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Lesson Study Immersion Program in Japan [ Nov 29 to Dec 8 2022]

IMPULS (International Math-teacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study) at Tokyo Gakugei University, Explayground Institute, Japan, and Lesson Study Alliance, a non-profit corporation in Chicago, USA, are offering an intensive Lesson Study Immersion Program in Japan in the fall of 2022. The program will run from November 29 (Tuesday) to December 8 (Thursday), 2022.

IMPULS-LSAlliance Lesson Study Immersion Program offers leaders of lesson study a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in authentic mathematics Lesson Study in Japan. Participants will observe several live research lessons, post-lesson discussions, and everyday mathematics lessons in elementary and secondary schools. All research lessons and post-lesson discussions will be simultaneously translated into English by experts in mathematics teaching and learning. In addition, participants will have opportunities to interact with teachers, students, and education professors from schools in Japan. Leading researchers of Lesson Study and mathematics education in Japan, including Profs. Toshiakira Fujii, Tad Watanabe, and Akihiko Takahashi, will lead discussions with the participants before and after each research lesson observation. These discussions provide a deeper understanding of Lesson Study in Japan and the Japanese pedagogical approach of teaching mathematics through problem-solving.

Tuition, $3500 US, includes the cost for the accommodations with breakfast and local transportation during the program. Participants will be responsible for their own international airfare to Tokyo and local transportation between the airport and the hotel in Tokyo reserved for the program. 

We can accept only a limited number of participants due to the constraints of live research lesson observation.

Interested individuals should complete the following application form by May 1, 2022, along with a non-refundable 50 USD application fee.

https://forms.gle/wftQxiaBKtVFgFvb6

  Based on the number of applications, we may invite you to submit a formal application to the program.    


Here is the tentative schedule for the Lesson Study Immersion Program 2022 (Fall).

11/28 Mon. Arrival 
11/29 Tue. Opening sessions: Mathematics teaching and learning, and Lesson Study in Japan. Preparation to observe a research lesson on Wednesday. Welcome reception.
11/30 Wed. Experiencing a research lesson as a part of district-wide professional development (PD).
12/1 Thu. Q and A session about the district PD research lesson. Preparation to observe a research lesson on Friday.
12/2 Fri. Experiencing a research lesson as a part of school-based PD.
12/3 Sat. Free. Explore Tokyo and surrounding areas to experience everyday life in Japan on your own.
12/4 Sun. Free. Explore Tokyo and surrounding areas to experience everyday life in Japan on your own.
12/5 Mon. Q and A session about the school-based PD research lesson. Preparation to observe a research lesson on Wednesday.
12/6 Tue. Visiting university-affiliated lab schools (elementary and lower secondary) to observe everyday mathematics lessons.
12/7 Wed. Experiencing a research lesson as a part of district-wide professional development (PD).
12/8 Thu. Reflective seminar and farewell party
12/9 Fri. Departure 

Conditions for participating in the program
In order to maximize each participant’s learning for the program, the program asks that each participant contributes to the IMPULS-LSAlliance Lesson Study Immersion Program 2022 by doing the following:
1) Actively participating in the entire program schedule and providing your reflections and feedback during reflective seminars; 
2) Submitting assignments such as a reflective summary of a research lesson observation;
3) Writing a reflective journal about mathematics teaching and learning in Japan and the Japanese Lesson Study, due by December 31, 2022, for possible inclusion in our newsletter and on the IMPULS website. (The length of the journal should be about 1000 to 2000 words in English.)
 



If you have any questions, please address them to:

Thomas McDougal
Executive Director
Lesson Study Alliance
TFMcDougal@LSAlliance.org

Information Upcoming Events
Date November 29 (Tuesday) to December 8 (Thursday), 2022.
Host organization IMPULS (International Math-teacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study) at Tokyo Gakugei University, Explayground Institute, Japan, and Lesson Study Alliance, a non-profit corporation in Chicago, USA

International Math-teacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study(IMPULS) at Tokyo Gakugei Univ. Explayground Insitute

 

Email:info(a)impuls-jp.com

 

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