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The Inquiry Page

The Inquiry Page
Based on John Dewey's philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner, we use a spiral path of inquiry: asking questions, investigating solutions, creating new knowledge as we gather information, discussing our discoveries and experiences, and reflecting on our new-found knowledge. Each step in this process naturally leads to the next: inspiring new questions, investigations, and opportunities for authentic "teachable moments."

Project, Problem, and Inquiry-Based Learning What are problem, project, and inquiry based learning? How are these approaches alike and different? How do I choose the best approach for my technology-rich classroom? A project-based approach is enjoyable for everyone involved. Can fun activities really promote learning? Over the past decade an increasing number of studies have shown the positive impact of project-based learning on achievement. Read Start With the Pyramid from Edutopia. Explore the Approaches Project-based learning, problem-based learning, and inquiry-based learning all three closely relate to the information processing approach. Read Introducing Project-Based Learning from Edutopia. Be sure to read all eight pages. Project-based Learning An approach to learning focusing on developing a product or creation. Problem-based Learning An approach to learning focusing on the process of solving a problem and acquiring knowledge. Explore the following websites as needed for more information: Inquiry-based Learning The "Best" Approach

Learning Science Through Inquiry Workshop 1. What Is Inquiry and Why Do It? This introductory workshop presents an overview of why inquiry is such a powerful approach to teaching and learning science — how it enables you to assess and meet the needs of a wide range of learners, how it taps children's natural curiosity, and how it deepens their understanding of science. Go to this unit. Workshop 2. Workshop 3. Workshop 4. Workshop 5. Workshop 6. Workshop 7. Workshop 8., Oracle Education Foundation, Projects | Competition | Library Home Page Congratulations to Mrs. Bomersbach, ROE Teacher of the Year! Browning Elementary Sends Thank You to ROE! River Oaks Elementary serves approximately 720 culturally and economically diverse students in the Houston Independent School District. Our students consist of those residing in the HISD attendance zone for River Oaks as well as those students across the city that apply and are accepted into our Vanguard Program for the gifted and talented. Our Mission River Oaks Elementary School develops extraordinary learners through a program of differentiated, rigorous inquiry so that they may innovate and collaborate in a global society. Core Beliefs All learners have the right to develop their gifts and talents. Home Page

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