition — Lesson Planet, a leading online search and community solution specifically for PreK-12 educators, is right in step with ISTE’s theme of unlocking potential with its new Vice President of Sales William Goforth. Lesson Planet is well known for its success and popularity with individual teachers, and Goforth’s charter is to bring the new Site License Edition™ to schools and districts.
PALM SPRINGS, March 17, 2011 - Computer-Using Educators (CUE) - Lesson Planet is showcasing its Lesson Planet Site License Edition at this week’s Computer-Using Educators conference... The theme of this year’s CUE is Ignite, Inspire & Innovate Learning, and we are very excited to do exactly that by providing our leading online curriculum solution.
AUSTIN, February 9, 2011 - Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) - Lesson Planet, a leading online search solution and community specifically for PreK-12 educators, is showcasing its Lesson Planet Site License Edition at this week’s Texas Computer Education Association conference.
ORLANDO, February 1, 2011 - Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) - Lesson Planet, a leading online search solution and community specifically for PreK-12 educators, is showcasing its Lesson Planet Site License Edition at this week’s Florida Educational Technology Conference.
PHOENIX, October 20, 2010 - Technology & Learning Conference - Lesson Planet, a leading online search solution and community specifically for PreK-12 educators, is showcasing its Lesson Planet Site License Edition™ at this week’s Technology & Learning Conference. With the new Edition’s special pricing and admin tools, schools and districts can now easily provide all their teachers with the same powerful solution that individual teachers in the Lesson Planet community have enjoyed for nearly a decade.
July 29, 2010 Lesson Planet's slogan, 'The Search Engine for Teachers', truly describes its function. Most of the lessons list targeted grade levels as well as a brief summary, making the search process easy.
SANTA BARBARA, CA − Lesson Planet, a search engine designed specifically for teachers, recently announced that more than 300 teacher-reviewed online Independence Day lesson plans can be easily found through its searchable online lesson plan search engine...
Crystal weighs in on Lesson Planet's tools and services for teachers: easy, powerful search of teacher reviews and links to online lesson plans, videos, apps, presentations, and worksheets; app reviews (many she's never seen before!); and step-by-step professional development videos to help teachers improve classroom tech skills.
Lesson Planet offers a fast, teacher-tested alternative. The lessons are teacher-reviewed as well and easy to find. Another perk: the site is advertising-free and fully member supported.
Lesson Planet is a lesson plan site, that had lesson plans for everything! Quickly the father typed in Canada. Immediately after typing the words, 5976 lesson plans came into view, along with 425 worksheets and 90 websites about Canada. And the lesson plans were diverse!
Lesson Planet is a search engine designed with teachers in mind. Whether you are looking for complete lesson plans, worksheets, or state standards, the answers are just a click away. The material is created and managed by a team of educators, and it shows! The lessons are teacher-reviewed as well and are easy to find. Another perk: the site is advertising-free and fully member supported.