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Lesson Study 2021-22 Full School Year

August 1, 2021 - June 1, 2022

Region 3

2021-2022 School Year Dates

Lesson Study Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open on April 30th, 2021.

  • August – Lesson Study Team Orientation Workshop at your school site (half day)
    • Date TBD (based on a team’s needs)
    • This is time to determine group norms, our research question, and logistics.
  • Two Cycles
    • Fall Cycle 2021 (September-November)
    • Spring Cycle 2022 (February-April)

Expectations of Lesson Study Teams

  • All teachers will participate in a Lesson Study Orientation Meeting, taking place some time in August before the start of the school year. This meeting can be arranged to take place at your school site. 
  • Teachers will participate fully in researching, planning, revising, teaching and/or observing, and analyzing a research lesson during all three cycles in the school year.
  • Complete a survey after each cycle of lesson study and a final reflection at the end of the year.

How is Lesson Study different than other Professional Learning?

Lesson Study is a powerful model of collaboration and professional learning that is different from other professional learning in three ways:

  • A Learning Stance: Lesson Study differs from mentoring or coaching in its emphasis on inquiry conducted by equals. Even experts are expected to pose genuine questions about student learning.
  • Shared Ownership and Responsibility: When a Lesson Study group works together, group members come to feel that lessons are “our” lessons, not “your” or “my” lessons. Members see the contributions of all team members, and become invested in colleagues’ professional growth.
  • Emphasis on Students, Not the Teacher: Lesson Study focuses on student learning and development. It provides a rare and valuable chance for teachers to be in a classroom solely to investigate student learning, unencumbered by the need to manage students or provide instruction.

Sign Up for Lesson Study for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Lesson Study Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open on April 30th, 2021.

Lesson Study Interest Form

Questions? Please contact Giselle Isbell (giselleisbell@boisestate.edu)