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.
This course was previously titled "Inquiry-Based Learning".
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these can be found on the course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I am going to use what I learned in this course in my classroom everyday.A.D., Math Teacher
I felt like the lesson plan, and the flow of the class was great. The assignments were related, which was helpful.K.S., 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.
I enjoyed the ability to create a lesson plan and work with other teachers from my own district.E.W., Social Studies Teacher
Lots of rigor and relevance. The course made me rethink the way I taught and how the students learn.E.S.
I feel that my teaching was immediately impacted in a positive way during this course!A.C., Science 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
I will look for more ways to implement inquiry into my teachingJ.B., Elementary Teacher
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
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
This course was directly applicable to my own classroom and very useful!S.W., Language Arts 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
This course took me through inquiry learning and helped me understand how to use it with my students.A.D., Math Teacher
Opened my mind to the possibilities inquiry based learning has for students rather than traditional teaching methodsA.T., Language Arts Teacher