LESSON STUDY VIDEOS & CD-ROMS
Lesson Study: An Introduction (cd-rom). ©2002, Global Education Resources.
This cd-rom presents a general overview of the lesson study process and answers questions frequently asked by American audiences when they hear about lesson study for the first time. Makoto Yoshida of Global Education Resources, LLC created this cd-rom in collaboration with Clea Fernandez of the Lesson Study Research Group/ Teachers College, Columbia University. Video footage and materials for this cd-rom were collected by Yoshida at Tsuta Elementary School in Hiroshima, Japan as part of his dissertation (Lesson study: A case study of a Japanese appraoch to improving instruction through school-based teacher development, 1999). Running time: 22 minutes. To obtain a copy of this cd-rom, please download an order form from www.globaledresources.com and send it with your payment (instructions on form). If you have any other questions, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Japanese Lesson Study Report (cd-rom). Greenwich Japanese School teachers, Makoto Yoshida, & Clea Fernandez. ©2001, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.
This digital lesson study report, which was created by teachers at the Greenwich Japanese School, includes the following information:
a copy of the entire lesson study open house booklet that was provided
to the participants of the Greenwich Japanese School Open House on November
14, 2000. This brochure includes logistical details of the event, planning
discussion notes, lesson plans, and other key information about the
work of the Greenwich Japanese School teachers, some of which culminated
in the Open House on November 14, 2000. (Excerpts of this brochure,
including lesson plans from this event, are also available in the work
samples section of this web site and can be downloaded there.)
Three Perspectives on Lesson Study (video). ©2001, Regents of the University of California.
This video presents researchers (Catherine Lewis, Clea Fernandez, and Jim Stigler) answering a series of questions on lesson study. The topics discussed include: (1) frequently asked questions and basics of lesson study; (2) perspectives on adapting lesson study for a U.S. context; and (3) the use of technology for supporting lesson study. Running time: 20 minutes. This video can be ordered at: www.lessonresearch.net/Ordering.
Can You Lift a 100 Kilograms? (video). ©2000, Catherine Lewis.
This video shows all three parts (planning, teaching, and discussing) of the research lesson cycle. To preview or order this video, please click here: www.lessonresearch.net/Videos.
The Secret of Magnets (video). ©1999, Catherine Lewis.
Video of Japanese 3rd-grade science research lesson on magnets. To order this video, please click here: www.lessonresearch.net/Videos.
Secret of Trapezes (video).
©1999, Catherine Lewis.
Are you interested in videotapes of American teachers doing lesson study? We currently cannot provide you access to videotapes of American teachers engaging in lesson study, since these videos were collected for data analysis purposes only. However, we and others are currently in the process of creating publicly viewable tapes. If you are interested in obtaining videotapes that other American teachers have agreed to share, you may want to send a message to the Lesson Study Listserv with your request or check past message archives that have included similar requests. Finally, you may also consider contacting specific U.S. lesson study groups with your request .