TIPS FROM Math Lessons: A Webinar on Observing a Classroom
Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education, has been running an experimental summer program where she teaches math to rising fifth graders while observers --both teachers and researchers -- watch. The students are from local school districts, are generally from lower-income families, and are struggling with math.
EWA collaborated with the Elementary Math Laboratory staff and Ball to offer a webinar to reporters on Aug. 19, 2008 to discuss the lessons and what reporters can learn about the way math is taught.
Here is a copy of Ball's powerpoint presentation from the Webinar. Also, access to video clips from the two-week program, as well as Ball's debriefings are available here. You need to email Lori Crouch to gain access to the videos, as well as the lesson plans, samples of student work and other items.