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2013 Chicago Lesson Study Conference
Leading Lesson Study for the Common Core State Standards
Friday-Saturday, May 3-4
Prieto Math and Science Academy, 2231 N. Central, Chicago
Registration deadline: April 18, 2013
Early registration deadline: March 20, 2013
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards will only be effective if school communities work together to achieve it. Lesson study helps create a common vision of the CCSS content standards and shared ideas for developing the mathematical practices in students.
This year's conference will highlight the work of two schools in Chicago that are using lesson study to address the Common Core Standards, with two research lessons from grades 3 and 4 on the topic of fractions and a keynote talk by Dr. Tad Watanabe of Kennesaw State University on fractions in the Common Core. Other experts in lesson study and elementary mathematics who will be speaking include Drs. Akihiko Takahashi of DePaul University, Makoto Yoshida of William Paterson University, and Toshiakira Fujii from Tokyo Gakkugei University in Japan.
The mission of Lesson Study Alliance is to promote and support the effective use of lesson study to improve K-12 teaching and learning, especially in math and science.Lesson study uses the planning, teaching, observation, and discussion of a live classroom lesson as the engine of professional growth. It has a long history in Japan and is being used by a growing number of schools and school districts in the U.S. and around the world. Visit the Chicago Lesson Study Group website for more information.
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