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What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning? Linking librarians, inquiry learning, and information literacy - To thrive, schoolwide inquiry learning programs need support from librarians.

Linking librarians, inquiry learning, and information literacy -

The art of inquiry: 10 practices for the inquiry teacher — Kath Murdoch. Of all the blog posts I have written, the one that has been read, reposted and mentioned most often- is “How do inquiry teachers teach?”

The art of inquiry: 10 practices for the inquiry teacher — Kath Murdoch

That was back in 2014. Downloading digital content in SCIS. What is Inquiry-Based Learning? Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class. In the shallow end of the Types of Student Inquiry pool, Structured Inquiry gives the teacher control of the essential question, the starting point—for example, “What defines a culture?”

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

Or “What is the importance of the scientific method?” These questions are not answered in a single lesson and do not have a single answer, and, in fact, our understanding of an essential question may change over time as we research it. In Structured Inquiry, the teacher also controls specific learning activities, the resources students will use to create understanding, and the summative assessment learners will complete to demonstrate their understanding. In Controlled Inquiry, the teacher provides several essential questions. Learners unpack several resources predetermined by the teacher to provide valuable context and rich meaning relative to the essential questions. How Are the Types of Student Inquiry Helpful? Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning. Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD One of the central features of high quality project-based learning is the pedagogical relationship between the Driving Question and the “Need to Knows” that stem from it.

Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning

In the video below I use the Explain Everything app to show how teachers and schools, using a process of rich inquiry, can leverage great thinking and learning by flipping how you approach the concepts behind Bloom’s Taxonomy. Instead of starting at the bottom and focusing on the teaching and learning of content prior to moving up, consider flipping that approach by starting at the top and asking students to create an authentic product with a strong Driving Question. 4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do. 4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed.

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together to develop innovative projects and answers to complex questions. About - Library Supported Inquiry. 5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works -

Schedule a TeachThought Professional Development PBL Workshop For Your School > 5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development.

5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works -

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources. Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom.

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. The Phases of Inquiry-Based Teaching. A central goal of education is teaching critical-thinking skills.

The Phases of Inquiry-Based Teaching

Inquiry-based teaching is an excellent path to this goal. Based partly on the philosophy that “humans are born inquirers,” the method focuses on student discovery over pushing information from the instructor. Along the way, the students explore multiple sources and contexts, ask questions and pursue hypotheses, and work to apply their theories to new and diverse situations.

In doing this, they actively discover the interrelatedness among concepts, topics, and theories. 35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking. This is a sponsored post.

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking

I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone! Sean Kenney Lego Certified Master Builder’s YouTube Channel: Best-selling author and artist, Sean Kenney, uses LEGO toys to build anything and everything you can imagine. CSIRO Crest: CREativity in Science and Technology (CREST) is an Australian non-competitive awards program supporting students to design and carry out their own open-ended science investigation or technology project. Pinterest is a veritable smorgasbord of great ideas across all grades and subject areas. Project Approach Study Guide. Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools. The formative assessment rubric is an amazing and revealing tool.

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools

They are made all the more effective by carefully considering the language we use. Mastering assessment language is an art form in itself. Like all other art forms, it takes time to perfect. Proper formative assessment tells us what students have learned. How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust. Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken. A question I’m asked often is, “Where should a teacher begin?” Should teachers just let students go or is there a process to good student-centered inquiry? I’ve reflected on this a fair amount, and I think small strategic steps are the key. The Inquiry Process, Step By Step. Australian Curriculum inquiry skills scope and sequence. 3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning.

Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation. Connecting With Each Learner: Inform7 (Interactive Fiction for High School) Imagine a weather-beaten oak door. Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions. ** We are seeking global opinions, please consider commenting with your thoughts and ideas of the definition of innovation** In a recent webinar, more than 90% of school leaders responded that they were leading an innovative school as a result of the implementation of technology.

At the end of the webinar, when polled again, only one leader claimed to be leading an innovative school. SAMR Model Explained for Teachers. Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud. Group Work Strategies to Ensure Students Pull Their Weight. The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. Mr. C's SharesEase. This great video clearly outlines Genius Hour movement happening in classrooms across the world!

6 Important Components Of Online Pedagogy. Originally posted on What makes you a good instructor in the classroom – does not necessarily translate to good pedagogy in an online learning environment. Online Learning Environments are becoming increasingly available for learners in all areas of education from primary grades right through to higher education. They require key considerations to be cultivated to promote success. The Components Of A Successful Online Learning Environment Whether you are building an Online Learning framework for primary students, college students, or for professional development among your colleagues, the basic premise remain the same – the Online Learning Environment should enhance the learning potential of your candidates.

Student Competitions & Challenges. LightUp. Time to Start Making: Free Design Programs for 3D Printers. By James Floyd Kelly One of the biggest tech trends to follow is the evolution of 3D printing — not just in the consumer market, but also in education. In fact, last month, the NMC Horizon report predicted that 3D printers will be seen in schools in the next five years, as students and teachers experiment with creating real objects out of plastic and other materials.

Hack the Storybook — NEXMAP. Tips and Tools for Involving Students in Lesson Planning and Content Delivery. Planning for a trip can be just as exciting as the vacation itself, especially when the planning is shared between family or friends. Teacher's Guide to Project-based Learning.pdf. Maker Studio - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer. A New Dimension of Education Technology. I bumped into SCiO and was inspired that it can actually change the way we design courses. Moore Educational Pty Ltd. SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning.