Who we are.

Founded by educators for educators, Lesson Planet is passionate about creating and delivering innovative digital tools and quality educational resources to help personalize student learning and inspire great teaching. For over 20 years, Lesson Planet’s team of experienced teachers have been curating and reviewing online, free and open educational resources (OER) as well as building tools that help educators save time discovering, planning, and implementing their curriculum.

Our Story

The idea for Lesson Planet was born in 1999 when founder, Jim Hurley, was teaching educational technology courses to K-12 teachers at UC Santa Barbara. Jim noticed the excitement teachers had around using the Internet was overshadowed by all the wasted time they spent scouring the Web for online learning resources. Lesson Planet was started to help educators spend less time searching so that they could spend more time teaching. Since those early days, Lesson Planet has helped millions of teachers find new and engaging lesson ideas that continue to inspire student learning.

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Jim Hurley, Founder & CEO

“It has been an honor to work with hundreds of excellent, hard working and passionate people to make Lesson Planet the best resource for teachers to find and organize their curriculum online.”