2018 Lesson Study Conference Agenda

All conference activities except Thursday evening “kampai!” celebration will take place at:

Prieto Math and Science Academy
2231 N. Central Ave.

Thursday, May 17

7:45 Bus departs from The Freehand
8:45 Check-in & breakfast
9:30 Welcome (M. Laureano, A. Friesema)
9:45 Preparing to observe the research lesson
10:15 Research lesson (Aaron Bingea, Brentano Math and Science Academy: Grade 7 algebra, Combining like terms)
11:20 Small group discussions
11:45 Panel discussion
12:25 Final comments by Dr. Tad Watanabe, Kennesaw State University
12:45 Lunch w/ optional break-out for administrators
1:35 Reports from the field: Oakland, SF
2:15 Break
2:25 Keynote address by David Foster, Silicon Valley Math Initiative
3:25 Announcements, Evaluation & reflection
3:40 End – bus to hotel
5:30 Kampai! Celebrate at Cafe Iberico,  737 N. LaSalle ($25)


Friday, May 18

8:00 Bus departs from The Freehand
8:30 Check-in & breakfast
9:15 Feedback from yesterday / Q & A
9:30 Reports from the field: Catherine Lewis (Mills College), Anbara AlAbdallah (Qatar Univesity)
10:00 Preparing to observe the research lesson
10:15 Research lesson (Rebecca Reddicliffe, Chavez Multicultural Academic Center: Grade 2, Understanding 4-digit numbers
11:15 Small group discussions
11:40 Panel discussion
12:20 Final comments by Dr. Akihiko Takahashi, DePaul University
12:40 Lunch
1:30 Tom McDougal, Lesson Study Alliance – Teaching through problem solving
2:20 Q & A, panel discussion w/ Chicago, Oakland, SF, Qatar educators
3:00 Wrap-up, Evaluation, & reflection
3:15 End – Bus to Jefferson Blue Line train station (CTA) and hotel
4:15 O’Hare travelers arrive at airport via CTA train
4:40 Bus arrives at The Freehand