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
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
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
I enjoyed the collaborative work with classmates, and found the research invaluable.K.Z., Social Studies 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 will incorporate IBL in my classes regularly.A.L., Science Teacher
I feel that my teaching was immediately impacted in a positive way during this course!A.C., 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
The course challenged me to think differently about the way I teach and the questioning I use in the classroom.K.S., 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
Lots of rigor and relevance. The course made me rethink the way I taught and how the students learn.E.S.
Great course!J.B., Elementary Teacher
This course was very applicable to me, and I am excited to implement what I have learned next year!K.S., Language Arts 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