Monday, July 16, 2012

Lesson Study for Special Education

We are happy to announce that we are reaching out to special educators. Although we have not offered our lesson study technical assistance to just general educators, we are now working with the Southeast Regional Resource Center and other IDEA funded sources to bring lesson study to the special education world in a targeted way.

In Florida, the lesson study data have shown great promise for special education. So building on this success we are first, holding a lesson study facilitator's training for staff at Florida ESE Centers in Orlando on July 31st and August 1st. If successful, we will follow this workshop with others for ESE Center staff as we continue to build our lesson study network in Florida.

Second, we will pilot lesson study in ESE Cluster schools in one for Florida's 67 districts in the fall. The district, yet to be officially announced, will receive lesson study facilitator training. As capacity is build within the district and data collected and analyzed, we will offer the lesson study training in other districts in the state.

Stay tuned for more news as we target special education for lesson study and student learning advancements.