I just posted a blog entry on the main MSP2 blog about a new professional development resource for teachers of algebra and geometry, LessonSketch.
LessonSketch.org is a new website and discussion forum where teachers of algebra and geometry can ponder questions of teaching based on classroom stories like the one below. In addition to engaging with existing stories, in the form of animations and comic strips, teachers can create their own stories to share with other teachers in our forums. LessonSketch supports the creation, examination, and discussion of scenarios that depict the practice of mathematics instruction. These reflections and discussions may help professionals create and warrant good instruction.
To get a taste of the activities available at LessonSketch, read the comic below and then ask yourself the following questions,
LessonSketch is free to join and you will have access to engage with our animated stories, create your own stories, and discuss stories with colleagues in our forums. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
LessonSketch is funded by the NSF through grants to Patricio Herbst at the University of Michigan and Daniel Chazan at the University of Maryland.
Thanks for sharing this. It looks like an excellent tool for teachers. I am sharing it with a friend who teaches pre-service math teachers at our local university.
I hope your posting on MSP2 will encourage other teachers to explore LessonSketch.