Lesson Study is a collaborative process that facilitates planning, analysis, and continuous improvement of instructional practices through live observation, evaluation of student learning, and goal-setting.
Workshops for teachers, administrators, and students across the state have been organized by the School of Education since 2016, primarily centered around the New York State science standards for curriculum and student learning.
“In my research, I want to know more about how students are learning in classrooms and how our teaching is related to that learning. This is the fundamental goal of Lesson Study.”—Professor Sharon Dotger
Lesson Study promotes collective learning about standards, student thinking, curriculum materials, and instructional practices:
During the Lesson Study process, teachers …
One of the teachers then teaches the lesson to students, with colleagues observing. This live observation gathers data about students’ reasoning. Afterward, the teacher and observers discuss the students’ ideas, evaluating them against the research theme and setting goals for further inquiry.