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
The course challenged me to think differently about the way I teach and the questioning I use in the classroom.K.S., Math Teacher
This course took me through inquiry learning and helped me understand how to use it with my students.A.D., 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 thought this course was very well organized and I learned a lot.A.L., Science 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 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 enjoyed the collaborative work with classmates, and found the research invaluable.K.Z., Social Studies 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
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 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
It was eye-opening and related well to how to improve teaching in my subject area. Very informative and helpful!E.T., Librarian
Opened my mind to the possibilities inquiry based learning has for students rather than traditional teaching methodsA.T., Language Arts 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