Teachers College, Columbia University

Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Using Lesson Study: Reporting on a Study of Faculty Development in Community Colleges

Date and Time: March 18, 2021 10:00–11:15 AM PST
Location: Online

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 also heard from faculty and leaders about how this approach can be used to address current challenges in postsecondary education.

Associated Papers


Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Community College Research Center
Jacqueline Raphael
Practice Expert, System Improvement
Education Northwest
Natalie Denny
Part-Time Instructor
Portland Community College
Michele Marden
Math Instructor
Portland Community College
Elizabeth Cox Brand
Executive Director
Student Success Center, Oregon Community College Association

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