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Lesson Study at DSC

This week I will be in Orlando, FL as part of an exciting lesson study project we are doing in partnership with the Orange County Public Schools. My colleagues and I are working to establish “Lab” schools throughout the district that can serve as a models for how to integrate lesson study into a school’s professional learning community. We started this work last June and completed a round of lesson study with school teams earlier this fall.

This week we will be doing a second cycle of lesson study in two elementary schools and one high school. I will post updates on the work later this week. If you want to learn more about what lesson study is, you should visit the Lesson Study Group at Mills College. This is a fine place to learn about lesson study and get some valuable resources for your school lesson study teams.

Peter Brunn is the vice president of organizational learning and communications at Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC). Previously at CCC, he was the director of professional development, director of staff development, the assistant director of CCC’s Reading Project, and a staff developer. Before coming to CCC, Peter was a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and worked in New York City public schools helping teachers implement reading and writing workshops in their classrooms. Peter received his master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his undergraduate degree in history from Marquette University. Peter is also the author of The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning, published by Scholastic. Follow Peter on Twitter at @pdbrunn.

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Dear Peter- Just wanted to

Dear Peter- Just wanted to thank you again for allowing me to "tag along" on your trip to Orlando. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to "process observe" you and your team in action as you work to implement Lesson Study in Orange County Public Schools and to fine tune the tools needed to make this happen in school divisions across the country. I was so impressed with the passion and commitment you all have for this work. The fact that you go to such lengths in developing your products and do the action research with teachers in schools, speaks volumes about the "DSC Way". Thanks for all that you are doing!

Kristen Williams
Albemarle County Public Schools
Charlottesville, VA

Thanks Kristen - We really

Thanks Kristen - We really enjoyed having you there. This is exciting work. We learn so much each time we go there.  I hope we can work together in the near future!