About LessonSketch

LessonSketch is a multimedia platform that enables teachers and other human service professionals to represent, examine, share, and discuss their own practices, as well as the practices of other members of their profession. LessonSketch makes it easy for users to learn from representations of practice by hosting artifacts such as videos or student work in private or public forums for viewing, annotation, and discussion, and also allows users to create their own representations of practice in the form of storyboards depicting both exemplary and routine scenarios.

Advanced users have access to a full suite of authoring tools, including highly customizable annotation environments and forum discussions centered around these artifacts, allowing them to create opportunities for their fellow practitioners to learn from the experiences and perspectives of others.

Our Software

Collections

LessonSketch Collections are a library of lessons represented in various media forms, such as videos, animations, and storyboards made with cartoon characters.

Tools

LessonSketch Tools include Annotate, Depict, Inscribe, EQscribe, Voice, and Plan. These web-based software tools help create interactive, multimedia experiences.

Experiences

LessonSketch Experiences include interactive multimedia course modules, assessments, and research instruments created by educators and researchers, and made available to selected LessonSketch users.
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Sharing

LessonSketch Sharing functionalities allow users to engage in experiences, contribute items to collections, and collaborate using multimedia resources with customized Groups.

Our Work

OUR TEAM

Pat Herbst
Pat Herbst
Professor of Education and Mathematics
Pat is a professor of Education and Mathematics at Michigan. He studies the knowledge and rationality involved in teaching mathematics and the use of digital technologies to represent and communicate professional knowledge.
DAN CHAZAN
DAN CHAZAN
Professor of Mathematics Education
Dan is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. His research interest includes animations as representations of teaching, mathematics teaching as a societal endeavor, and technology-supported, student-centered mathematics teaching.
Amanda Milewski
Amanda Milewski
Assistant Research Scientist
Amanda is a researcher at the University of Michigan that studies teachers’ instructional practices and innovative approaches for intervening in those practices through PD. She has a PhD in Mathematics Education and MA in Mathematics.
Heather Bleecker
Heather Bleecker
Research Project Associate Manager
Heather earned her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on secondary mathematics in 2017. Her research interests include studying mathematics teachers’ perceptions of teaching competencies.
Srikanth Lavu
Srikanth Lavu
Application Developer
Srikanth has an MS in Computer Science. His work mainly involves designing and developing Software Applications for the GRIP team which are used for research studies.
EILEEN S. DRUSJACK
EILEEN S. DRUSJACK
Faculty Research Assistant
Eileen is a faculty research assistant in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. She has been working for ThEMaT III since 2013 as a project coordinator.
Dana Grosser-Clarkson
Dana Grosser-Clarkson
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dana is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland. Dana is interested in practice-based teacher education and focuses on discourse in secondary mathematics classrooms.
Nicolas Boileau
Nicolas Boileau
Research Assistant
Nicolas Boileau is a mathematics education PhD student at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on teacher decision-making, in particular, the role that norms play in regulating secondary geometry teachers’ instruction.
Inah Ko
Inah Ko
Research Assistant
Inah Ko is a Ph.D. candidate in math education and a master’s student in statistics at Michigan. Her current research is centered on teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching and quantitative research methods in educational studies.
Elizabeth Fleming
Elizabeth Fleming
Research Assistant
Elizabeth is a Mathematics Education doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland. She researches classroom interactions and positioning in undergraduate mathematics courses.
Mollee Shultz
Mollee Shultz
Research Assistant
Mollee got her M.S. in math from Cal Poly SLO where she also was a lecturer. She is a PhD candidate in math education at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on teacher decision making and Inquiry-based Learning.
Umut Gursel
Umut Gursel
Research Assistant
Umut is a Mathematics Education doctoral student at the University of Michigan. She researches students’ perceptions of math classrooms and the use of digital technologies to represent and communicate professional knowledge.
Emanuele Bardelli
Emanuele Bardelli
Research Assistant
Emanuele Bardelli is a mathematics education Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. His current research interests include teacher decision making and professional development of in-service teachers.
Michael Ion
Michael Ion
Research Assistant
Mike Ion is a mathematics education PhD student at the University of Michigan. His research interests include inquiry-based learning and the use of errors as a focus of mathematical inquiry.

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