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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.
Chapter 7: Lesson Study
Lesson study is an approach to professional development in which groups of teachers engage in systematic study of their practice. It is a job-embedded, teacher-driven approach to improving instructional practice. While it uses a lesson as its focus, the significance of lesson study is the ongoing process of researching and studying practice rather than the production of a single lesson. Lesson study has the potential to improve teachers' knowledge of content, knowledge of curriculum, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of students. Lesson study is a way of creating a culture of commitment to continued professional growth. It provides a collaborative forum in which teachers can meaningfully connect theory to practice.
Johnna's thoughts acknowledge the power ...