iCPALMS App: 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.
Resource Repository: The Research and Planning functions of the LSSS enable teams to maintain links to resources used during the cycle, as well as providing teams with a tool for indexing and summarizing research and CPALMS resources.
Platform for Sharing Lesson Study Toolkits: The LSSS affords lesson study teams with the opportunity to share their experiences and resources in the form of lesson study toolkits.
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Key App Features
Supports the FL DOE lesson study process
Guides the teams on the process of lesson study every step and sub-step
Collaborative tool that allows all the members to interact synchronously and asynchronously
Integrates interactive lesson study toolkits and enable teams to create and share toolkits out of their cycles
Integrates all the resources from CPALMS
Full control over user roles in lesson study and permissions in the app
Requirements & Tutorials
Free iCPALMS account - click on the sign up button on top to create one
Not added to your iCPALMS account by default but you can simply add it by using the "Add App" button inside your iCPALMS account
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Current and Future Versions
Current Version: 1.0 Beta
We are currently seeking input from the app users to help us design the next version of it.
Please email us to firstname.lastname@example.org with any enhancements or ideas you like us to consider including in future releases.
The following is a quick demo of this iCPALMS web app.