Below is our list of lesson plans for our volunteer instructors for the classes we offer. If you’re a learner who would like to attend or learn about CWS classes, visit our handouts page for class handouts. If you’re interested in being a volunteer instructor, you can signup on our volunteers page.

 

If you have questions about any of the information listed on this page, please feel free to contact us!

CWS Lesson Plans

Computer Basics

Computer Basics class iconThis lesson plan is for instructors of our Computer Basics class, which is for anyone just beginning to learn how to use a computer. We briefly teach the physical computer parts, turning the computer on/off, start menus and how Microsoft Windows work. We also teach students how to use the mouse.

Computer Basics Lesson Plan

Keyboard and Mouse Practice:Open Lab

Digital Literacy icon This class is an open lab designed to help new computer users practice using the mouse and keyboard. Instructors will guide students to mouse and keyboard tutorials and games that fit the students' skill level. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about using the mouse and keyboard.

Keyboard and Mouse Practice Lesson Plan

Internet Basics

Internet basics class iconThis lesson plan is for instructors of our Internet Basics class, which is for new computer users who would like to learn how to use the Internet. We teach students how to open a web browser, how to navigate to different sites, and how to search the web using a search engine.

Internet Basics Lesson Plan

Email Basics

Email basics class iconThis lesson plan is for instructors of our Email Basics class. We teach students to set up a Gmail email account and learn how login, create and send emails, attach files and add people to their contact list.

Email Basics Lesson Plan

Microsoft Word Basics

Microsoft word logoThis class is for instructors of our Microsoft Word Basics class. The class is intended for new users of Microsoft Word, where we teach students how to do basic text formatting and editing, how to copy and paste, how to insert images, how to check your document for spelling and grammar errors, and how to save and print.

MS Word Basics Lesson Plan

Doing More with Microsoft Word

Microsoft word logo with plus symbolThis is the lesson plan for our Doing More with Microsoft Word class, which picks up where Word Basics left off. In this class, students learn how to modify toolbars, how to apply advanced formatting options including bullet lists, how to create tables, columns and adjust margins, and how to insert text boxes and symbols.

Doing More with MS Word Lesson Plan

Microsoft Excel Basics

Microsoft Excel logoThis lesson plan is for instructors of our Excel Basics class, which is intended for new users of Microsoft Excel. In this class, we briefly teach the different parts of a spreadsheet and accompanying toolbars. Students will learn how to insert and format text in cells, how to insert and format columns and rows, how to sort data, how to perform basic math functions, and how to save and print.

Excel Basics Lesson Plan
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