Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chicago Lesson Study Conference

The 2013 Chicago Lesson Study Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2013 at Prieto Math and Science Academy, 2231 N. Central in Chicago (the site of last year's conference). The theme of this conference will be on "Bringing the Common Core to life through Lesson Study". 

At this moment we have three math research lessons planned for the two days. Two of the lessons will feature teams from Prieto, where they have been working on supporting student note-taking as a way to help students "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others." A kindergarten lesson will be based on a Japanese textbook that has been adapted to support the Common Core. A third grade lesson, probably addressing fractions, will focus on teaching through problem solving.

As usual, we will also have fabulous speakers providing insights into the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and lesson study.

A full announcement, with a tentative agenda and information about lodging and registration, will be sent out soon. 

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