What is Lesson Study?

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What is Lesson Study?

  1. 1. A study... in lesson study. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  2. 2. Goals • What is Lesson Study? • What are typical steps in a Lesson Study? • What does Lesson Study look like in action? Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  3. 3. If time, look at district data to decide on a challenging concept to study. books lyin g on each other by muellerm artin Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  4. 4. What is Lesson Study? • Collect and synthesize information about lesson study. • Build a definition of lesson study. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  5. 5. What is Lesson Study? • Answer the question “What is lesson study?” by circulating with a partner, discussing and taking notes on the information provided on the clue placards around the room. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  6. 6. What is Lesson Study • After visiting all the clues, return to your table with your partner, synthesize your information and prepare a written answer. • Share your answer with the others at your table. • Develop group analogies. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  7. 7. Analogies Lesson study is like ________________ because ___________________________. Lesson study is more like ___________ than __________ because ____________. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  8. 8. Social Committee by whyswomen Share Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  9. 9. Lesson study is a professional development approach that • Focuses on examining instruction. • Explores real challenges teachers face in their classroom. • Builds teacher knowledge • Supports Professional Collaboration • Respects teachers as professionals. • Serves as the dominant force of PD in Japan. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  10. 10. What is Lesson Study? • Creates structured occasions for teachers to examine teaching and learning. • Focuses on improving the lesson, not evaluating the teacher. • Looks closely at student thinking and understanding. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  11. 11. Lesson Study Allows teachers to focus on a concept that is challenging to teach and difficult for students to understand. Energy Saver by boskizzi Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  12. 12. Core Elements Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  13. 13. The Process:What are typical steps to Lesson Study? • Setting Goals • Planning the Lesson • Teaching, observing, debriefing • Revising and Re-teaching • Reflecting and sharing Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  14. 14. Big Ideas In str u cti on St ud ent Go Un als der Co sta nte ndi nt ng Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  15. 15. Habits of Mind S Self Ef ficacy Learning Together Research Stance Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  16. 16. Core Elements Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  17. 17. Overview of the Lesson Study Process • Read the Reading Selection (4.1 & 4.2) on your own. • Be prepared to discuss one item from the reading that is new to you and one item that is NOT new. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  18. 18. With Partner, discuss one item from the reading that is new to you and one item that is NOT new. Next, share with table. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  19. 19. Professional development that has a positive impact on teaching and learning is: • Ongoing and comprehensive • Collaborative • Teacher-driven • Classroom-or-school-based • Focused on subject matter • Active and hands-on • Grounded in the professional knowledge base for teaching • Focused on student outcomes Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  20. 20. What does Lesson Study Look Like in action? “History at the Center: Lesson Study Blooms in Oakland” Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  21. 21. Introduction Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  22. 22. Getting Started Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  23. 23. Use the Video Reaction sheet to organize your thoughts. Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  24. 24. Creating a Goal Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  25. 25. Planning the Lesson Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  26. 26. Teaching the Lesson Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  27. 27. Debriefing Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  28. 28. Observations? Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  29. 29. Where do we start? Let’s look at the data! Tuesday, August 17, 2010
  30. 30. Works Cited • Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, “An Invitation to Lesson Study: A Facilitator’s Guide” • OSUD American History Grant: “History at the Center: Lesson Study Blooms in Oakland” Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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