Ideas! Questioning! Reflecting! Analyzing! Synergy!
Join us as we immerse you in a world designed for 21st Century students through collaboration and inquiry.
Information Inquiry is defined by Dr. Daniel Callison as “an application of the ancient Socratic Method of teaching through self-posed and mentor-posed questions in order to gain meaning in today’s overwhelming Information Age.” Inquiry is standards-based, real-world, problem-solving and information searching that carries on into adult, lifelong literacy necessary for a democratic society. Inquiry and collaboration are interwoven.
Explore ways to collaborate with your colleagues to design effective inquiry-rich learning environments:
Explore a dozen student experiences that engender exploration, engagement, wonder, and curiosity:
- The Science of Bubbles Inquiry (Grades K-2)
- Colonial Life: Then and Now (Grades K-2)
- Animal Inquiry (Grades K-3)
- Rocks Tell Stories (Grades 3-5)
- Butterfly Migration Project (Grades 3-5)
- Civil Rights Movement Inquiry (Grades 4-6)
- Almanac Inquiry (Grades 5-6)
- The Freedom to Choose (Grade 7)
- Native American Tribes and Regions (Grade 8)
- Utopian Societies and Literature (High School)
- Spanish/Portuguese Study (High School)
- Caterpillar Mystery (Adult Personal Inquiry)