2016 Chicago Lesson Study Conference

"Designing and analyzing lessons with the TRU Math Framework"

Thursday - Friday, May 5 - 6, 2016

Prieto Math and Science Academy, 2231 N. Central Ave.

Registration deadline: 2016-04-26

This conference will feature live research lessons taught by a classroom teacher to his or her students, exploring how teaching math through problem solving can help students develop the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards. After each lesson, panelists and participants will engage in an in-depth discussion about the design of the lesson and its impact on students, with final comments by Dr. Schoenfeld, creator of the TRU Math Framework, and Dr. Akihiko Takahashi, an expert in Lesson Study and elementary mathematics.

Subject to change, the lessons will be:

  • Grade 2 mathematics: using diagrams to make sense of subtraction situations
  • Grade 4 mathematics (topic TBD)
  • BONUS LESSON: Grade 7-8 language arts (concurrent with the grade 2 math lesson)
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2015 Chicago Lesson Study Conference

"Teaching through Problem Solving"

Thursday - Friday, May 7-8, 2015

Prieto Math and Science Academy

Registration deadline: 2015-04-24

This conference will feature three research lessons exploring how teaching math through problem solving can help students develop the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards. Each lesson will be taught live to students, followed by an in-depth discussion about the impact of the lesson on students, with final comments by an expert in elementary mathematics.

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2014 Chicago Lesson Study Conference

Thursday - Friday, May 1-2, 2014

Prieto Math and Science Academy, 2231 N. Central, Chicago

Registration deadline: 2014-04-18

Teachers at Prieto Math and Science Academy have been using lesson study for several years to create a school-wide vision for teaching mathematics. This conference will feature research lessons in kindergarten and grade 4, focusing on helping students learn to give viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others (SMP 3), in lessons organized around problem solving (SMP 1).

For more information, visit the Lesson Study Alliance website.

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2012 Chicago Lesson Study Conference

"Using Level 3 teaching to cultivate the mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards"

Thursday and Friday, May 3-4, 2012

Prieto Math and Science Academy, Chicago

Registration deadline: 2012-04-24

At the 2010 Chicago Lesson Study Conference, we presented the concept of Level 3 teaching, in which the teacher creates circumstances that lead students to discover important ideas for themselves. This kind of teaching naturally cultivates many of the mathematical practices called for in the Common Core State Standards. But what does that kind of teaching look like, and how can lesson study help teachers progress towards it?

This year's Chicago Lesson Study Conference will feature speakers and, of course, live research lessons to foster discussion among participants around the challenge of implementing the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards.

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2011 Tenth Annual Lesson Study Conference

"Bringing the Common Core Standards to Life"

Thursday to Saturday, May 12 - 14, 2011

Newberry Math and Science Academy, 700 W. Willow, Chicago, IL

Registration deadline: 2011-04-29

The Common Core State Standards promise to bring focus and coherence to K-12 mathematics and English/Language Arts, but they are just marks on a page until teachers bring them to life in their classroom lessons. Come join educators from around the country to see how lesson study can be used to develop a common understanding of what the CCSS really mean in practice. There will be four live research lessons, one for high school mathematics, two for elementary mathematics, and one for 8th grade language arts, held concurrently with the high school math lesson.

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Newberry Lesson Study Open House

Friday, April 1, 2011

Newberry Math & Science Academy, 700 W. Willow, Chicago, IL

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Topic: fractions, 4th grade Advance registration is required; email Kyle Radcliff: "KGRadcliff at cps . edu". Registration is free, but space is limited. See the flier for more information.

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2010 Chicago Elementary Mathematics Lesson Study Conference

Friday, October 29, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Chavez Multicultural Academy, 4747 S. Marshfield

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A half-day conference featuring a 3rd-grade research lesson on using estimation to solve elapsed time problems. Come learn about lesson study, observe the lesson, and join the discussion! Download the flier.

Cost: $30 (lunch included). Register on-line by October 25. There will be no on-site registration, and space is limited!

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2010 Ninth Annual Lesson Study Conference

"Are We Doing Lesson Study Right? Looking Back and Looking Ahead"

Thursday - Friday, April 29 - 30, 2010

DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus

The Chicago Lesson Study Group invites you to its ninth lesson study conference. For nearly a decade, this conference has been one of the major lesson study conferences in the world, examining lesson study from a global perspective.
Sponsored by the Chicago Lesson Study Group and the Asia-Pacific Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative (APMSEC).
Pre-conference dinner, Wednesday, April 28, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
CPDUs will be available for Illinois teachers.

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