The two sessions we currently offer are designed to deepen the level of inquiry in the classroom, using elementary hands-on science as the medium. Both sessions are 3.5 hours, and they can be done separately or together.
These workshops originate from the Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry, in partnership with more than 7,000 lead teachers and professional developers from districts, universities and museums from over 1,000 districts and projects in 50 states and 17 countries.
-Comparing Approaches to Hands-On Science allows teachers to have three learning experiences with the same topic using different hands-on methods. As educators, we discuss how each style has different goals and appeals to different motivations.
-Raising Questions focuses on harnessing student questioning in order to maximize curiosity and intrinsically-motivated learning through exposing them to engaging phenomena. Just like the other session, educators have an opportunity to experience the phenomenon as a learner, then discuss the implications as an educator.
Both sessions are highly engaging and give educators easy goals to implement tomorrow as well as ideas that have the power to transform learning in the classroom. If you have something specific in mind other than what is listed here, we would love to talk to you about it and see if we can make it happen!
We would be thrilled to work with you and your team. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to move forward with planning a PD experience with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jacalyn Pearce at 918-591-3091.