National Writing Project

College-Ready Writers Program Lesson Study

Date: April 28, 2016

Summary: Educators from NWP's College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP), who participated in an online version of a lesson study of two CRWP mini-units, talk about how the structure of the lesson study has impacted their practice, their experience with teaching the mini-units in their classrooms, and their experience with participating in the online community.


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Nikki Holland — director of the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program:

Creating professional learning opportunities for teachers can be tricky—it's amazing how quickly we can forget that all of those strategies we cherish in our classrooms (i.e., inquiry, reflection, choice, and dialogue) need to be present for adult learners as well. The process of lesson study has become, for us, an essential element in the landscape of professional learning, and it is particularly well-suited as a support for the mini-units."

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