Teachers College, Columbia University

Developing "Eyes to See Students": Implementing Lesson Study at Three Oregon Community Colleges

Conference: ORMATYC Conference
Date and Time: April 27, 2019 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Location: Lincoln City, OR
Venue: Inn at Spanish Head | Cortez Room

This presentation described the experiences of math faculty who are adapting and piloting Lesson Study for use in community colleges. Lesson Study is a structured, collaborative professional development intervention that gives instructors a framework for actively investigating how to improve learning in their classrooms. Attendees participated in a brief hands-on activity designed to simulate the experience of participating in Lesson Study. Presenters described changes they have made to classroom practice as a result of their involvement in the project and offered reflections on whether and how Lesson Study might be a viable model for professional collaboration and learning for community college math faculty.


Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Natalie Denny
Part-Time Instructor
Portland Community College
Carrie Kyser
Math Instructor
Clackamas Community College
Kelly Mercer
Math Instructor
Clackamas Community College
Melinda Leong
Senior Advisor, Mathematics Technical Assistance
Education Northwest
Paula Thonney
Math Instructor
Lane Community College

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