This course is one of a three-part series entitled Inquiry Driven Education. Inquiry-based education awakens curiosity, wonder, and purpose in our students. In addition, it elicits the evidence that we need to demonstrate our students’ skills and their understanding of the new standards. By taking the three courses in this series, you will learn how to create classrooms that instill in students the drive for inquiry and innovation that they will need to succeed beyond the school doors. The other two courses in the series are:
Although Introduction to Inquiry is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them. This class requires the same two books as are needed to complete the first class in the series. The two books are Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom by A.J. Juliani and Rx for the Common Core: Toolkit for Implementing Inquiry Learning by Mary Boyd Ratzer and Paige Jaeger. These books are available for purchase at www.amazon.com.
In the class Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment EDUO 9751 you will learn how to set up an inquiry-based classroom. You will also learn how inquiry can promote student engagement and how assessments can be used as a learning tool.
After completing the course titled Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment, you will demonstrate or indicate:
For the first assignment, you will be reflecting on the current level of engagement of your students and your current practices on how to foster their engagement. In addition, you will be demonstrating your knowledge of how to use inquiry and student ownership to encourage student engagement.
In completing assignment two, you will be reflecting on ideas from the text and what you can envision implementing in your classroom. Furthermore, you will display your ability to implement inquiry in your classroom by altering a unit you currently teach.
In this section you will demonstrate your ability to create assessments that not only evaluate progress but also enhance learning.
Instructor: Ryan Pickett