Conference substitutes available for Chicago teachers

The Department of STEM is happy to cover substitute costs for any CPS teacher attending the 2020 Chicago Lesson Study Conference on Thursday, 4/16.  Teachers should request substitute coverage as they normally would.  At...

2020 Chicago Lesson Study Conference

Registration is open for the 2020 Chicago Lesson Study Conference! The conference will take place April 16 – 17, and will feature multiple research lessons each day. Click here for more details.

Fractions as numbers vs. fractions as ratios

A grade 4 team was recently considering the following task for a lesson in which they hoped to have students make a connection between fractions and decimals: What would you say about this? I wrote them two emails about it. First email: What would be the purpose of...

Facilitating a post-lesson discussion

In response to multiple requests, I have finally written up this guide for facilitating a post-lesson discussion, which you can also find on our resources page. I will say that cultivating a good post-lesson discussion tends to be easiest if the planning team has a...