Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Using Lesson Study

March 2021
Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Using Lesson Study

Reporting on a Study of Faculty Development in Community Colleges

In this webinar, faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, and administrators learned about lesson study, a model for faculty development. Lesson study has proven effective in improving student learning in K-12 mathematics. To understand lesson study at the postsecondary level, the Community College Research Center and Education Northwest engaged in a three-year, Institute of Education Sciences-funded project to adapt and implement the professional development model at three community colleges.

This webinar introduced lesson study, showcased new implementation resources, and reviewed research findings from the project. Participants heard from faculty and leaders about how this approach can be used to address current challenges in postsecondary education.


Webinar Recording


  • Sue Bickerstaff
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Community College Research Center
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Jacqueline Raphael
  • Practice Expert
  • Education Northwest
  • Natalie Denny
  • Math Instructor
  • Portland Community College
  • Michele Marden
  • Math Instructor
  • Portland Community College
  • Elizabeth Cox Brand
  • Executive Director
  • Student Success Center
  • Oregon Community College Association

This project was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305A170454. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.