EDUO 9751: Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment

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Course Overview

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:

  • EDUO 9750: Introduction to Inquiry
  • EDUO 9752: Innovative Strategies

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

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.

Course Objectives:

After completing the course titled Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • How to engage students in learning through inquiry
  • How to begin implementing an inquiry-based education in your classroom and/or school
  • How to use assessment to enhance an inquiry-based education and improve learning

Course Assignments:

1. Engagement

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.

2. Implementation

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.

3. Assessment

In this section you will demonstrate your ability to create assessments that not only evaluate progress but also enhance learning.

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Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

"I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms."

Ryan loves spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. His favorite activities include snowboarding, golf, and hiking.