About the Workshop
Getting Ready (Site Investigation)
for watching the video, you will engage in 30 minutes of investigation
through discussion and activity.
Watch the Workshop
Watch the 60-minute
workshop video that includes classroom footage interwoven
with studio-based panel discussion. Participants in workshop
settings can view the video online via Video on Demand or purchase the series on VHS/DVD. Within
each program, there will be built-in opportunities to pause
the video for a site discussion.
Wrap up the workshop
with an additional 30 minutes of investigation through discussion
For Next Time
The homework assignments
are an integral part of this workshop. The activities are
easy to implement, encouraging you to reflect on student learning
and your own teaching practice. They have been designed to
fit into your classroom repertoire, no matter where you are
in your science curriculum. Homework assignments may include
keeping a journal of learning experiences in your classroom
or online research (see also Ongoing Activities).
For each workshop,
you will be given a reading assignment relating to the topic.
Reading assignments may be found in the Appendix of the guide.
located in the Appendix of the guide, are tools to support
inquiry investigations in the classroom. Most of them are
designed for student use; use them in whatever manner is appropriate
for your classroom. Be sure to keep a clean copy to use as
a blackline master.
Find Out More
After each workshop,
you can go online to Find
Out More, for a list of monographs, essays, articles,
and books that further explore the topics from each workshop.
You may want to
carry on these activities throughout the course of the workshop.
Come back to this Web site for materials and resources designed
to facilitate participants' understanding and implementation
of inquiry including information, activities, resources, Web
links, and a discussion forum.
Keep a Journal
encouraged to keep a journal throughout the workshop.
subscribe to an email discussion list and communicate with
other workshop participants online.
To subscribe to
Teacher-TalkInquiry, visit http://www.learner.org/mailman/listinfo/teacher-talkinquiry/.
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