PALS conducts 1st National Convention on Lesson Study


Three hundred thirty teachers, educators, researchers, and school administrators from all over the country attended the 1st National Convention on Lesson Study organized by the Philippine Association of Lesson and Learning Studies, Inc. (PALS) in partnership with the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED). The convention was held on 11-12 April 2019 at the UP NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Dr. Christine Kim-Eng Lee, Immediate Past President of the World Association of Lesson Study, and a professor of Education from the National Institute of Education in Singapore was the keynote speaker. The title of her talk was Moving Beyond the Surface Features of Lesson Studies: The Experience of Singapore Schools.

Dr. Christine Lee shares her experience in doing lesson study in Singapore.

Plenary speakers from different international and local universities also shared their experiences on lesson study and related fields.  Dr. Masami Isoda  of the University of Tsukuba talked about School Curriculum Management for the Establishment of Learning Community on SEAMEO Curriculum and Teacher Standards, Dr. Manabu Sumida of Ehime University shared about collaborating in LS beyond the classroom, Dr. Wataru Hanai of Fukui University discussed reflective LS and professional learning communities. Dr. Arif Hidayat of Indonesia University of Education discussed LS experiences and classroom teaching research in Indonesia. Dr. Dory Salubayba and Dr. Marlon Ebaeguin of the of the University of the Philippines encouraged the conduct of local research during their talks on action research and design-based research approach.

Three symposia were also organized by local researchers, educators, and teachers. The topics focused on the following: 1) Lesson Study as vehicle for teacher leadership development in the public schools; 2) Fostering collaborative professionalism; and 3) From tensions to institutionalization: Lesson Study in higher education institutions. The eight poster presentations provided participants with a glimpse of LS activities around the country.

Very Important Reminders for Convention Participants

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

PAID BUT DEPOSIT SLIP NOT SENT
To those who have already paid the registration fee for the convention but have not yet sent a copy of their deposit slip, please send it to joinus.pals@gmail.com by April 9, 2019, 10:00 pm. Otherwise, you might lose your slot.

FILLED UP REGISTRATION FORM BUT NOT PAID
To those who have filled up the registration form but have not paid yet, please pay the registration fee and send us a copy of your deposit slip to joinus.pals@gmail.com by April 10, 2019, 3:00 pm.

PAID AND SENT DEPOSIT SLIP BUT DID NOT FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM
To those who have already paid and have sent their deposit slip but have not filled up the registration form, please fill up the registration form at http://palsnet.org/registration by April 9, 2019, 10:00 pm.

LIST of REGISTERED(PAID) PARTICIPANTS.

Downloadable Convention Registration Form

Please find below the registration form in Word format. You can use this if you are having difficulty using Google Form.

Please download the form and fill it out, and together with the scanned copy of your receipt, email it to joinus.pals@gmail.com.

If you intend to pay on the day of the convention (11 April 2019), please bring the filled out form with you to speed up the registration process.

Thank you and see you at the convention.

Why learn and do lesson study

Grade 7 mathematics lesson study team of Sta Lucia High School, Pasig City. SY 2011-2012.

Lesson study is a school-based professional learning activity of teachers that involves collaborative development, implementation, analysis of the lesson (called a research lesson) and reflection as a means to learn and improve their teaching practice. It is about teachers taking charge of their own professional development.

Engaging in lesson study create opportunities for teachers to develop the following professional competencies of proficient and distinguished teacher as described in the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers.

PROFICIENT TEACHER

  • Highly Proficient Teachers consistently display a high level of performance in their teaching practice.

  • They manifest an in-depth and sophisticated understanding of the teaching and learning process.

  • They have high education-focused situation cognition, are more adept in problem solving and optimize
    opportunities gained from experience.

  • They provide support and mentoring to colleagues in their professional development, as well as work
    collaboratively with them to enhance the learning and practice potential of their colleagues.

  • They continually seek to develop their professional knowledge and practice by reflecting on their own needs, and those of their colleagues and students.

DISTINGUISHED TEACHER

  • Distinguished Teachers embody the highest standard for teaching grounded in global best practices.

  • They exhibit exceptional capacity to improve their own teaching practice and that of others.

  • They are recognized as leaders in education, contributors to the profession and initiators of collaborations and partnerships.

  • They create lifelong impact in the lives of colleagues, students and others.

  • They consistently seek professional advancement and relevance in pursuit of teaching quality and excellence.

  • They exhibit commitment to inspire the education community and stakeholders for the improvement of education provision in the Philippines.

Source:
Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (http://www.deped.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DO_s2017_042-1.pdf)

Participate in the 1st National Convention on Lesson Study to learn more about this exciting school-based professional learning activity of teachers. Lesson study in higher education institution is also gaining ground.

DepEd Naga Capacity Building for Lesson Study Implementation in Mathematics through AusAid Funding

The Schools Division of Naga has recently received funding from the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) for the implementation of lesson study in mathematics. The funding covers capacity building for teachers, actual implementation of lesson study in schools, sharing of best practices, and documentation and evaluation of the program. The first of this series of activity was a capacity building training conducted on 5-7 July 2018 where Dr. Levi Elipane, one of PALS Board of Trustee, was a speaker.

The following contains the details of the seminar workshop.

PALS Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Lesson Study in Pangasinan II

PALS, Inc. in partnership with the Division of Pangasinan II conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Developing Mathematical Thinking and Lesson Study on 19-21 January 2018 which was held at the Mangaldan Municipal Building in Mangaldan, Pangasinan. It was attended by 240 elementary school and high school mathematics teachers.

The speakers were Professor Shizumi Shimizu of Teikyu University, Japan, Dr. Erlina R. Ronda and Guillermo P. Bautista Jr. of the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) and Ms. Maylani Galicia of the Department of Education-Albay.

Professor Shimizu talks about developing mathematical thinking

Prof. Shimizu discussed how to develop mathematical thinking in the classroom. Dr. Ronda, on the other hand, talked about lesson study as a professional learning activity system. In addition, Mr. Bautista presented a framework for classification of mathematical tasks, while Ms. Galicia shared her experiences and challenges in forming communities of practice in Albay through lesson study.

The teacher implements a lesson on parallel lines and transversals in the open class

Two teachers also implemented a lesson in an open class, one about Pythagorean Theorem and the other one about Parallel Lines and Transversals. An open class is an implementation of a lesson by one teacher and observed by other teachers from inside or outside the school. After the open class, a post lesson reflection and discussion was facilitated by Professor Shimizu and Dr. Ronda.

The seminar was concluded by awarding of certificates led by Fr. Onofre Innocencio, Presdent of PALS and Mr. Redentor B. Aquino, Education Program Supervisor of Mangaldan, Pangasinan.

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