The meeting tools and Teaching-Learning Plan Template will help your team stay organized and carry forward your learning.

10-20 minutes

  • View the Teaching-Learning Plan template and agree on how team members will access it as you record your planning
  • Agree on how you will store and share your team’s materials, including schedule, agenda, notes, resources, Teaching-Learning Plan, and other documentation of your work
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Download the Teaching-Learning Plan Template

The Teaching-Learning Plan is central to Lesson Study. Our template will help you create that plan.

Accessing the Template

Your team will use the Teaching-Learning Plan to capture what you learn as you study the curriculum and content and as you plan the unit and lesson. Take a quick look at the Teaching-Learning Plan now, so you will be familiar with it for future reference. Decide where your team will store the Teaching-Learning Plan. Many teams save it to a shared Google folder where team members can collaborate online.

Click the link below to open the document in Google Drive. You will be prompted to make a copy of the document for your own use. If you prefer, you can also download the template as a Word document to collaborate in a more traditional fashion.


Teaching-Learning Plan Template
Save to Google Drive
Teaching-Learning Plan Template


Gather Meeting Tools

Keeping track of your team’s work is an important part of a successful Lesson Study.

Choose a Platform for Materials

We suggest that you agree now on how your team will record, share and store the following information:

  • meeting schedule (including updates, reminders, etc.)
  • meeting agendas
  • meeting notes
  • resources (research readings, standards documents, etc.)
  • the Teaching-Learning Plan
  • documentation of your work, if desired, so you can present it to other educators (some teams like to use the PowerPoint template below)
Some teams like to create a virtual environment (e.g., a Google Docs folder) to store all of the team’s documents. Others prefer to print hard copies and create a binder for each team member.


Lesson Study PowerPoint Template
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