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Texas Lesson Study

  • Texas Lesson Study recognizes the central importance and difficulty of teaching and serves as a process of professional development that brings to life standards, frameworks, and best practices in the classroom.

    Texas Lesson Study is a system of research and development in which teachers refine ideas about best practice through careful study of actual instruction. Moreover, TXLS is inquiry-based, teacher-driven job-embedded professional development that is employed in weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

    A driver of effective instruction, Texas Lesson Study teachers engage in collaborative, continuous cycles of improvement aimed at building capacity in instructional practices and grounded in high-quality instructional materials.

    Texas Lesson Study teachers utilize this proven, job-embedded PLC framework to explore instructional problems of practice, and/or to support the implementation of new curriculum, and/or support the implementation of instructional initiatives.

    Ongoing support cadence includes a gradual release of tiered essential actions, administrative observation/modeling of PLC facilitation, and performance coaching.

  • Texas Lesson Study has absolutely changed my way of teaching. For example, I use data to drive how I plan my lessons. If I see a weakness within my students, I know I need to reevaluate that skill.
    Brandy, Region 3 Texas Lesson Study Teacher

    Texas Lesson Study has helped me grow as a teacher, which directly benefits my students. 
    -Cassie, Region 3 Texas Lesson Study Teacher

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What is Texas Lesson Study?

  • Texas Lesson Study (TXLS) is inquiry-based, systematic professional development.

    Our program is 

    • job-embedded
    • collaborative
    • closely connected to classroom practice
    • focused on student learning
    • directed toward the teaching of specific curriculum content, and
    • complementary to Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Benefits of Texas Lesson Study

    • Improves student outcomes
    • Elevates teacher effectiveness through self-reflective, outcome-oriented, research-based learning communities
    • Enhances school culture through collective teacher efficacy
    • Increases teacher retention
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Our Partners

  • Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are key partners in this work. Region 3 ESC Specialists work closely with teacher teams and district/campus leaders to implement the Texas Lesson Study process in professional learning communities.

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