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  • Designing The Learning Environment
  • Inquiry learning vs. content coverage
    Inquiry Focus Content Focus
    • Curricular Content-Driven
    • Curricular Question/Problem Driven
    What would you add?
  • TOPICS WORTH TEACHING…
    • Lie at the heart of the discipline. 
    • Have applications and value beyond the classroom.
    • May require uncoverage (topics vulnerable to misunderstanding and misconception)
    • Offer potential for engaging the students.
    Wiggins and McTighe, Understanding by Design, 2005
  • Start with H.E.A.T.
  • Build a Framework
  • Stage 1 of Inquiry
    IMMERSE
    Invite Curiosity
    Build Background
    Find Topics
    Wonder
  • Stage 2 of Inquiry
    INVESTIGATE
    Develop Questions
    Search for Info
    Discover Answers
  • The Future: The Year 2050
    Louie (transportation)
    Shai Rae (technology)
    Nathan (cloning)
    Ilse (technology)
    Javier (cars, green building)
  • Stage 3 of Inquiry
    COALESCE
    Intensify Research
    Synthesize Info
    Build Knowledge
  • Christy interviewing a fashion designer.
  • Stage 4 of Inquiry
    GO PUBLIC
    Share Learning
    Demonstrate
    Take Action
  • Science standards – sixth grade
    Weather and Climate
    5. Understand factors that create and influence weather, including:
    • Heat, air movement, pressure, humidity, oceans
    • How clouds form by condensation of water vapor
    • How weather patterns are related to atmospheric pressure
    • Global patterns of atmospheric movement (e.g., El Nino)
    6. Understand factors that can impact Earth’s climate (e.g., volcanic eruptions, impacts of asteroids, glaciers).
  • QUESTIONS?