IMPULS (International Math-teacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study) in Japan and Lesson Study Alliance, a non-profit corporation in Chicago, USA, are offering two intensive Lesson Study Immersion Programs in Japan in 2024.

These programs offer educators a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in authentic mathematics Lesson Study in Japan. Participants will observe several mathematics lessons developed through Lesson Study in elementary and secondary schools and observe how Japanese teachers conduct their post-lesson discussions. All research lessons and post-lesson discussions will be simultaneously translated into English by experts in mathematics teaching and learning. In addition, participants will have opportunities to interact with teachers, students, and education professors from schools and universities in Japan.

The Lesson Study Immersion Program for 2024 will have two sessions from which you can choose:
• Level 1 (June 18-27, 2024): designed to introduce Lesson Study basics to educators interested in conducting Lesson Study in their schools.
• Level 2 (November 12-21): designed for educators with first-hand experience of Lesson Study to develop leadership capacity.

Participants must pay the tuition, 4,000 USD for the Level 1 session and 4,500 USD for the Level 2 session, which includes the cost of accommodations and local transportation during the program. Participants will be responsible for their own international airfare to Tokyo and local transportation between the airport and the hotel in Tokyo.

We can accept only a limited number of participants due to the constraints of live research lesson observation.
So please feel free to contact us so that we can provide more information about the program, especially for those who are new to joining this program.

Interested individuals should complete the following application form along with a non-refundable 50 USD application fee by February, 20 2024. If your initial application is accepted, we will invite you to submit a formal application to the program.  

If you have any questions, please address them to:

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