Lesson Study in Keys Grade School, Manila Da Qiao Primary School Lesson Study Symposium Deepening Our Practice Keynote Lecture DrYeap Ban Har Marshall Cavendish Institute Singapore firstname.lastname@example.org www.singaporelessonstudy.blogspot www.banhar.blogspot.com Lesson Study in Sembawang Secondary School
Teacher Quality as a Critical Factor in Student Learning
Lesson Study in BinaBangsa School, Jakarta …nothing matters more than finding people with the potential to be great teachers. MalcomGladwell 2009 What The Dog Saw
Source: Straits Times 23 Nov 2010 “The first is improving teaching, developing teachers professionally ….” Secretary of State for Education (Britain) 2010
Teacher Professional Development Coherent Collaborative Authentic To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively, and hold yourself accountable for results. Richard DuFour Lesson Study in Fuchun Primary School, Northlight School and Mayflower Primary School
A good education system depends on high quality teachers who constantly seek to improve their practice, supported by school leaders and administrators, and resources from departments and agencies within MOE. Photo: Northlight School Minister of Education (Singapore) 2009
Photo: Fuchun Primary School We need to build capacity for teachers themselves to take the lead in professional upgrading. Minister of Education Singapore 2009
Identify Research Theme Plan Lesson Research Lesson Lesson Plan Revision Post-Lesson Discussion
Deepening 1 Our Practice Lesson Study Teams must have a professional learning goal which is linked to school’s professional learning goal. This is also called the research theme. Lesson Study in Ateneo Grade School, Manila The Grade 5 Science Lesson Study team set as their professional learning goal how to enhance students’ higher-order thinking ability.
Deepening 1 Our Practice The professional learning goal is based on ideal and actual student characteristics linked to school’s vision and subject’s focus. The professional learning goal is broad but not vague. One way to deepen our practice is to use professional learning goal to have a coherent and outcome-oriented professional learning. Public Research Lesson at Middle School Attached to Tsukuba University, Tokyo Schools in Japan typically use the same research theme for several years.
Ateneo Grade School, Manila Deepening 2 Our Practice Lesson Planning Meetings Lesson Planning meetings are ‘study’ sessions. Look at how the textbooks and other curriculum materials engage students, if student engagement is the professional learning goal. Learn from each other. Learn by reflecting on our own previous practice.
Deepening 2 Our Practice Ateneo Grade School, Manila How to enhance thinking skills when students are listing down differences between when they were infants and now (11-year olds). One way to deepen our practice is to adopt a ‘study’ approach during lesson study.
Deepening 3 Our Practice Post-Lesson Discussion & Lesson Refinement Meetings Post-Lesson Discussion focuses on data from Research Lesson Pathlight School
Janice saved some money on Monday. She saved $3 more on Tuesday than on Monday. Subsequently, she saved $3 more each day then the day before. By Thursday, she had saved $100. How much money did she saved on Thursday?
Deepening 3 Our Practice Post-Lesson Discussion & Lesson Refinement Meetings 2. Lesson Refinement focuses on what-ifs What if the lesson is taught again to similar students under similar conditions? What if the lesson is taught under other conditions? One way to deepen our practice is to have a more structured meetings. What if virtual manipulative is used instead of base ten materials? What if this is an LSM class? What if this is an enrichment lesson? Lesson refinement meetings is filled with what-if type discussions. DaQiao Primary School
Deepening 3 Our Practice Post-Lesson Discussion & Lesson Refinement Meetings Suggested Protocols Chairperson reminds the group of the professional learning goals. Research teacher tells the group changes made during lesson. Group members shares one observation each related to professional learning goal. Knowledgeable Other synthesizes the discussion. One way to deepen our practice is to learn to synthesize discussions into form of useable knowledge.
Deepening 4 Our Practice What’s Next …? After lesson study Professional learning continues at the personal level which results in accepting or rejecting tentative knowledge that emerged from lesson study. At the school level relevant data is used for efficacy study long-term perspective in data collection use categories rather than taking averages One way to deepen our practice is to be precise in measuring student outcomes.
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