With inquiry, learners ask questions and investigate through interviews, surveys, readings, observations, discussions, or experiments. Once they find initial answers they ask deeper questions and continue to investigate.
Supporting Students Inquiry workshop topics include:
. Inquiry in project based learning
. Helping learners ask relevant questions about a topic with a strategy based on Right Question
Institute’s question formulation technique
. Helping students assess online readings
. Helping students strengthen critical thinking, learn logical decision-making, and how to understand diverse views
. Creating a classroom culture of inquiry
Inquiry is used for deeper learning of content and academic standards such as Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Inquiry is used within success proficiencies such as Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, Creativity, and Habits of Mind.
Students’ inquiry forwards critical thinking, problem-solving, and lifelong learning goals in district, school, and state learning visions – for example Maine Department of Education Guiding Principles.
For further information contact:
Lee Anna Stirling, Ed.D.