Lesson Study Open House Preconference
Who can attend : Persons involved in in the mathematical preparation of teachers, especially (but not exclusively) those teaching mathematics content courses, or those interested in implementing a mathematics faculty lesson study in other settings.
Where : Wayne State University Campus (exact location TBD)
When : Friday, March 16, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Note: This is the day before the 2018 MI-AMTE Conversations Among Colleagues Conference.)
The Wayne State College of Education and members of the mathematics faculty, the University of Michigan Mathematics Department, and the Teaching Mathematics Content Courses (TeMaCC) SIG of MI-AMTE are offering a FREE one-day professional development workshop for mathematicians and mathematics teacher educators.
This year’s annual TeMaCC meeting will be a CaC-adjacent workshop focused entirely on how we can support and develop mathematics instruction through faculty lesson study. Participants will observe a lesson study team of mathematics department faculty as they plan a class lesson together, teach it to a group of undergraduate students, and then analyze the data that come out of it.
This will be a participatory workshop and will include opportunities to observe and interact with instructors and students, information about how to conduct lesson study in higher education, and discussions of how different forms of professional development improve mathematics instruction at all levels. The day will include a no-host lunch at the Detroit Institute of Art. We will end the day with some concrete planning to start lesson study groups at or between interested institutions.
Professor Jennifer Lewis (Wayne State University College of Education) conducts research in mathematics teacher education, and teaches courses in mathematics education. She participates in a number of lesson study groups, leads a current grant using lesson study with Detroit teachers, and has multiple publications on lesson study.
Christopher Nazelli is a senior lecturer of mathematics at Wayne State University and a doctoral candidate in mathematics education. He is also the Associate Director of the Emerging Scholars Program and a leader for Math Corps, an intensive mathematics summer program for underserved youth in Detroit. Chris was a participant in the IMPULS Lesson Study Immersion Program in Tokyo in Summer 2015 and has been leading teacher lesson study groups for Warren Woods Public Schools and Detroit Public Schools Community District since 2014. He also leads a lesson study group among the mathematics faculty at WSU.