Lesson Study Resources


January 2020


Two female students in the classroom

Lesson Study is a structured, collaborative professional development intervention with evidence showing that it improves mathematics instruction among K-12 teachers.

Lesson Study provides a framework for instructors to actively investigate how to improve learning in their classrooms.

Resources from Education Northwest

Lesson Study Framework

This visual representation describes the stages in a lesson study cycle and key implementation practices.

Lesson Study Participant Guide

This guide was developed for math faculty members at several Oregon community colleges to support teams as they engage in lesson study.

Leading Lesson Study: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Facilitators

This how-to book, co-authored by Education Northwest staff and published with Corwin Press, is an excellent resource for experienced and novice lesson study teams, administrators who want to start a lesson study program and lesson study team facilitators (such as instructional coaches and professional development providers).

Lesson Study: Teachers Learning Together

These articles in NW Teacher introduce lesson study and provide an eight-step outline of the process.

Lesson Study: Crafting Learning Together

This issue of NW Teacher is devoted to lesson study, focusing on the concept of “researchers in every classroom,” essential elements and case studies.

Adapting Lesson Study for Community College Math Instruction

Lesson study has rarely been implemented in higher education. To test the usefulness of the lesson study professional development model at the college level, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and Education Northwest are collaborating to adapt a pilot project at three community colleges in Oregon.

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