Posted on 11/23/2009 at 01:32 PM by Global Reach



Last spring, over 40 local science teachers attended Northwest AEA’s first series of Every Learner Inquires sessions. Northwest AEA is planning to repeat this series of sessions again in 2010, starting Feb. 10.


Every Learner Inquires 2010 will consist of three days of professional development for K-12 science teachers related to inquiry-based science approaches in the classroom. The sessions will address the following questions: What are the five essential features of classroom inquiry? How does an inquiry-based approach impact instruction, content, and assessment in the science classroom? How can inquiry help teachers address the Iowa Core Curriculum? What are some models for integrating inquiry into the classroom?  


The first two sessions (Feb. 10 and Mar. 3) will be held at the LeMars AEA office and the final session (April 7) at the Sioux City office of Northwest AEA. Each day is scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will include large group discussion, modeled lessons, and grade-level breakout sessions. Schools are encouraged to send teams of two or more science teachers in order to better support local implementation of strategies. Statewide ELI funding is being used to provide this workshop at no cost to local teachers.  One hour of graduate/licensure renewal credit will be made available at minimal expense.


Be looking for the registration flyer for this course, as it will be distributed before Christmas to all Northwest AEA schools. ELI’s Comin’...Back.


Brian Nelsen

NWAEA Science Consultant and Instructional Coach



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