Mathematics Educators form Virtual Communities to Conduct Lesson Study
Sandi Cooper, Texas Tech University, United States ; Trena Wilkerson, Baylor University, United States ; Colleen Eddy, University of North Texas, United States ; Michael Kamen, Stephen Marble, Southwestern University, United States ; Debbie Junk, University of Texas at Austin, United States ; Cameron Sawyer, Mathematics, New Zealand
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A group of mathematics educators worked together to implement the lesson study strategy in teaching their methods courses. Since this was a group of higher education faculty, all teaching in different institutions, implementing this professional development strategy created a challenge that was appealing. The idea of collaborating in a professional development process was of interest to all in the group. However, because of location, faculty could not meet face-to-face on a regular basis, so the group formed a "virtual community" by using various formats of technology for communication.
Cooper, S., Wilkerson, T., Eddy, C., Kamen, M., Marble, S., Junk, D. & Sawyer, C. (2007). Mathematics Educators form Virtual Communities to Conduct Lesson Study. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3227-3232). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).