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Informational Videos

Image  Introduction to Lesson Study (0 MB) View via Flash Player,  View via Apple devices

18 minutes

A brief lecture introducing the rationale and practice of Japanese Lesson Study. The lecture discusses the unique characteristics and the core process of the practice, while also explaining the research and history of Lesson Study as used in Japan and the United States.

Image  Teaching math through problem-solving (0 MB) View via Flash Player,  View via Apple devices

22 minutes

How can teachers incorporate problem-solving activities into their math teaching? This lecture discusses theoretical ideas of problem-solving, analyses of student's problem-solving strategies and presentations of United States vs. Japanese problem-solving examples.

Image  Three major forms of lesson study (0 MB) View via Flash Player,  View via Apple devices

22 minutes

A comparative look at Japanese Lesson Study and other common forms of professional development. A description of the three major forms of lesson study (school-based, district-wide and cross-district) are presented, as well as the main purpose each serves for educators.

Image  To plan lessons for lesson study (0 MB) View via Flash Player,  View via Apple devices

12 minutes

How do you design a research lesson? This presentation provides a series of steps required in planning and producing a research lesson. Topics include: investigating textbooks, students' thinking, and interesting problems.