Lesson Study Facilitation

How Partnership Principles Play a Role

Lesson Study and Partnership Principles #vcschatLS @BlinnjaTheNinja

Have you ever reflected on what makes the lesson study process so different than other professional learning approaches? What empowers you during a lesson study cycle?

On April 7th, 7:30PM (EST), this Twitter Chat discusses the facilitation of lesson study and its connection to the Principles of Partnership. Jim Knight, professional learning researcher, has written or co-authored several books on the topic of the Principles of Partnership. Please see his bio below. In 2012, Dr. Knight provided Volusia County Schools many sessions on the partnership approach and this resonated with me with and the practice of lesson study and why it is such a powerful professional learning experience. I encourage you to read the the six Principles of Partnership in the link below and to connect them to your experience with a lesson study cycle or effective professional learning you have experienced. Also, I CHALLENGE you to locate the seventh principle he has since added and how it connects to lesson study or other effective professional learning experiences you have had. I cannot wait to hear your take on this connection!

It is the intention of this Twitter Chat to identify what Knight's foundations of the Partnership Learning approach to staff development and the practice of lesson study. It is important to mention that coaching and facilitation will NOT be used synonymously during this chat.

To prepare for this chat please read through the Partnership Principles in the link below. http://instructionalcoach.org/about/the-principles-of-partnership Remember, try to find the seventh principle.

If you are new to Twitter and not sure exactly what to do during the Twitter Chat or what this #vcschatLS is all about, feel free to email me and I will assist you through the process. Twitter is a powerful anytime, anywhere professional learning tool! Contact me:

Jeremy Blinn - jrblinn@volusia.k12.fl.us

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Lesson Study Facilitation - How Partnership Principles Play a Role ............................ moderated by ...................................................Jeremy Blinn @BlinnjaTheNinja

Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.


Eastern Standard Time

Jim Knight's Bio

Jim Knight is a research associate in the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and director of the Kansas Coaching Project. He has spent close to two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. He has served as the principal investigator of grants and contracts totally nearly $30 million all devoted to the study of professional learning and instructional coaching. He has written or co-authored several books on the topic including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007) and Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction (2011). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (2006) and also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (2008). Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and professional learning in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Educational Leadership,Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan.

He has a PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Knight also hosts Talking About Teaching on the Teaching Channel. His current work can be found and followed at: www.radicallearners.com,jimknightoncoaching.squarespace.com

The professional learning Jim does for the Instructional Coaching Group is described here: http://instructionalcoaching.com/events.

Other researchers on the Kansas Coaching Project are Mike Hock, Susan Harvey, Tom Skrtic, and Don Deshler.

The Partnership Approach to Professional Learning | Instructional Coaching
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