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TDT Practitioner Course: Implementing Lesson Study (London)

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Teacher Development Trust

49-51 East Road


N1 6AH

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Are you looking to develop your staff in teacher-led, collaborative enquiry?

After a highly successful pilot year, the Teacher Development Trust is delighted to be re-launching the professionally recognised teacher enquiry course on Lesson Study for 2017-18. Join Jessica Brosnan, Senior Programme Officer of TDT, and Julie Jordan, Senior lead and Director of Professional Development of Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Education, for support in implementing a Lesson Study enquiry in your schools context, across the following three days:

  • Monday 30th October 2017 from 9:30 to 15:30 (GMT)
  • Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 9:30 to 15:30 (GMT)
  • Tuesday 19th June 2018 from 9:30 to 15:30 (GMT)


The course will focus on implementing a Lesson Study enquiry as a model for effective professional development. In order to achieve TDT Lesson Study Practitioner status, participants will be supported to develop a portfolio, capturing and recognising their professional learning as they implement a Lesson Study Enquiry (LSE), demonstrating they have met a series the following professional learning outcomes:

  • critically evaluate professional and research evidence on effective models of CPD through engagement with Lesson Study
  • apply their knowledge and understanding to inform the design and of a school based Lesson Study Enquiry
  • implement and critically reflect on a Lesson Study Enquiry taking account of practical and ethical issues
  • gather evidence to evaluate and disseminate the outcomes of a Lesson Study Enquiry

Day One

Principles of effective CPD and Lesson Study

Participants will explore the latest evidence on professional development, placing Lesson Study in the context of wider CPD. There will also be an introduction and overview of the principles of Lesson Study

Intersessional activity – Portfolio element one: designing a Lesson Study Enquiry (LSE)

Day Two

Implementing Lesson Study in practice

Participants will examine the conditions needed for effective Lesson Study to take place, hearing examples from other schools. There will practical guidance provided on how to structure, research and evaluate your Lesson Study enquiry.

Intersessional activity – Portfolio element two: Lesson Study Enquiry project plan

Day Three

Sharing the outcomes of Lesson Study

Participants will be supported to share their Lesson Study Enquiries, and explore how they can further sustain Lesson Study in their own context.

Intersessional activity – Portfolio element three and four: Summary Presentation and personal reflection.

Ticket cost includes all three workshops. If requesting an invoice for the ticket fee at checkout, please ensure you list the relevant finance contact details, including organisation address. Contact enquiries@tdtrust.org or 02072508276 with any further questions, or tweet us @TeacherDevTrust


What are the course requirements?

3 days input at Sheffield Institute of Education, plus up to 25 hours of self-study. To gain the professional recognition of TDT Lesson Study Practitioner, participants must submit their final portfolio by the submission date. These portfolios will be jointly assessed and moderated by the Teacher Development Trust and Sheffield Hallam University.

Can I complete a joint portfolio with a colleague?

The professional recognition is an individual practitioner status, if you want to gain the recognition, you need to submit an individual portfolio.

There is a circumstance in school that has meant I can’t complete my portfolio on time. Can I still gain the recognition?

There is flexibility relating to school-based circumstances, if you are struggling to complete your portfolio by the submission date, please do discuss with the course co-ordinators.

Can a different colleague attend in my place on one of the three days?

As stated, the course and portfolio are closely aligned, and designed for an individual to complete the course and portfolio to gain the professional recognition.

Do I need to attend all three days in order to gain the professional recognition?

We strongly encourage all participants to attend all three days, although participants are welcome to submit if they miss a day. We are unable to provide individual feedback beyond that which is provided during the course days.

I got the wrong dates! Is there another date I can attend the course?

The course will run in both Sheffield and London, so there is an opportunity to attend on a different date if you have to miss one. We cannot extend this beyond the academic year (2017-18), however.

Does the course come with Masters Credit?

In order to keep the course affordable, we have not included Masters Credit, as this would significantly increase the cost for participants. We have aligned the course content closely to Masters Level, so that the work you produce could also be used towards any study you may be undertaking.

What's the refund policy?

Please note our refund policy prevents us from issuing refunds for cancellations made 7 days before the first day of the course, due to overhead costs incurred to the Teacher Development Trust as a charity.

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