Lesson Study

Lesson study is a collaborative professional development approach that provides a framework for improving classroom learning and teaching. Participants work in iterative cycles, each of which consists of four stages: 1. Study and plan 2. Teach, observe, and debrief 3. Revise and reteach 4. Reflect and report.


Education Northwest has extensive experience working with organizations to develop and implement professional learning tailored to the specific needs of schools and districts. We provide customized workshops to build understanding of the lesson study approach across grade levels, subject areas and student groups.

Coaching Teams

Education Northwest can assist your team with implementing lesson study through focused onsite coaching using an asset-driven approach to leverage your teachers’ skills and build their capacity in the practices that will make a difference for their students. Our coaches have expertise across all grade levels and multiple subject areas.

Training Leaders

Education Northwest can help you build the capacity of instructional leaders to provide onsite support to lesson teams as they navigate their way through lesson study. We provide technical assistance and professional development using a training-of-trainers model to help you build the skills to support and coach teams to implement lesson study.


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    Download a visual representation that describes the stages in a lesson study cycle and see interviews with three college instructors about their...
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    Lesson Study is a structured, collaborative professional development intervention with evidence showing that it improves mathematics instruction...
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    The Community College Research Center and Education Northwest are collaborating to adapt a pilot project at three community colleges in Oregon...

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