I am sending the following announcement as an fyi. I learned from Catherine Lewis (whose papers can be accessed at http://lessonresearch.net) that conferences in Japan focus on the observation of actual classroom lessons, which makes a lot of sense to me. For the last few years, I've wondered how we can do something similar to their conference in this country. The convergence of many individuals and organizations sharing the same goal of improving mathematics learning opportunities for both students and teachers makes it possible for me to share the following announcement. The leaders of this effort are the principal and teachers of Paterson School Number 2.
Patsy --------------------- AMTNJ MINI-MEETING/LESSON STUDY OPEN HOUSE
May 22, 2000 8:15 am ? 3:45pm
The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ), in collaboration with Paterson School #2, the Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium/Research for Better Schools, Teachers College/Columbia University, and the Greenwich Japanese School, is sponsoring an AMTNJ Mini-Meeting/Lesson Study Open House on May 22, 2000 at Paterson School #2 in Paterson, NJ.
Following is a working agenda for the day. A final agenda will be available on the day of the Open House. A registration form follows the agenda.
Working Agenda 8:15 am - Registration and Exhibit
9:00 am - Welcome and Introductions - Lynn Liptak, Principal, Paterson School 2; Edwin Duroy, Superintendent, Paterson Public Schools; Patsy Wang-Iverson, AMTNJ and Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium/RBS
9:15 am - 10:45 am What is Lesson Study? Catherine Lewis, Mills College, and Makoto Yoshida, Teachers College, Columbia University
10:45 am - Break
10:55 am - 12:15pm - Lesson Study - choice of one lesson at grade K, 3, 5 or 7:
gr. K - Exploring Equal Shares (45 minutes) - Pat Bouchard and Aida Kitchen gr. 3 - Fractions: Do We Need Them? - Bobbie Wolff gr. 5 - Discovering the Relationship Between Diameter and Circumference - Cynthia Sanchez gr. 7 - Determining the Area of a Sector of a Circle - Beverly Piekema and Isabel Lopez
12:15 pm - 1:10 pm - Lunch and Exhibit - St. Michael's Hall
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm - Discussion of Lesson
gr. K - Room gr. 3 - Room gr. 5 - Room gr. 7 - Room
2:20 pm - 3:45 pm - Closing session: Engaging in Lesson Study as ongoing Professional Development: Teachers' Reflections - Felisa Van Liew (Gr. K); Marlene Hernandez (gr. 3); Magnolia Montilla (gr. 5); Bill Jackson (gr. 7) What Lesson Study Offers - Clea Fernandez, Teachers College, Columbia University Next Steps - Lynn Liptak, Paterson School 2.
AMTNJ Mini-Meeting/Lesson Study Open House
May 22, 2000
To register for the day, return this form electronically to Donna Rocca (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will acknowledge your registration and your choice of lesson to observe. Please send a copy of your registration and a check for $25 made out to AMTNJ to Donna Rocca, RBS, 444 N. Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123-4107. A space will be reserved for you upon receipt of your check, and you will be sent electronically driving directions and an article to read in advance: A Lesson is Like a Swiftly Flowing River by Catherine Lewis. You also will be sent electronically the lesson plan for the grade you have selected.
In case of questions, Donna Rocca can be contacted at 215.574.9300 x245.
Space is limited, and registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no on-site registration.
Please return to: Donna Rocca, RBS, 444 N. Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123-4107 W: 215.574.9300 x245; email@example.com _______________________________________________________ Patsy Wang-Iverson Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium (http://www.rbs.org/eisenhower) Research for Better Schools 444 N. Third Street Philadelphia, PA 19123-4107 vox: 215.574.9300 x264 fax: 215.574.0133 net: firstname.lastname@example.org