EDU 906 Deeper Questioning Through Inquiry
Inquiry learning is an effective, engaging, and relevant way to tackle the rigor and depth requirements of the new Common Core Standards. In this course, educators will participate in a community of inquiry to explore and co-create knowledge about the subject, practice methods, and build curriculum to implement inquiry learning with students.
Inquiry learning is a term often bantered about in educational circles, touted as being one of the most authentic pedagogical methods. How can you approach inquiry learning with students if you are a practicing teacher who has never had the opportunity to experience inquiry learning yourself? In this course, directed at teachers of all subjects in grades K-12, you will become part of a community of inquiry, exploring and co-creating knowledge about the subject, trying out methods, and then building lesson plans to implement inquiry learning with your students.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
Lots of rigor and relevance. The course made me rethink the way I taught and how the students learn.E.S.
I believe that this course is going to give me the skills and resources to change my courses for the better.D.S., Math Teacher
Great course!J.B., Elementary Teacher
Opened my mind to the possibilities inquiry based learning has for students rather than traditional teaching methodsA.T., Language Arts Teacher
My goals for this year dovetailed with the content and goals of this class, so I was engaged throughout the course. The activities in the second and third week were quite helpful, allowing me to understand the use of inquiry. "Discussing" ideas and thoughts with the instructor and classmate helped also. Creating a lesson was the most valuable aspect.D.S.
It was eye-opening and related well to how to improve teaching in my subject area. Very informative and helpful!E.T., Librarian
I will incorporate IBL in my classes regularly.A.L., Science Teacher
This course took use through the inquiry process, which is exactly what we are going to ask our students to do. The entire class had value.J.O., Math Teacher
I really enjoyed learning about and how to implement inquiry-based learning. The assignments that we created throughout the course have allowed me to create resources and a lesson plan for implementing inquiry into my classroom.D.S., Math Teacher
I will look for more ways to implement inquiry into my teachingJ.B., Elementary Teacher
I feel that my teaching was immediately impacted in a positive way during this course!A.C., Science Teacher
I thought this course was very well organized and I learned a lot.A.L., Science Teacher
This course was one of my favorite courses. It will have many practical applications that I can use from the first day of school.J.O., Math Teacher
I enjoyed the ability to create a lesson plan and work with other teachers from my own district.E.W., Social Studies Teacher
I am glad that this course had a weekly conference call. It was nice to have the assignments explained in detail and allowed us to review the previous week's materials and the upcoming week's assignments.S.H., Science Teacher