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Lesson Study

Join a team of teachers to work through cycles of planning, observing, revising, and reflecting on lessons.

What is Lesson Study?

Each cycle involves teachers working collaboratively to develop learning goals and plan a “research lesson.”

  • While one teacher teaches the lesson, the others carefully observe and collect data on students’ responses and thinking. Examination of the student thinking leads to lesson revision.
  • The same day, another teacher teaches the revised lesson while the others observe, allowing the team to reflect on how the revisions impacted student learning.
  • During the debrief, teachers generalize ideas to improve future instruction.

Why Lesson Study?

Research has demonstrated positive impact on student math achievement, deeper math content knowledge among teachers, improved collaboration, and stronger beliefs that students can succeed.

The Lesson Study courses below are organized by region. If you are unsure of your region, refer to the image below.