Teachers College, Columbia University

Developing Eyes to See Students: Using Lesson Study to Improve Teaching

Date and Time: February 18, 2021 3:00–3:30 PM
Location: Online

Lesson study is a structured, collaborative professional development approach that gives instructors a framework for actively investigating how to improve student learning in their classrooms. Despite evidence of lesson study improving student learning in K-12 settings, there have been few documented examples of its use in higher education. This session described a project to pilot lesson study at three community colleges. Presenters described the lesson study model and engaged participants in a short demonstration of how the approach focuses faculty attention on students and their learning. The session included early findings from a faculty survey that show how lesson study influenced faculty’s instructional beliefs and practices and findings from an assessment that show lesson study’s effects on student learning outcomes.


Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Jacqueline Raphael
Practice Expert, System Improvement
Education Northwest
dMarie Carver
Mathematics Instructor
Portland Community College
Natalie Denny
Part-Time Instructor
Portland Community College

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