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Exploring the Inquiry Mindset

Learn to cultivate curiosity and plan for student agency, ownership, and engagement with Trevor MacKenzie.


Online (Zoom)


March 10, 2023


9am - 11am 

(Indochina time - ICT)

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Workshop Fee



USD 135 per participant

Group Registration

USD 120 per participant

For 5 or more participants

Register by March 3, 2023

Workshop Facilitator


Trevor MacKenzie is an experienced teacher, author, keynote speaker, and inquiry consultant who has worked in schools throughout Australia, Asia, North America, South Africa, and Europe. Trevor’s passion is in supporting schools in implementing inquiry-based learning practices. He is a highly regarded speaker known for his heartfelt storytelling, kind demeanour, and student-first philosophy.

Target Audience

Educators, Coaches, and Leaders


Trevor MacKenzie deepens our understanding of inquiry-based learning in settings for learners of all ages and contexts.


In this highly engaging session, Mr. MacKenzie will challenge your mind to rethink the role of the teacher and the learner in the inquiry classroom.


You will participate in activities that can be immediately applied to your practice. You will learn specific, practical instructional strategies that engage the passions, wonders and curiosities of learners.

Topics Covered

  • The Types of Student Inquiry

  • The 10 Characteristics of the Inquiry Classroom;

  • Provocation and Curiosity

  • Questioning Techniques and Protocols.


Participants will learn:

  • How can we balance curricular standards, learning objectives, and standardized assessment tools with a higher level of student agency afforded by the inquiry model?

  • How can we create a mindful transition into the inquiry classroom that supports the teacher and learner in this new learning ecosystem?

  • How can we create essential questions that can frame lesson and unit design?

  • How can we help our learners create strong questions asking skills in order to draft, research, and answer their own essential questions?

  • How can we empower students with more agency over learning and have them explore personally relevant topics that lead to authentic and innovative products of understanding?

  • What are the various types of inquiry and how can these lead to a gradual shift of control over learning from the teacher to the learner?

  • What are provocations and how can these lead to research pathways and essential questions?

  • How can we mindfully support learners in inquiry by honing the skills, understandings, and structures necessary to be successful in this new learning ecosystem?

Implementable Skills

By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with the following:

  1. Specific frameworks

  2. Protocols

  3. Structures to nurture constructivism and activate inquiry.


If I cannot make it to the workshop, will you offer a refund?

Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else.

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?


Will I get a certificate of participation?


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