Inquiry learning in the online environment

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  • 10 minutes (20 people @ 20 sec ish)Show of hands, how many people are: k-12UniversityITAlbertaCanadaOutside of Canada
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  • 1. Joan CoyPrincipal PAVEPWSD#76
  • 2. Your nameYour educational roleSomething interesting in your life
  • 3.  On the same page with Inquiry Learning Project Based Learning Process oriented Effective assessment FOR learning A differentiated learning environment Community of learners  questioning  searching for answers  collaborating online Share your ideas about online education.
  • 4. “Inquiry is based on the belief thatunderstanding is constructed in theprocess of people working andconversing together as they poseand solve the problems, makediscoveries and rigorously testing thediscoveries that arise in the course ofshared activity. “
  • 5.  Inquiry is a study into a worthy question, issue, problem or idea. It is the type of work that those working in the disciplines actually undertake to create or build knowledge. Therefore, inquiry involves serious engagement and investigation and the active creation and testing of new knowledge.
  • 6. Projects Project-based Learning loose set of activities  inquiry-based supplements the  part of the regular curriculum curriculum and instruction thematic  focused  maps to specific outcomes broad assessements  guided by assessment for learning. no management  uses project management tools structure
  • 7. Questioning is the heart ofinquiry learning.Students must ask relevantquestions and develop ways tosearch for answers andgenerate explanations.Emphasis is placed upon theprocess.Teacher as activator
  • 8. Divergent thinking isencouraged and nurturedas students recognize thatquestions often have morethan one "good" or"correct" answer.Such thinking leads inmany instances toelaboration of furtherquestions.
  • 9.  Go to PAVE Sandbox top left
  • 10. Tools in Moodle to create the learning experience we want for studentsAssessment Collaboration Communication Quiz Glossary Forum Assignment Database Choice Lesson Workshop Questionnaire Survey Chat Chat
  • 11. Nurture for growth Be there! Check in to the course/community 3-4 times a day Ask for help from your students
  • 12. It is working when: Students ask questions & get answers Students feel valued and their input is important Absences are noticed
  • 13. As educators, we can probably modelcollaborative learning communities best if weare members of one. Right Course now, Rockyview Sharing School Division is With kindly hosting a Moodle Provincial Hub. Hub
  • 14. “The usual mantra is to try harder.Trying harder is impossible when you’re already trying as hard as you can. But you can always try different” – Seth Godin