EDU 7701 – Research and Development Instruction Spring 2006
Professor Frank Smith, Ph.D.
Relevant to “Lesson Study”
Lesson Study Overview http://www.rbs.org/media/lesson_study/conference/2002/presentations/yoshidaoverview.pdf
Lesson Study: Teachers College http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/lessonstudy/doc/Lesson_Planning_Tool.pdf
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory http://nwrel.org/msec/lessonstudy/overview.html and http://nwrel.org/ But lesson study is better conceived as the use of these activities to strengthen five key learning pathways
Increased knowledge of subject matter and instruction
Keener "vision to see students"
Stronger collegial and personal learning structures
Stronger connection of daily practice to long-term goals
Stronger motivation to improve
Lesson Study tools from T.C. --- downloadable worksheet http://www.tc.edu/lessonstudy/tools.html
Lesson Study Project http://www.uwlax.edu/sotl/lsp/
Using the blackboard http://www.rbs.org/media/lesson_study/conference/2002/presentations/yoshidablbd.pdf
The Jamestown Colony Adventure www.historyglobe.com/Jamestown
Lessons in Perspective: How Culture Shapes Math Instruction in Japan, Germany, and the United States http://www.csus.edu/ier/reports/math.pdf
Math-Science Education in the US-Germany-Japan http://www.dialogfoundation.org/math_sci.htm
Course Description per Graduate Bulletin, St. John’s University, 2004 – 2006
This course examined teacher evaluations, lesson plan design and the role of building leaders in effecting school change by building leaders in affecting school change by building relationships and reflecting on their roles as moral leaders of learning communities. Students began by sharing their own individual experiences with evaluation and observation. Notes were taken and the students' experiences were coded.
Lesson Study Blackboard Map
An Overview of Lesson Study – Teachers College, Columbia University
Overview of Lesson Study in Japan
Lesson Planning Tool
Lesson Study Report Guidelines
Lesson Study Plan Format
We downloaded Nivo software during this course. This software is unique in that it supports researchers utilizing qualitative methods. It allows the researcher to sort the data into “nodes” and the data can then be organized to view and compare relationships. It took a long time to download the demo version due, I believe, the number of students trying to download it at once. It was, however, worth the wait and can be an important tool in our upcoming dissertations.
We utilized the “Jamestown Study” which is a website that allows you to actively participate in a history lesson. It is a very motivating and exciting mode of instruction and it is very likely that I would use something like this in the future.
Lesson Study was so interesting and fits right into best practices and the latest Response to Intervention (RtI) initiative in education. Lesson provides effective instruction for all students at every level.