Lesson Study Support Initiative
With lesson study becoming more popular in Florida and the rest of the world, CPALMS is dedicated to support educators through providing professional development opportunities, an online lesson study support system within iCPALMS, and interactive lesson study resource kits. In collaboration with other projects at FCR-STEM, CPALMS has been engaged with thousands of educators that are participating in lesson study cycles around the state.
Lesson Study is a peer-to-peer, job-embedded, collaborative form of professional development that engages small teams of teachers in:
- Setting long and short term learning goals for their students
- Researching problem areas in the content and pedagogy related to their subjects
- Planning an instructional unit and research lesson related to the chosen content focus
- Teaching the research lesson to students and collecting student data on their interactions with the lesson
- Discussing the data on student learning and improving the lesson, and
- Reflecting on their professional learning within the context of the lesson study cycle.
Lesson Study Support System
The CPALMS Lesson Study Support System (LSSS) provides teams of teachers engaged in lesson study, with a systematic, step-by-step platform for collaborating in the research, design, implementation, and analysis of standards-based instructional units that serve as vehicles for researching student learning. In addition to assisting teachers in the research of pedagogy and content relevant to Florida’s K-12 academic standards, the LSSS serves lesson study teams as a:
Communication and Record-Keeping Tool
The LSSS provides lesson study teams with a means of keeping their members informed of meeting and planning schedules. It also serves as a virtual record of all team activities related to the lesson study cycle.
The Research and Planning functions of the LSSS enable teams to maintain links to Resource used during the cycle, as well as providing teams with a tool for indexing and summarizing research and CPALMS Resource.
Platform for Sharing Lesson Study Resource Kits
The LSSS affords lesson study teams with the opportunity to share their experiences and Resource in the form of lesson study resource kits.
The video on the right side is a quick demo of the iCPALMS Lesson Study Support System app. Please check the section below for detailed tutorials. Try it now in your iCPALMS account. Please note that this app is not added in your iCPALMS account by default. You can simply add it by following the instructions under the "Add App" section.
Lesson Study Resource KitsWatch the following tutorial to learn about the Lesson Study Resource Kits, how to find them, and how to use them with the LSSS or as a document.
Lesson Study Support System (LSSS) - Starting Your Lesson Study Cycle
This tutorial demonstrates how you can start your lesson study cycle using the LSSS. Part 1/3. Watch now.
Lesson Study Support System (LSSS) - Document Your Team's Study
This tutorial demonstrates how to document the team's study using the LSSS. Part 2/3. Watch now.
Lesson Study Support System (LSSS) - Planning, Teaching, and Reflection
This tutorial demonstrates how to document the team's planning, teaching, and reflection using the LSSS. Part 3/3. Watch now.
Lesson Study Resource Kits
This tutorial provides an overview of the CPALMS lesson study resource kits, where to find them, and how to use them. Watch now.