Monday, November 29, 2010

We are on our Way!

Our first meeting, where Florida school district lesson study leads met to expand their toolkits for implementing lesson study, was an unqualified success. We had about 53 participants from 37 school districts representing a good cross section of the State and all five regions.

The next step in the process will be for these trained district leads to return to their district and form an implementation team. These teams will vary in nature depending on the size of the district and their experience with lesson study. The implementation teams will be trained in how to implement lesson study in their districts via regional institutes around the State from mid-January to the end of February 2011. These teams will then be expected to implement lesson study in a school, or multiple schools, one department or grade level at a time.

Once this step is completed, we will regroup and see how we at the Florida Department of Education and the Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center (a Federally funded technical assistance center) can best support the statewide implementation of lesson study. So stay tuned . . .

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Additional Resources

For those of you embarking on lesson study at your school or district, here are some additional resources that you may find useful.


The Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center -

Florida's Department of Education –

Peter Brunn's Blog –

Developmental Study Center -

The Lesson Study Network –

The Lesson Study Group at Mills College –

College Lesson Study -

Lois Brown Easton Books -

Duval County School's Shultz Center -


If you know of other resources for lesson study, please post them as part of this thread.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Technical Assistance is Coming!

We are off and running for providing lesson study technical assistance for Florida for the 2010-2011 school year. Our first session for District Lesson Study Leads will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort on November 18th and 19th.

This statewide training will be followed by regional training for site implementation teams. Here are those 2011 dates and (possible) venues:

Region IV:

Tampa – January 18-19

Naples – January 20-21

Region III:

Orlando Area – January 25-26

Cocoa Beach – January 27-28

Region I:

Tallahassee – February 8-9

Pensacola – February 10-11

Region V:

West Palm Beach – February 15-16

Miami – February 17-18

Region II:

Ocala – February 22-23

St. Augustine – February 24-25