Differentiated Instruction Lesson Study Project. Rob Rosie & Deidre Wilson March 24, 2011 UGDSB. Project Goals. Apply the elements of lesson study Review and apply the principals and structures of DI while creating a local TLX Fulfill the requirements of the project
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Differentiated Instruction Lesson Study Project
Rob Rosie & Deidre Wilson
March 24, 2011
Increase teacher knowledge and skills
Change in instructional strategy
Deeper student understanding
For improved instruction, teachers need on-going professional and growth opportunities which are done most effectively by “job-embedded learning techniques such as professional learning communities or teams; peer coaching; group lesson study”
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What research says
What is Lesson Study?
Brainstorming your research question
Talking About DI
Using the TLX template
The Project Details
Lessons learned – teacher efficacy
Developing the team learning plan
Lesson Study provides the context for teachers to focus their discussion on planning, implementation, observation, and reflection on classroom practice. By looking at the actual classroom practice, teachers are able to develop a common understanding or image of what good teaching practice entails, which in turn helps students understand what they are learning.
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Thinking about your subject area…..with your partner(s)…..
What questions about student understanding come to mind?
Record all your questions on the sheet provided.
Effective instruction that is responsive to the learning preferences, interests and readiness of the individual learner
An organizing structure or framework for thinking about teaching and learning
Responding to student needs with an awareness of the decisions that we make and taking deliberate action to meet the needs of all learners.
Using DI structuresgive one - get one
Describe how you have used or seen one of the DI structures in your or a classroom.
Walk around the room and share your idea with someone new and hear their idea.
Work in pairs
Select one DI Teaching/ Learning example of interest to both of you
One person selects the Forest lens (underlying principles); the other selects the Trees lens (key features)
Forest: Underlying Principles (broad characteristics)
Trees: Key Features (specifics)
Two faces of Lesson Study
Knowledge and Skills
Attitudes and Beliefs
Technical knowledge and skills
Teacher Professional Identity