I. SESSION STARTER: SOME FLOAT, SOME DON'T!

Some Float and Some Don't Handout
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II. INTERWRITE SKILLS

III. INQUIRY BASED LESSONS-LEARNING BEGINS WITH QUESTIONS


How can teachers incorporate inquiry into the lesson design process?
  1. Learners will examine and describe the elements of an inquiry-based lesson.
  2. Learners will understand the principles and concepts of essential questions and higher-level thinking skills and their use in inquiry-based lessons.
  3. Learners will develop essential questions and criteria for success for original inquiry-based lessons.
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IV. DEFINING AND DESIGNING ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
  1. Essential Question KWL

V. PARACHUTE ACTIVITY

VI. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS-What makes a question an essential question?

  1. Essential Question powerpoint.png Essential_Questions-1.ppt
  2. Essential Question Sort
  3. MathStar. Essential Questions. New Mexico State University College of Education. http://mathstar.nmsu.edu/exploration1/unit/content_questions.html
  4. McKenzie, J. (1996). Framing Essential Questions. From Now On, 6(1). http://www.fno.org/sept96/questions.html
  5. Clifford, P. & Friesen, S. Creating Essential Questions. Galileo Educational Network http://www.galileo.org/tips/essential_questions.html

WHAT DOES INQUIRY LOOK LIKE? LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

  1. Educational Broadcasting Corporation. (2004). Concept to Classroom: Inquiry in Action.
    Elementary
    http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/demonstration.html
  2. eMINTS/ETC Digital Stories Videos
    http://emints.org/about/video/
  3. More videos from the eMINTS Teacher Resource Page.

VII. THE CONSTRUCTIVISM LESSON PLAN "WINDOW PANE" FORMAT & CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS

Complete the window pane based on the "Sink or Float" activity from the beginning of the night. Define the essential questions and criteria for success (assessment.)

Your challenge: either choose an assignment from the pink "Assignments" sheet or choose a lesson you are going getting ready to teach and complete a window pane for that lesson. Window Pane Form

Looking closely for inquiry in subject specific content:
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Some Other Teachers' Inquiry Units