An important learning opportunity! Don't miss this event!

Fall 2008 Lesson Study Work Sessions at William Paterson University:
Improving lesson planning, observation, and discussion of research lessons

Place: William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ)
Date: November 20-21, 2008

Center for Lesson Study at William Paterson University is planning to host 2-day Lesson Study work sessions this coming fall.

Lesson study is a professional learning process that teachers engage in to systematically examine instructional methods, teaching content and curriculum, as well as student learning and understanding process in order to achieve their educational goals. Lesson study is recognized as one of the most powerful designs for building professional learning communities by the National Staff Development Council.

At this conference, participants will have the opportunity to learn many ways to improve planning, observation, and discussion of research lessons during Lesson Study. Sessions are led by one of the well-known Lesson Study educators and researchers, Dr. Makoto Yoshida (Center for Lesson Study at William Paterson University) in collaboration with teachers from the Northern New Jersey Lesson Study Group (NNJLSG). In addition, participants will have the opportunity to observe and discuss research lessons prepared by teachers from NNJLSG.

We are sure that you will leave our work sessions excited about the potential that Lesson Study holds for you, your fellow teachers, and your students. In addition, you will be exposed to many ideas on how to start lesson study as well as ways to improve it, in order to maximize the results at your site. This work session is for everybody, including people who are new to lesson study, beginners and experienced lesson study practitioners, facilitators and coaches, PD coordinators, and administrators. Participation as a team is encouraged but not required. We are sure that the Lesson Study work sessions will help you establish a quality professional learning community at your school and/or district in order improve classroom teaching and learning.

Attached pdf file is a brochure that contains the program and registration information.

I am looking forward to meeting you at the fall lesson study work sessions.

Please save the date and participate in this important learning opportunity.

Makoto Yoshida, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Lesson Study