Inquiry – KWL (modelling Inspiration)
- What we know?
- What we want to know?
- What we learned?
Why is Inquiry important?
- Saskatchewan Curriculum – Links to the most updated curriculum documents
- Pick a renewed curriculum – Do a search for the term “Inquiry”
- Look at Aims and Goals from a renewed curriculm document; Read and think about the “Big Idea”.
- Use Wordle to generate word cloud (TELI-Wordle)
Why we need to change.
- Our 21st Century Learners
- Inquiry Approach vs Coverage Approach (inside cover)
- Inquiry_Teaching & Learning Strategies_Technology Integration Guide
- Benefits of Small-group work (p. 10)
- Listen to a student’s thoughts on groups ….
- Principles of Inquiry Circles (p.13)
- Comprehension Contimuum (p.30)
Four stages of Inquiry
- Chart of the four stages (p.61-62)
- View DVD clips
- Share Curiosity and Model Your Own Inquiry
- Develop Questions and Form Inquiry Circles
- Create Ground Rules of Collaboration
- Work in Small Groups
- Make and Use a Work Plan
- Take Thinking Public
- Take Learning Public and Teach Others
- Using TodaysMeet: respond to:
- What is the teacher doing?
- What are the students doing?
- What learning is taking place?
- How could you incorporate technology?
Surfing and Searching: Internet Research in School
- Students need support and skills in order to navigate the Internet.
- Provide younger students with preselected websites and media to ensure that they can make choices within a manageable collection of information
- only2clicks.com and Jogtheweb.com are great websites for bookmarking websites for younger students because they are more visual.
(Sample Jogtheweb: http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/fAYDfZhtDu8g/K-2-Leading-the-Way—21st-Century-Learners)
- Delicious or Diigo- social booking tool that stores bookmarks on the web.
- Students in higher grades can learn more advanced search skills to be able to conduct full-on searches using various search engines.
- Resources to help in this area: Effective Search Strategies
- Evaluating Information - three key questions
- Is this source accurate and authoritative?
- Is it up to date?
- Can I identify bias in this source?
- Resources: Website Evaluation
Assessments and Evaluation Considerations
- Observations - Inquiry Circles Rubric ( p.281)
Growing Better Inquiry Groups
- What Kids Can Do During Inquiry time (p.286)
Reflection – Refer Back to KWL
- What have you learned about Inquiry? (http://kidblog.org/InquiryTechnology/)
- Post reflection on Blog.
We will be using the book, Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels along with their companion DVD’s.
- Their companion website
- Watch a video overview from Steph and Smokey
- Websites of Special Interest to Teachers and Students – as listed at the end of their book
September 22, 2010