On June 11, 2021, the IV city scientific-practical conference “Lesson study: the experience of Kazakhstani schools”, organized by the Center of Excellence of the AEO “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools”, was held online.
The conference was attended by representatives of the Center of the Modernization of Education in Nur-Sultan, trainers of the branches of the Center of Excellence of the AEO “NIS”, principals and teachers of secondary schools in Nur-Sultan.
Deputy Director of the Center of the Modernization of Education in Nur-Sultan, Abisheva G.T. in the course of her speech noted the productivity and efficiency of Lesson studies conducted by teachers. Trainer of the Center of Excellence’s branch in Ust-Kamenogorsk, candidate for Ph.D. in Education at Deusto University (Bilbao, Spain), Khokhotva O.I. talked about the possibilities of Lesson study transformation in an online context. Principal of the school-gymnasium №69 in Nur-Sultan, Ablezov M.S. shared his experience in conducting and implementing a Lesson study in a distance learning conditions.
The participants were greatly interested in the video footage from five secondary schools in the capital. Lesson study has become an integral part of the in-school process of improving teachers’ professional skills, current LS classrooms have been opened as well. Teachers presented the results of Lesson studies at a virtual poster exhibition. The winners were awarded diplomas and certificates. The work in the tracks was productive, the participants discussed the topics of planning, observing lessons, professional transformations in teaching and the results of Lesson Study application. The section “Dialogues about LS” in the session rooms allowed each participant to express an opinion about the impact of the approach on their own practice and about changes in teaching due to joint work with colleagues.
At the end of the conference, the results of the quiz “Lesson study-breakfast – 2021” were summed up. The winners were invited to breakfast with the experts of Lesson Study Kazakhstan.