On Saturday, February 5th from 9:30-2pm, Main South Promise Neighborhood Partnership will be hosting our Promise Neighborhood Community Launch and Luncheon Event at Clark University Tilton Hall. We plan to engage over 200 community residents, organizations and local businesses to learn about the Partnership and how we all can play a role in delivering the promise that all children have access to education, strong systems of family and community support that guarantees high quality standards and positive results from cradle to career.
For our second meeting, we’ll be reading The Teaching Gap, by Stigler and Hiebert, a book that promotes “Lesson Study” as a mechanism for improving classroom instruction on a large scale. The book is based on the TIMSS video study of classroom instruction and compares national patterns in teaching in the US, Germany, and Japan. The book is highly relevant to on-going discussions about the value of lesson study in Worcester and the new Common Core Standards.