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Developing an Inquiry Approach in your Classroom

 

A Workshop by:

Katie Trethewy

Target Audience

K - 12 Teachers and Leaders

When/Where

9.00am  - 4.00pm

November 13 - 14, 2018

Amora Hotel

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Workshop Fee

Individual

Baht 22,400 per participant

 

Group (Two or more participants)

Baht 19,260 per participant

Register by

November 2, 2018

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This workshop was designed because...

As schools continue to shift their focus on to developing students for an increasingly unknown future, adopting an inquiry approach to learning has never been more important. Moving away from traditional methods of direct instruction and rote learning, the inquiry approach enables students to develop their creativity, independence and problem solving skills within any curriculum or framework.

In this interactive workshop, participants will be empowered to...

  • Apply the principles and practices of inquiry

  • Deepen their understanding of an inquiry approach

  • Reflect on their current classroom/school’s practice

  • Adapt their own practice to enhance inquiry

  • Implement strategies to enhance inquiry through curiosity and wonder, questioning and the learning environment

  • Plan effectively for inquiry

  • Differentiate learning to enhance inquiry

  • Use teaching time more effectively

  • Plan for ‘play’ experiences to deepen inquiry learning

Participants will learn through...

  • Engaging with current educational research

  • Exploring models of good practice

  • Case studies

  • Sharing anecdotes and examples

  • Thinking routines

  • Reflections on current practice

  • Group discussion

Topics Covered

What do we mean by inquiry?

Participants will build a shared understanding of inquiry based learning through the exploration of current educational research and group discussion.

 

What do good inquiry teachers do?

A study of strategies implemented by good inquiry teachers with examples of how these could be used in daily practice. Participants will deepen their understanding of key strategies such as flexible learning environments, effective questioning and developing curiosity and wonder before generating ideas of how these could be implemented in their own classrooms/schools.

 

Inquiry processes/models

Participants will evaluate the strengths and limitations of a range of inquiry processes/models including Kath Murdoch’s inquiry cycle and the Design Thinking Process.

 

Effective differentiation in inquiry

Traditional methods of streaming and grouping can limit the quality of inquiry. Participants will be introduced to three key models of differentiation that promote inquiry and that can be adapted to any curriculum area to ensure all learners are supported and extended to achieve their maximum potential. This will include the use of enablers and extenders, developing SCE questions and the use of the gradual release model.

 

The critical role of the teacher in the inquiry classroom

For effective inquiry, teachers need to be more than just ‘facilitators’. Participants will explore the most effective teaching strategies through consideration of the lesson structure, multiple teacher roles and use of ICT.

 

Play as an approach to inquiry from K-12

Play offers children the opportunity to have experiences that can enhance empathy, enthusiasm and understanding. Participants will explore case studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of play as a tool for inquiry at any age.

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Workshop Leader

Katie Trethewy has over 10 years of experience in Education during which she has specialised in curriculum development and teacher training. She has held a number of key roles including; Curriculum (PYP) Coordinator, Transition Project Lead, Lead Literacy Teacher and IPC Coordinator. 

Katie has worked at a leadership level with the National Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Baccalaureate (IB). She is a frequent presenter at professional development events, such as the Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference, Hong Kong and Taiwan Network professional development events and ESF foundation wide training. 

 

Katie is now working as an education consultant in South East Asia. Working with Educo consultancy, she delivers in-school consultation and professional development workshops across the region. 

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