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1 FCPS Leadership Conference 2013 Professional Learning and Accountability

2 Lesson Study Michelle Lis Office of Professional Practice, Professional Learning and Accountability Spencer Jamieson Instructional Services Caroline Tuss Special Services

3 Outcomes Understand what Lesson Study is and how it can support your collaborative teams and the four critical questions of a PLC Connect how Lesson Study can support teachers in planning lessons that include: creative and critical thinking, and rigor Learn the impact Lesson Study has had in Fairfax County schools Learn what a Lesson Study cycle encompasses and the commitments it requires

4 What do you already know about Lesson Study? What opportunities are you most excited about?

5 “Lesson study is a form of long-term professional development in which teams of teachers collaboratively plan, research, and study their lesson instruction as a way to determine how students learn best.

6 It is a process that deepens the interaction of a school’s professional learning community by developing the habits of self- reflection and critical thinking through very personal collaboration with their colleagues and structured observation of their students.”

7 Article Lesson Study Puts a Collaborative Lens on Student Learning

8 A-B Each Teach Partners letter off A-B Each partner reads a portion of the text Prepare to teach the other partner. Include: a summary statement, key points, and concrete examples Partners take turns teaching each other

9 What were some connections or ahas you had about lesson study as you were reading this article?

10 Lesson Study Cycle Lesson Planning Observation and Data Collection Data Analysis and Debrief 1. What do we want students to know? 2. How will we know if they have learned? 3. What will we do if they don’t learn? 4. What will we do if they already know it?

11 Lesson Study Cycle Day 1 Create Lesson Study Norms Prepare to teach the lesson Prepare to collect data Identify teacher and classroom



14 Day 2 Summarize the lesson Review and Prepare for Data Collection Observe the lesson Analyze Data and Debrief Lesson Study Cycle

15 How might this support or influence the collaborative team cycle?

16 Poe Middle School 3 years All 4 core 7 facilitators

17 Biggest Wins Teachers became facilitators and coaches as opposed to lectors. Teams became more collaborative.

18 Teachers became more reflective. Biggest Wins

19 Increased trust Increased experimentation with differentiation Biggest Wins

20 Westlawn

21 If you were going back to your school, cluster, or department, to share about the Lesson Study process, what might you say?

22 Commitments Support a multi-year implementation plan that spans a minimum of 2 years, 4 cycles Allocate necessary resources and time for lesson study: – Purchase facilitator and teacher kits – Provide two half day substitutes per teacher per cycle

23 Reflection How might Lesson Study support the work of collaborative teams in your school? What might be your next steps?

24 Questions

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