Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district!
Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book�s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring; Collect and analyze data to inform their questions; Share what they have learned through the process with others; Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement
The authors' award-winning school improvement program, featured in the text, offers a fresh look at how to improve the quality of teaching and learning across a district. Administrators, teachers, and students will find an invaluable road map for tackling real-world challenges and taking control of their own learning.
Chapter 6: Student Inquiry in Practice: The Stories of Elementary, Middle, and High-School Teachers
Student Inquiry in Practice: The Stories of Elementary, Middle, and High-School Teachers
When the work and understandings of teachers as researchers are followed by a concern with students as researchers, pedagogical possibilities abound. … Teachers will find a gold mine of instructional ideas that will not only challenge and expand their storehouse of pedagogical methods but will induce them to rethink their purposes as educators.
Inquiry can be a powerful way for students to learn. This chapter tells three stories that exemplify learning through inquiry in elementary, middle, and high schools. Each story reveals how engaging students in inquiry can be integrated seamlessly with subject area content standards. ...