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
I thought this course was very well organized and I learned a lot.A.L., Science 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 feel that my teaching was immediately impacted in a positive way during this course!A.C., Science Teacher
I plan on incorporating my S.M.A.R.T. goal into my classroom as soon as the school year begins.S.H., Science 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
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 will look for more ways to implement inquiry into my teachingJ.B., Elementary Teacher
The course challenged me to think differently about the way I teach and the questioning I use in the classroom.K.S., Math Teacher
It was an excellent way to explore inquiry and I liked that we had to develop, implement & reflect on an inquiry based lesson.E.D., Social Studies Teacher
I am going to use what I learned in this course in my classroom everyday.A.D., Math Teacher
This course was directly applicable to my own classroom and very useful!S.W., Language Arts 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 am incorporating inquiry into my classes, so this class has had more impact than most.D.S.
I enjoyed this course a lot. It gave me a chance to get out of my comfort zone and explore beyond. It also helped to validate they way I want to teach my students.J.M., Elementary Teacher
It was eye-opening and related well to how to improve teaching in my subject area. Very informative and helpful!E.T., Librarian