## About Lesson*Sketch*

Lesson*Sketch* 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. Lesson*Sketch* 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

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

##### Tools

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

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##### Experiences

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

##### Sharing

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

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.
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.
Assistant Research Scientist
Chieu has degrees in computer science and learning technologies and is a researcher at the University of Michigan, School of Education. His current research focuses on interactive multimedia learning.
Research Investigator
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.
Research Fellow
Michael earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Education in 2009. His research focuses on authentic mathematical dispositions in the classroom. In addition to his work with GRIP, he is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research Assistant
Elizabeth is a Mathematics Education doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland. She researches classroom interactions and positioning in undergraduate mathematics courses.
Research Assistant
Mollee got her M.S. in math from Cal Poly SLO where she also was a lecturer. She is a PhD pre-candidate in math education at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on teacher decision making and Inquiry-based Learning.
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.