Lesson Study Alliance
Lesson Study Alliance is dedicated to enriching the professional lives of teachers and the academic lives of students by supporting the effective use of Lesson Study, especially in mathematics. Lesson Study Alliance is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation based in Chicago.
About Lesson Study
Lesson Study is a structured process for teachers to work together to discover solutions to common teaching-learning challenges. The members of Lesson Study Alliance help teachers and schools implement an especially powerful form of Lesson Study called Collaborative Lesson Research, or CLR.
Our activities include:
- hosting the international Chicago Lesson Study Conference
- hosting smaller conferences and training sessions for teams of teachers;
- facilitating and giving final comments for research lessons;
- providing site-based professional development, including knowledgeable other services; and
- supporting and distributing LessonNote, a free iPad application used in classroom observation and discussion.
Contact us at info@LSAlliance.org or 773-888-3404.
We are a coalition of educators dedicated to helping each other and others learn about lesson study and use the process to improve teaching and learning. The most important work is done by the hard-working teachers who design and teach public research lessons, assist with the annual conference or summer workshops, and more. Backing them up are Tom McDougal, who handles the day-to-day business of Lesson Study Alliance and supports teachers through the lesson study process, and Dr. Akihiko Takahashi of DePaul, who contributes his expertise by giving talks and serving as a knowledgeable other.
News & Events
Grants to support Lesson Study are available for CPS schools for the 2017-2018 year! Deadline to apply is September 20. Download the program description and application form...read more
There is still time to sign up for the Lesson Study Summer Institute, an opportunity to learn about Teaching Math through Problem Solving and to learn how you and your colleagues can work together to implement it. Go here to read...read more
We introduce "Collaborative Lesson Research" (CLR) as a new term that captures much of what we have learned about how to make Lesson Study effective. Our article about CLR has just been published in ZDM, the international math education journal. Learn more...read more
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