Monday, April 19, 2010

Lesson Study at NCSM Annual Conference

There is a networking session facilitated by Jane Gorman in Randle B Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel on Wednesday 2:45 p.m.

At the opening keynote session Mike Schmoker spoke on the importance of "authentic team-based PLCs". Although he did not use the term lesson study, he emphasized the importance of collaborative planning, teaching, assessing impact of a lesson and adjusting the lesson which is essentially the four stages in a lesson study cycle.

Lisa Lavelle and Claire Gates spoke on three forms of professional learning - video study group, classroom coaching and lesson study and a team from Las Vegas presnted their experience in doing lesson study to focus on communication and problem solving.

The next NCSM Annual Conference is April 11 -13 2011 to be nosted by Indianapolis IN. Deadline for proposal submission June 7 2011. See

This conference is focussed on mathematics with an emphasis on leadership and professional development - suitable for HoDs. This conference is followed by NCTM, a much bigger conference on mathematics teaching and learning.

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