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Inquiry Anywhere (grades 3 - 8)
How can we engage students in hands-on science learning in any setting—whether at home or at school? How can we support students to follow their own curiosity and investigate their own questions?
This workshop will explore strategies for accessible, learner-driven inquiry, and will bring you together with peers to share and gather ideas. Our focus will be on supporting students to follow their own curiosity and investigate their own questions in any setting.
You will try out some investigations as a learner, unpack the pedagogy behind the activities, and reflect on how these approaches support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will also collaborate with your peers and consider how to apply these ideas in your own teaching.
The science activities we model in this workshop were designed for 3rd - 8th grade. However, educators of all grades and contexts are welcome, and we will facilitate discussions to help you apply what you learn to your own setting.
This three-day online learning experience will be highly interactive and will engage you in small-group discussions and individual exploration. You will participate in synchronous morning sessions over Zoom, then have an independent task to complete at your own pace in the afternoon.
July 28, 29, and 30
9:00 am - noon (Pacific time)
How do I join?
This workshop will take place via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. The Academy's professional development team will send the Zoom Meeting ID to registered educators a few days before the event.
Tickets are $75 for this three-day experience. A limited number of tickets are available, and registration will close on or before Friday, July 24.
This workshop is sold out as of July 22, 2020. We hope to see you at the next event!
We're hosting virtual PD on Zoom in fall 2020.