Inquiry based wfmp 2013

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Inquiry based wfmp 2013

  1. 1. Inquiring Minds Want to Know Louise Robitaille & Peter Douglas Sunday, 27 October, 13
  2. 2. Brain Fun Research shows that a relaxed, nonthreatening environment that reduces students’ fear of failure is considered to enhance learning. Sunday, 27 October, 13
  3. 3. Inquiry-Based Teaching Focus of this workshop is to share what we’ve been doing with inquiry in Pete’s classroom and to let you experience a mini-inquiry. Our approach to teaching has changed. Do you know this approach? Sunday, 27 October, 13
  4. 4. Boring Economic Teacher Sunday, 27 October, 13
  5. 5. The Inquiry Approach file:///Users/office/Downloads/Inquiry%20Based%20Teaching.mp4 Sunday, 27 October, 13
  6. 6. Recommended Resource Resource to help get you started. Mentor text and book club Sunday, 27 October, 13
  7. 7. 1.Steps to Inquiry Build background knowledge - books, mini-research, movie festival (learn 360, Brainpop...) Sunday, 27 October, 13
  8. 8. 2. Steps to Inquiry Teacher models ‘Things That We Have Learned and Questions We Have’ chart. Then let the groups work on their own chart. Also, start a vocabulary anchor chart that is posted in the classroom throughout the inquiry. Sunday, 27 October, 13
  9. 9. 3. Steps to Inquiry Always give students time to share their chart with the class and post their work in the classroom. Sunday, 27 October, 13
  10. 10. 4. Steps to Inquiry Now that we have their questions, have sparked interest and curiosity, we build hands on, open-ended work stations for small group work. Sunday, 27 October, 13
  11. 11. Benefits of Small-Group Work Small groups are lifelike. Small groups generate energy for challenging work. In small groups, we are smarter. In small groups, diversity is an asset. Small groups make engaged, interactive learning possible. Small groups allow us to differentiate instruction. Employers increasingly require small-group skills. Well-structured small-group work enhances student achievement. Comprehension & Collaboration - Inquiry Circles in Action by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels Sunday, 27 October, 13
  12. 12. 5.Steps to Inquiry Small group work! Students absolutely must be able to work effectively together in small groups. At the beginning of the school year, we teach collaborative lessons. Sunday, 27 October, 13
  13. 13. 6. Steps to Inquiry Sharing with peers, town council, local newspaper, blogging, school community... Sunday, 27 October, 13
  14. 14. Mini-Inquiries You will need to make teams of 10 and divide into pairs, pick a task from the list below. As the team is working: Task 1 - Record teams thoughts about “What You Know” on post-it notes Task 2 - Record the teams “Questions We Have” on post-it notes Task 3 - Record new vocabulary Task 4 - Hands-on group puts together and test the equipment Task 5- Use the iPad and open the “Explain Everything” App and create a presentation of your work Be prepared to share! Sunday, 27 October, 13
  15. 15. Thank you! pdouglas@smcdsb.on.ca & lrobitaille@smcdsb.on.ca www.inquiry-based.com www.inquiry-based.blogspot.com Twitter - @robitaille2011 Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/InquiryBased Pinterest-http://www.pinterest.com/blrobitaille/boards/ Sunday, 27 October, 13

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