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Lesson Studywww.singaporelessonstudy.blogspot.comDr Yeap Ban Har   yeapbanhar@gmail.com
Photo: Attached Junior High School University of Tsukuba, Japan
Research Lesson in an In-service Course on Problem-Solving Heuristics.Photo: Princess Elizabeth Primary School
Lesson Study adapted for Micro-Teaching in Pre-service Course                                 Photo: National Institute of...
Overview                 Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, JapanHow to Benefit from Lesson Study
Overview                       Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan            Setting the ContextProfessional     Lea...
Setting the ContextProfessional        Learning  Communities
…nothing matters morethan finding people withthe   potential  to  begreat teachers.          Malcom Gladwell 2009         ...
Source: How the Worlds Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top        The McKinsey Report         Getting the right...
Source: BBC News 23 Nov 2004         “The country has made a conscious effort to havehighly-qualified teachers throughout ...
Source: Straits Times 23 Nov 2010                                    “The first is improving teaching,         developing ...
A good education systemdepends on high-quality                                                    Photo: Northlight School...
Photo: Fuchun Primary School                            build capacity for                    We need to                  ...
First Big Idea in PLC                         Focus on                         Learning Rather                         Tha...
OverviewLesson    Study    In a Nutshell   Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan
Keys Grade School, Manila        lesson studyaround the worldJunior High School Attached to University of Tsukuba, Japan  ...
Public Research Lesson in Khon Kaen, Thailand
Public Research Lesson in Tokyo, Japan
Public Research Lesson in Seoul, Korea
Public Research Lesson in Las Vegas, USA
school-based       lesson studyBina Bangsa School, Jakarta, Indonesia                                         PCF Kinderga...
Edgewood Elementary School, New York, USA  teachers studying   learning in action            lesson study  around the worl...
Stages in Lesson StudyLesson Study adapted for Micro-Teaching in Pre-service Course                         Photo: Nationa...
Identify               Professional              Learning Goal              Plan LessonLesson Plan                        ...
Tools in Lesson StudyPhoto: Sembawang Secondary School, Singapore
Some of us know a bit about lesson study.Some have heard the term but not muchelse. Some have extensive experience withit....
• School’s Goals                   • Subject’s Goals                   • Ideal Students’                     Outcomes     ...
School’s VisionSubject’s GoalsIdeal Students’   Actual Students’   GapCharacteristics   CharacteristicsProfessional Learni...
Professional Learning Goal                    Example:                    To engage pupils in the                    learn...
Lesson Planning Meeting                  • Select a unit                  • Select a lesson or more                    wit...
Learning Outcome(s)    Task &            Anticipated   Teacher’s   Notes Key Questions         Students’     Action       ...
• Maintain a Group File                  • Take turns to write                    meeting notes                  • Lesson ...
Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan
• Maintain a Group File                  • Take turns to write                    meeting notes                  • Lesson ...
• Maintain a Group File                  • Take turns to write                    meeting notes                  • Lesson ...
• Maintain a Group File                  • Take turns to write                    meeting notes                  • Lesson ...
Type of Student Engagement          Stimulus                             • Maintain a Group File                          ...
Type of Student Engagement    Stimulus                   • Maintain a Group File                   • Take turns to write  ...
CriticalSuccess     • Learning teams comprising ofFactors       teachers who are sincere about              wanting to lea...
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  1. 1. Lesson Studywww.singaporelessonstudy.blogspot.comDr Yeap Ban Har yeapbanhar@gmail.com
  2. 2. Photo: Attached Junior High School University of Tsukuba, Japan
  3. 3. Research Lesson in an In-service Course on Problem-Solving Heuristics.Photo: Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  4. 4. Lesson Study adapted for Micro-Teaching in Pre-service Course Photo: National Institute of Education
  5. 5. Overview Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, JapanHow to Benefit from Lesson Study
  6. 6. Overview Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan Setting the ContextProfessional Learning Communities
  7. 7. Setting the ContextProfessional Learning Communities
  8. 8. …nothing matters morethan finding people withthe potential to begreat teachers. Malcom Gladwell 2009 What The Dog Saw
  9. 9. Source: How the Worlds Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top The McKinsey Report Getting the right people to become teachers and to develop them into effective teachers.
  10. 10. Source: BBC News 23 Nov 2004 “The country has made a conscious effort to havehighly-qualified teachers throughout the system.” Minister of Education (Finland) 2004
  11. 11. Source: Straits Times 23 Nov 2010 “The first is improving teaching, developing teachers professionally ….” Secretary of State for Education (Britain) 2010
  12. 12. A good education systemdepends on high-quality Photo: Northlight Schoolteachers whoconstantly seek toimprove theirpractice, supported byschool leaders andadministrators, andresources fromdepartments andagencies within MOE. Minister of Education (Singapore) 2009
  13. 13. Photo: Fuchun Primary School build capacity for We need to teachers themselves to take the lead in professional upgrading.Minister of Education Singapore 2009
  14. 14. First Big Idea in PLC Focus on Learning Rather Than TeachingSecond Big Idea in PLCWorkCollaboratively Third Big Idea in PLC Focus on Results Three Big Ideas in PLC
  15. 15. OverviewLesson Study In a Nutshell Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan
  16. 16. Keys Grade School, Manila lesson studyaround the worldJunior High School Attached to University of Tsukuba, Japan from Japan to the rest of the world
  17. 17. Public Research Lesson in Khon Kaen, Thailand
  18. 18. Public Research Lesson in Tokyo, Japan
  19. 19. Public Research Lesson in Seoul, Korea
  20. 20. Public Research Lesson in Las Vegas, USA
  21. 21. school-based lesson studyBina Bangsa School, Jakarta, Indonesia PCF Kindergarten Jalan Besar, Singapore
  22. 22. Edgewood Elementary School, New York, USA teachers studying learning in action lesson study around the world teachers discussing learning collaboratively Scarsdale Teachers Institute, New York, USA
  23. 23. Stages in Lesson StudyLesson Study adapted for Micro-Teaching in Pre-service Course Photo: National Institute of Education
  24. 24. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan LessonLesson Plan Research Lesson Revision Post-Lesson Discussion
  25. 25. Tools in Lesson StudyPhoto: Sembawang Secondary School, Singapore
  26. 26. Some of us know a bit about lesson study.Some have heard the term but not muchelse. Some have extensive experience withit. The purpose of the forum is for you toask any questions you have about lessonstudy.There is an article on the first things aboutlesson study at this website.www.academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.gov.sg
  27. 27. • School’s Goals • Subject’s Goals • Ideal Students’ Outcomes • Actual Students’ OutcomesWhat Do PLCs Do? • Identify the Gaps • Identify Professional Learning Goal to Close the Gaps
  28. 28. School’s VisionSubject’s GoalsIdeal Students’ Actual Students’ GapCharacteristics CharacteristicsProfessional Learning Goal
  29. 29. Professional Learning Goal Example: To engage pupils in the learning of mathematics broad but specific
  30. 30. Lesson Planning Meeting • Select a unit • Select a lesson or more within the unit • Study textbooks • Study other resources • Discuss how the lesson(s) is to be taught
  31. 31. Learning Outcome(s) Task & Anticipated Teacher’s Notes Key Questions Students’ Action Responses
  32. 32. • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual ReflectionsLesson Study Data • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal
  33. 33. Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan
  34. 34. • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual ReflectionsLesson Study Data • Individual Observation Notes Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal One Thing I Learnt Today and What Was The Source
  35. 35. • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual ReflectionsLesson Study Data • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning GoalOne Interesting Thing I My Interpretation of One Question I HaveSaw During the Lesson What I Saw Related to This Observation
  36. 36. • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual ReflectionsLesson Study Data • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal
  37. 37. Type of Student Engagement Stimulus • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual ReflectionsLesson Study Data • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Average Score Average Score Goal of Novel of Novel Application Application Questions in Questions inCommon Test 1 Common Test 2
  38. 38. Type of Student Engagement Stimulus • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual ReflectionsLesson Study Data • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Average Average Goal Score of Score of Section C in Section C in SA2 P5 SA2 P6
  39. 39. CriticalSuccess • Learning teams comprising ofFactors teachers who are sincere about wanting to learn the complex process of learning • One or more team members is able to synthesize discussion to bring the team from data level to information and knowledge that can be used in everyday teaching • Setting and using research theme to guide all that we do in lesson study. banhar.yeap@pathlight.org.sg

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