A workshop for professional developers presented by
the Exploratorium’s Institute for Inquiry®
October 19–23, 2015
Pier 15, San Francisco, California
In this five-day workshop you'll explore ways to support classroom teachers in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning. (Preview a workshop activity.)
carry out a series of activities that illuminate the principles of inquiry-based learning;
practice science inquiry as it relates to the science practices that are core to the Next Generation Science Standards;
learn how to apply these activities to different professional development programs; and
examine the techniques of effective professional development design, such as how to sequence activities, match activities to learning goals, and facilitate discussions to advance teachers’ thinking and practices.
This workshop is organized into three sections that illuminate the fundamentals of inquiry-based teaching and learning.
Who is this workshop for?
Our workshops are designed for educators with professional development roles such as science specialists, curriculum coordinators, teachers on special assignment, lead teachers, administrators, museum educators, university faculty, and scientists. Though our primary audience is educators who work with elementary classroom teachers, workshop materials and activities can be easily adapted for other audiences, such as middle- and high-school teachers or pre-service educators.
Come with your colleagues.
It’s easier to apply what you’ve learned to your own program if you can work with a teammate who’s also experienced the workshop. Workshop activities are most effective when taught by teams of two or more. We offer a discount of $150 per registration for teams of two or more.
If you have questions, call us at 415.528.4397 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.