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SPN Gold Seal Lesson Service


Network members have the opportunity to submit lessons and video of lessons to the Gold Seal Lesson Database. All lessons are reviewed and edited for publication in the GSL library. The following template and checklist are to be submitted to Please see below for additional information about submission of videos.


Lesson Submission Template with Checklist
Please use this Word Document which is our template for submitting lessons to us.

Lesson Submission Guidelines
Document providing an overview of Gold Seal Lessons and the submission process.

Knowledge Taxonomy and Application Model Decision Tree
 (pdf file - 151kb)
A quick look at the Knowledge Taxonomy verb list and Application Model Decision Tree.
Includes a set of verbs and where they correspond in relation to the Quadrants of the Rigor/Relevance Framework.
Includes a set of verbs and where they correspond in relation to the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy 
Includes a set of verbs and where they correspond in relation to the four levels of Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge 
National Essential Skills Study: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

Video Library Submission  - Gold Seal Lesson Criteria


The video library is designed to provide members with videos of the delivery of Gold Seal Lessons.


Members are encouraged to submit videos of Gold Seal Lessons when submitting a lesson for inclusion in the Gold Seal Lesson database or upon approval and publication in the database. 


Video Criteria: 

Video will be based on SPN member's Gold Seal Lesson that has been or will be submitted to the SPN's Gold Seal Lesson service for publication.

  • Video should include students in Quads D activities working through the performance task, and sharing final student work.  Video of activities in Quads A, B, C are also acceptable to include.
  • Video should have wmv and Quick Time formats submitted via DVD
  • Preferred length is 5 - 20 minutes
  • Submission of student artifacts are encouraged, e.g., student work, assessments, handouts, pictures, etc. These may be shown in the video but should also be included as attachments (.doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc.)

Print Gold Seal Lesson Video Criteria Check List.


Rubric for Video Submission

If you have questions on the video submission process please contact Dale Eggebraaten,



** Please note, by submitting a lesson to the Network for editing and inclusion in the database of Gold Seal Lessons the author grants consent that the lesson may be used by the Successful Practices Network.  As such, the Successful Practices Network may distribute, repurpose, or reproduce lessons to fit the needs of the organization at present or in the future.   When submitting a video to the Successful Practices Network, the video will be used solely on the website for the purposes of sharing with Network members. Any other uses will be at the consent of the author with necessary permissions from the school, students, parents/guardians, etc.