Tag Archives: Professional development

Understanding by Design and Pedagogical Content Knowledge

If you know where you are going, it doesn’t always follow that you also know how to get there. Understanding by Design (UbD) supports the first part of the statement: knowing where you are going. Its three-stage curriculum planning framework is useful as a general guide for identifying where to lead the students in terms… Read More »

Lesson Study in Mathematics

From 2006 – 2009, the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UPNISMED) piloted a school-based professional development  program for teachers called Lesson Study to two high schools and two elementary schools in Metro Manila. The project involved all the mathematics teachers of the schools. Lesson study engages teachers in creative and… Read More »

What is Lesson Study?

Studies show that the way to go to implementing effective and sustainable educational reform will be through an inquiry-type professional development program and while the teachers are in action. One of these professional development models that has proven effective in Japan and is now being implemented and widely used in many countries is Lesson Study.… Read More »

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