Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lesson Study at Japanese School in Connecticut

Please save the date: Greenwich Japanese School Open House, Friday, 15 November 2013

Place: Greenwich, CT

The public research lessons have been confirmed:

Apple (Special Education): Mathematics in Shopping 
Gr. 3: Multiplication Algorithm - Two-digit times one-digit
Gr. 5: Investigating Interior Angles 
Gr. 7: 3-D Figures - Spatial Figures (Polyhedrons)

Lesson plans will be sent to Open House participants.

Detailed information will be available by next week at

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

WALS2013 Gothenburg

Opening Ceremony
Keynote Lecture 1 Makoto Yoshida (USA)
Keynote Lecture 2 Chen Xiangming (China)
Both spoke about the use of lesson study as a vehicle for reforms. Yoshida used mthematics education while Chen used language education as examples.

Keynote Lecture 3 John Elliott (UK)
Elliott spoke about how lesson study exemplifies Teacher as researcher idea made popular by Stenhouse. Elliotte is well known in the field of action research.

Day 1 comprised three keynote lectures.

MyNotes of the lectures are available here

Day 2 comprised of one keynotes and four plenary sessions with many concurrent sessions.

Keynote Lecture 4 on early childhood education was by Ingrid P. Samuelsson (Sweden) and Keynote Lecture 4 was by Ference Marton and Ulla Runesson (Sweden).

The Plenary Sessions were on special education, teacher education, teacher research, school development from principals' perspectives, and early childhood. There was also a plenary on progress and resistance in lesson study. I am involved in the plenary on early childhood with Kiyomi Akita (Japan) and Camilla Bjorklund (Sweden). The slides I used in summing up their presentations are available here.

Details for WALS2013 in Bandung