Virtual Physics Lesson Study - Event Information
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The Virtual Lesson-Study project is designed to create a professional learning community (PLC) of practice for physics teachers across the miles where they interrogate, design, and resign physics lessons using 3D Teaching and Learning. This project would recruit teachers within a rural part of central Pennsylvania as well as teachers from other parts of Pennsylvania, the country and the world. These teachers would create a PLC through virtual connections in order to collaborate on a lesson-study. A lesson-study is based on the Jugyokenkyu (Japanese lesson-study) process. By using a virtual Japanese lesson study, physics teachers will have an opportunity to identify a teaching problem they want to solve, do research on why students struggle, and then design a lesson plan together. This lesson is their best hypothesis on what will improve student learning. Then one of the teachers in the group will teach the lesson while the other teachers come to watch (either virtually, live or recorded). The observing teachers will be focusing on and listen to the students, not the teacher presenting the lesson. The purpose is to improve the lesson, not the teacher. After the lesson, the teacher group will discuss what they observed and make improvements to the lesson.
This project is designed to take a professional development process and create a virtual learning community for isolated physics teachers. The group of teachers will engage in a virtual lesson-study to research, create and iterate over a specific physics lesson.
Date: November - May 2023
Location: Zoom ( a link will be provided)
Registration is not available for this event at this time.