Lesson Study is a collaborative process for planning, analyzing, and continuously improving instructional practices. 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. Teachers collaboratively name a research theme; study standards, curriculum resources, and research about students’ thinking; and design a lesson that links the study to the research theme. 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.
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