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The Lesson Study Research Group (LSRG) maintains a central database of U.S. lesson study groups, initiatives, and related activity. You can sort through the groups listed below (location, size, content area, how long they've been doing lesson study, contact information, etc.) to find lesson study groups whose structure, needs, and concerns are similar to yours. If you would like to network with other individuals who are doing LS-related research, please click here. To communicate with multiple members of the lesson study community, including many of the individuals and group members listed below, please join the Lesson Study Listserv. To connect specifically to principals/adminstrators who support lesson study work, please click here.

 

If you are involved with a lesson study group/ cluster that is not listed here, and would like to include it in this database, please click here to download a questionnaire about your lesson study group. You will need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this document. If you do not have this program, please click here.

After a member of your group has filled out the questionnaire, please return it to us:

by fax: 212-678-3837, attn.: Clea Fernandez
by mail: Lesson Study Research Group/ Clea Fernandez,
525 W. 120th St. Box 118, New York, NY 10027-6696.



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***The following database of self-selected lesson study groups/ clusters is alphabetized by location (state, city):

[to view an illustrative map of these lesson study clusters, click here -->go to "Resources & Links"--> "Other Groups"]


State City (location of LS cluster) School/ district/ organization Content area(s) and grade level(s) of focus Number of schools/ districts/ groups in cluster

Number of individuals involved [range in fives]

When lesson study program began

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Contact person (s)

E-mail address/ Website

Additional info
Arizona Flagstaff Coconino County Schools/ Arizona Regional Support Center
3-12
6 districts
41-45 members
x Linda Neff x
Arizona Tucson Tucson Unified School District x
x
x
x LaVonne Riggs
using NSF PD grant
Arkansas Little Rock Little Rock School District

All Subjects

K-4

same district

3 schools

6-10 members
January 2003
Beth Clifford x
California Bayside Redwood Science Project/ part of CASP (see next row)

Science

middle school

4 districts

4 schools

1-5 members
September 2003
Diana Skiles x
California CA Science Project
x
Science
x
x x x
California Concord Pine Hollow Middle School

Math

6-8 

same school

1-5 members

January 2002

Olive Quilter

California Fresno Fresno Unified School District

Math

5-10

3 schools

same district

10-15 members
January 2003
Jane Wentzel x
California Lake Elsinore Lake Elsinore Unified School District
K-8 
same school x

Ed Bartel

x

California Los Angeles L.A. Unified School District
x
x
x
x
x
x
California Monterey Bay Monterey Bay Science Project

Science

K-8

x
x
x
Joyce Swenor x
California Moreno Valley Moreno Valley Unified School District

Math

6-8

same school

6-10 members October 2000

Dan Blood

 

California Oakland Oakland Unified School District
x
x
x
x
link to website x
California San Diego Preuss Charter School/ UC San Diego
x
x
x
October 2001

Doris Alvarez/ Jan Gabay

link to website

x
California San Diego

Rosa Parks ES, Monroe Clark MS, Hoover HS/ San Diego State University and City Heights Educational Collaborative

Math

K-12

3 schools

same district

31-35 members June 2003

Chuck Podhorsky

link to website

x
California San Diego UCLA/ Rancho Bernardo HS

Science

9-12

same school 11-15 members September 2002

Celeste Campbell

x
California San Mateo/ Foster City San Mateo-Foster City School District

Math

K-8

same district

9 schools

75-80 members August 2000

Jackie Hurd

 

link to website

x
California Santa Rosa Sonoma County Office of Education

Math

K-12

2 districts

14 schools

6 groups

31-35 members September 2000 and August 2001

Joan Easterday

link to website

x
California Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Elementary Schools

Reading Comprehension

K-5

same school

21-25 members
September 2003
Sharon Mosbaugh x
Colorado
Colorado State Lesson Study Project
Colorado DOE & Colorado Business Roundtable

Math

Junior & High School

5 districts
6-10 members
September 2002

Glenn Bruckhart

link to website

launched in collaboration with Lesson Study Research Group
Colorado Englewood Colorado's Finest Alternative School

Math, Science

high school

same school

6-10 members
October 2002
Kim Bunning x
Colorado Fort Collins Colorado State University

Math

pre-service

x
21-25 members
January 2001

Kelly Chappell

 

x
Connecticut Waterford Waterford Public Schools

Math

1-5

same district

5 schools

21-25 members
January 2003
Kathleen Suprin x
Delaware Bethany Beach Indian River School District

Math

K-5

same school 26-30 members

Jan Parsons

 

x
Delaware Department of Education Delaware Writing Project/ University of Delaware Writing

statewide

 

x
September 1999

e-mail the DWP

link to website

x
Delaware Newark Gauger-Cobbs Middle School/ Christina School District

Science

7-8

2 districts

6 schools

6-10 members December 2002 Tracy L. Soisson
x
Delaware Ocean View Lord Baltimore Elementary School

Writing

2-5

same school 26-30 members September 2001

Jackie Wilson

link to website

x
Florida Jacksonville
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Florida Volusia County American Federation of Teachers, Ed Issues Dept.

Math

1-5

x

x
October 2001
Alice Gill x
Georgia Decatur City Schools

Math

3

x
6-10 members June 2003

Jane Carriere

Lynn Hart

x
Idaho Boise

Instructional Learning Teams/ Boise State University, Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies

x
x
x
x
link to website
Illinois Bloomington/ Normal Illinois State University

Math

4-5

2 districts

3 schools

6-10 members
February 2002

Jeff Barrett

link to website

x
Illinois Carlinville Primary School

Math

2-3

same school 1-5 members March 2001 Karen Meyer
x
Illinois Chicago
x
Math
x
x
November 2002 link to website guided by Dr. Akihiko Takahashi (De Paul University)
Illinois Lisle
x
x
district-wide
x
x
link to website
x
Illinois Peoria Illinois State University

Math

1-4

3 schools

same district

6-10 members August 2001 Jo Olson
x
Illinois South Roxana South Roxana Elementary

Math

K-2

x
1-5 members February 2002 Julie Bateman
x
Indiana Bloomington CEMI Project/ Indiana University

Math

6-12

6 schools

6 groups

21-25 members
September 2000

Semiral Oncu/

Catherine Brown

link to website

some aspects of lesson study work take place on-line
Iowa Dubuque, Ottumwa, Maquoketa Dubuque Community School District, Dubuque Holy Family Catholic Schools, Ottumwa School District, Maquoketa School District

Math

K-6

11 schools

4 districts

 

 

41-45 members
June 2002

Dan Willis

Christina Nugent

link to website

x
Iowa Iowa City
x
pre-service
x
21-25 members
x
x
Kentucky Louisville Louisville Male High School/ Jefferson County Public Schools

Math, Science, English

9-12

same school 6-10 members June 2000

Lance Springs

 

 

using LessonLab software
Kentucky Louisville Jefferson County Public Schools

Math, English, World Civ, Chemistry

9-12

same district

27 schools

26-30 members October 2001

Joseph Burks

 

 

Maine Berwick MSAD #60

Science

6

same school 1-5 members September 2002

Cindy Langdon

x
Maine Cape Elizabeth Pond Cove Elementary School

Math

K-4

same school 41-45 members August 2002

Tom Eismeier

 

launched with support from Maine Math and Science Alliance
Maine Oakland Williams Junior High School

Math

6-8

same district

2 schools

6-10 members September 2001

Cheryl Godfrey

Marshalyn Baker

 

x
Maryland Silver Spring Drew Elementary/ Montgomery County Public Schools

Math

1-5

same school 11-15 members October

Andrew Goldberger

 

 

piloted Singapore Math Project
Massachusetts Andover, Boston, Brookline, Carver, Danvers, Dartmouth,
Everett, Foxborough, Lexington, Lowell, Newton South, Norfolk County, Old
Rochester, Scituate, Uxbridge, Wareham, Watertown

Education Development Center (EDC)

Math

6-12

20 schools
115-120 members
August 2002

Jane Gorman

Johannah Nikula

website

x
Massachusetts Cambridge TERC

Science

K-5

same district

2 schools

1-5 members November 2001

Joyce Tugel

 

 

Massachusetts Watertown Watertown High School/ EDC

Math

9-12

same school
x
September 2000
x
x
Michigan
x
University of Michigan 4-5 2 groups 11-15 members March 2002 Monica Hartman x
Michigan
x
x
x
elementary, middle, high schools
x
x
Roger Verhey
supported by grant from Michigan Dept. of Education
Michigan Ann Arbor University of Michigan, School of Education

Math

preservice

x
26-30 members
x
Jennifer Lewis
modified lesson study as organizing core of work in preservice elementary math course
Michigan Flint Genesee Intermediate School District
x
x
x
x
Mary Lavengood
part of Math Science Partnership Grant
Michigan Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Public School System K-5
x
x
x
link to website x
Michigan St. Clair Shores Lake Shore Public Schools

Math

1-8

same district

3 schools

21-25 members August 2000

Pat Schweihofer

Deborah Barnett

Sandra Stanley

 

Michigan Ypsilanti Eastern Michigan University

Math

1-6

2 districts

3 schools

21-25 members April 2002 Joanne Caniglia x
Minnesota Minneapolis Patrick Henry High School

Math

9-12

same school 1-5 members November 2000

Mary Moreira

 

x
Minnesota Rochester Mayo High School

Math

9-12

same school 1-5 members November 2001

Mary Bradley

 

New Hampshire Epping Epping Elementary School

Math

4-5

same school 11-15 members December 2000

Mark Vallone

 

New Jersey Basking Ridge Bernards Township Schools

Math

9-12

same school 1-5 members February 2001

Marian Palumbo

 

New Jersey Lawrenceville The Lawrenceville School

Science

secondary

same school

2 groups

11-15 members November 2001

Thomas Ritter

website

x
New Jersey New Egypt New Egypt Middle School, Plumsted Township

Language Arts

6-8

same school 1-5 members September 2002 Colleen Davidson
x
New Jersey Paterson Paterson Public School #2

Math

K-8

same school 21-25 members September 1999

Bill Jackson/ Lynn Liptak

link to website

link to website

launched in collaboration with Lesson Study Research Group & Greenwich Japanese School
New Jersey Randolph Randolph School District

Math

2

same district

5 schools

21-25 members May 2002 Jennifer Shouffler
x
New Mexico
x
Math Star/ New Mexico State University 6-12

20 schools

100+ members
x

Karen Wiburg

Lisa Snow/Wanda Guzman

Cathy Kinzer

Jeff Hovermill

link to website

x
New Mexico
Las Cruces
RETA/ New Mexico State University
x
x
x
x
Susan Bussman
x
New York LeRoy Wolcott Street School/ LeRoy Central School

Math

1-6

same school 11-15 members October 2002 Diane Graham
x
New York New York Bank Street College of Education

Math

7

same school 1-5 members October 2001 Linda Metnetsky
launched in collaboration with Lesson Study Research Group
New York New York Community School District #2

Math

6-9

same district

9 schools

11-15 members December 2000

Susan Picker/ Lucy West

link to website

launched in collaboration with Lesson Study Research Group
New York New York Community School District #10 Math

same district

multiple schools

56-60 members October 2001 Ron Feinstein
launched in collaboration with Lesson Study Research Group
New York Rochester Rochester City School District

all content areas

K-6

same school 6-10 members January 2000

Bonnie Dorshel

 

New York Rochester American Federation of Teachers, Ed Issues Dept.

Math

1-5

x

x
October 2001
Alice Gill x
New York Staten Island
x
x
x
x
October 2002 Naomi Isaac-Simpson x
North Dakota Bismarck Bismarck Public Schools
x
x
x
x
Ellen Knudson x
Ohio Beachwood Beachwood City Schools

Math, Science

6-12

same district

3 schools

6-10 members/ districtwide November 2000

Ruth Friedman

 

Ohio Canton Stark County Educational Service Center/ Perry Local Schools

Science

7

same district

2 schools

1-5 members August 2001 Linda Petz
x
Oregon Aurora North Marion School District #15

All Subjects

6

same school 1-5 members October 2001

Carolyn Donnelly

 

x
Oregon Portland Portland Public Schools
6-8

same district

6 groups

20+ members
January 2002
Cheryl Rectanus
x
Oregon
x
University of Oregon preservice
x
x
x
Alexa Parker
Pennysylvania
x

School Performance Network

SPN Partner Schools

x

5 districts

11 schools

x
x

Mary Catherine Conroy Hayden

Mike Benedict

website

x
Pennysylvania Doylestown Bucks County Schools
x
x
x
x
Jeanette Warsavage x
Pennysylvania Lafayette Lafayette Elementary School/ School District of Lancaster

Math

1-2

same district

2 schools

1-5 members May 2000

Patricia Jones

 

x
Pennysylvania Langhorne Neshaminy School District

Science

5-11

8 schools

same district

75-80 members
January 2003

Robert L. Kolenda

link to website

district initiative; utilizing components of Understanding by Design, Schools Around the World, & Lesson Study
Pennysylvania Philadelphia Pennysylvania School for the Deaf ages 10-15 same school 1-5 members February 2003 Carrie Buscher x
Pennysylvania Philadelphia The Philadelphia School
x
x
x
September 2003
Chris Taranta x
Pennysylvania Philadelphia William Penn Charter School

English

Grade 10

same school 1-5 members
October 2003
Ben Dziedzic x
Pennysylvania Scranton American Federation of Teachers, Ed Issues Dept.

Math

1-5

x

x
October 2001
Alice Gill x
Rhode Island Pawtucket Goff Junior High School

All Subjects

6-8

same school 6-10 members February 2003 Andre Audette/ Marie Ahern x
Rhode Island Pawtucket

Nathanael Greene Elementary

Pawtucket School Dept.

All Subjects

5

same school 1-5 members February 2003 Gail Mulligan x
Rhode Island Providence Rhode Island school districts/ Science and Literacy Integration Project (SLIP)

English Language Arts & Science

K-8

15 groups

13 districts

x
x

Greg Kniseley

link to website

link to a school website

x
Tennessee Antioch Metro-Nashville Public Schools

Math

 

same school 6-10 members September 2000

Selena Judkins

 

Tennessee Nashville Metro-Nashville Public Schools
x

same district

multiple schools

x
x
link to website
x
Texas El Paso
x

middle school

x
x
x
Lien Diaz x
Utah Provo Brigham Young University

Math

secondary

same district

5 schools

21-25 members/ different schools October 2001

Blake Peterson

 

Virginia Virginia Beach Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Science

6-8

same school 11-15 members January 2001

Jenny Sue Flannagan

link to website

Washington Bellevue Bellevue School District

all content areas

all grade levels

same district

27 schools

900+ members August 2000

Jan Zuber

link to website