Education Service Center (ESC) Regions 6, 13, and 14 in collaboration with ESC Regions 5, 15, and 16 piloted the Lesson Study Professional Development Program for the 2016–2017 academic year as part of the TEA Strategic Plan 2017–2021, set forth by Commissioner Mike Morath. Due to the success of the program in these regions, Texas Lesson Study (TXLS) will be expanding across the state. TXLS is inquiry-based, job-embedded professional development where teachers work collaboratively to develop, teach, and assess research-based lessons. The teacher-designed lessons are video recorded and available on the Texas Gateway.
The Report on Program Effectiveness for fall 2016 is currently available; the spring 2017 report will be posted in summer 2017. For more information about the pilot and TXLS, visit the Texas Gateway.