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1 Lesson Study A Guide to Implementation

2 Elbert Hubbard “The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.”

3 Lesson Study Evolves from Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of teachers Provides opportunities to create a model for high-quality instructional practices. Improves a lesson through teacher collaboration.

4 Lesson Study Meets Florida Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Standards (1.2.1, 2.2.1, and 3.2.1) Promotes a cycle of continuous improvement to achieve goals that align with individual, school and district goals for student achievement.

5 Differentiated Accountability Requires full implementation of Lesson Study Process for schools categorized as “F”, Intervene, or part of the Lowest 5%.

6 Foci of Lesson Study To create structured occasions for teachers to examine teaching and learning. To improve the lesson planning process. To refine instructional strategies and delivery. To evaluate the results. To evaluate student thinking. To increase student mastery.

7 Lesson Study is… Job-embedded Ongoing Comprehensive Real classroom instructional challenges Teacher-directed Student-centered Shared best practices and strategies Collaborative

8 Lesson Study Allows Teachers to… Consider the objectives of a particular content area, unit and/or lesson Plan lessons that bring to life both short-term and long-term goals Deepen subject matter knowledge

9 Lesson Study Allows Teachers to… Develop pedagogy Share and design best practices Participate in job-embedded learning Explore problems that impede student learning Understand how students think and learn

10 Lesson Study Allows Teachers to… Learn successful teaching techniques and behaviors from other teachers Develop peer coaching skills Participate in job-embedded learning Explore problems that impede student learning

11 Lesson Study Allows Teachers to… Understand how students think and learn Learn successful teaching techniques and behaviors from other teachers Develop peer coaching skills Improve student learning based on observations and assessments

12 Lesson Study Allows Teachers to… Think deeply about short-term and long-term goals for students Anticipate student thinking Collect and analyze student learning and behavior data

13 Lesson Study Allows Teachers to… Improve instruction based on careful observation of students by understanding how students learn Support beginning teachers

14 Lesson Study Relative to Other Initiatives Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model (FCIM) Lesson Study is in “Act” component as professional development Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) More effective when focus is on improving instructional delivery and increasing student achievement

15 Lesson Study Relative to Other Initiatives PS/RtI and Data Driven Instruction Data gathered from student observations allow teachers to redirect the instructional focus on students’ academic needs Instructional Coaching Cycles Develop a consistent pattern of working collaboratively with teachers

16 Lesson Study and PS/RtI Each tier must be demonstrably effective for large numbers of students. If the universally provided instruction is not effective for most students, then large numbers of students will unnecessarily require additional resources and support. Lesson Study strengthens instructional knowledge and student achievement, a direct benefit to all levels of tiered continuum of service.

17 Lesson Study and Florida Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Standards Meets Standards 1.2.1, and Specifically requirements for educator participation in collaborative learning communities for continuous improvement to achieve goals that align with individual, school, and district goals for student achievement Associated student learning goals should be reflected in TARGET.

18 Purpose of Lesson Study Provides districts, administrators, coaches, and teachers with content and pedagogical learning to strengthen their instructional knowledge and increase student achievement. Assists all participants to deepen their knowledge of content, pedagogy and student thinking.

19 Purpose of Lesson Study Presents an opportunity to: – Think carefully about goals of a particular lesson, unit, and/or subject area – Read, listen and think, as well as express and question ideas – Study and improve the best available lessons

20 Purpose of Lesson Study Presents an opportunity to: – Deepen subject-matter knowledge – Build powerful instructional strategies and quality lessons through collaboration – Improve teaching through systematic collaborative inquiry

21 Lesson Study Cycle Phase I: Scheduling and Planning Phase II: Teaching and Observing Phase III: Debriefing Phase IV: Re-Teaching and Reflecting

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23 Length of Lesson Study Cycle No defined time period Ongoing process Implemented throughout the year More than one cycle can be completed – One cycle during the first semester – One cycle during the second semester

24 Lesson Study Implementation More time is spent on planning and improving the lesson because the lesson plan is the backbone of Lesson Study. Begin with a lesson that has already been developed: – Previous year lesson plan – Textbook manual suggested lesson – Pre-developed lessons from Internet, etc.

25 Lesson Study Funding School Improvement Grant Title I Title II General Revenue May be used to: – hire substitutes for teachers who may be observing the lessons – Acquire additional resources to enhance Lesson Study process

26 Essential Questions to Begin Lesson Study Is the lesson aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS)? What specific benchmark(s) does the lesson include? Will the instruction result in student learning at the level of complexity required for the benchmark?

27 Essential Questions to Begin Lesson Study How can teachers enhance the teaching and learning process to provide data-driven instruction that will increase student proficiency in all subject areas?

28 Essential Questions to Begin Lesson Study What do we want students to learn and be able to do by the end of the unit of study and by the end of the school year? What is the current rate of progress and level of performance of students enrolled in this course/class?

29 Intended Outcomes of Lesson Study Development and use of team-created lesson plans as a part of the process Incorporation of reading and writing across the curriculum for all subject areas by using “Three Types of Essential Reading Activities” (pre- reading, during reading, and after reading strategies) in daily instruction

30 Intended Outcomes of Lesson Study Teacher use of rigorous questions, assignments, and assessments Development of an understanding of Lesson Study as a collaborative process Understanding of how Lesson Study is a way to strengthen teaching and learning in schools

31 Intended Outcomes of Lesson Study Application of Lesson Study in a variety of ways, including lesson development and testing through Lesson Study Examination of the role of the district and the principal in implementing effective Lesson Study teams

32 Intended Outcomes of Lesson Study Skill development in other professional learning activities related to Lesson Study Support of fellow teachers in initiating and building Professional Learning Communities with a focus on Lesson Study


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