The Inquiry Design Model was built to empower teachers. The IDM approach provides teachers with the structure they need to teach using inquiry, without overprescription or tying teachers’ hands behind their backs. Implementing an inquiry takes some planning and lots of teacher skill.
Just like it’s important for us to share inquiry plans–blueprints, sources, and the such– it’s equally important to share our plans for implementation. These implementation plans may address questions such as: How am I going to pace this inquiry? How will I assess student learning? What accommodations will I need to make for my learners? What special scaffolds or learning support will I need for student in my class? These and other questions are part of the everyday work of teachers when implementing inquiry.
We invite you to share your plans for implementing an inquiry. Let’s keep it simple.
Just send us your ideas below, and if you have some materials online, send those as well. For those of you who are more ambitious 🙂 — think about recording a quick podcast narrate your plans to teach with inquiry. There are lots of ways to record a podcast, one of our favorites using your computer is at https://zencastr.com or try the Opinion Podcasting smartphone app at http://www.opinionpodcasting.com/
You can email your podcast to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, just organize you thoughts using our C3 Implementation Guide – download HERE
With your permission, we’ll share your ideas for implementation in the coming weeks and months!