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by way of Gene Klotz

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5.22 Lesson Study Open House
Posted: May 6, 2000 8:28 AM
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I am sending the following announcement as an fyi. I learned from
Catherine Lewis (whose papers can be accessed at
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.


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

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
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
Next Steps - Lynn Liptak, Paterson School 2.

AMTNJ Mini-Meeting/Lesson Study Open House

May 22, 2000

Registration Form

To register for the day, return this form electronically to Donna Rocca
(, 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.

Mailing Address:
City: State:
Daytime Phone:

Choice of one lesson to observe:

First choice:
Second choice:
Third choice:

Please return to: Donna Rocca, RBS, 444 N. Third Street, Philadelphia, PA
W: 215.574.9300 x245;
Patsy Wang-Iverson
Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium (
Research for Better Schools
444 N. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-4107
vox: 215.574.9300 x264
fax: 215.574.0133

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