Inquiry Partners is a global organization dedicated to increasing critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through powerful inquiry-based professional development coaching and videos for teachers and trainers.
A series of five videos (each approx. 15 minutes in length) showcasing specific examples of the most powerful, research-based inquiry teaching strategies in elementary and middle school classrooms.
What Topics Do You Cover?
There are five key strategies discussed in the i5 Video Series:
1) Get Personal
• Leveraging the School Surroundings
• Encouraging Student-to-Student Talk
• Provoking with images and text
2) Ask More; Talk Less
• Revisiting Bloom’s (revised) Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
• Asking Great Questions
• Pushing for More
3) Encouraging Evidence
• Referencing Personal Experiences
• Analyzing Sources of Information
• The “Google Generation”
4) Maintaining Neutrality
• Asking More Questions
• Enlisting the Classroom
• Assessing in the Moment
• Allowing for periodic “Struggle”
5) Extending Thinking Time
• Wait Time
The i5 Video Series Also Includes:
• A detailed, optional Workshop Agenda for each video
• A list of curated Resources to accompany each strategy
• Inquiry Partners Observation Tools
• The Inquiry Unit Plan Template
All the videos are MAC/PC HTML5 and MP4 ready and can be played on phones, tablets and other multimedia devices including Blu Ray players, XBOX, Playstation and a lot of devices that have usb and internet inputs. CHOOSE THE BUY NOW BUTTON BELOW TO SAFELY ORDER THE VIDEOS IN DOWNLOAD, USB THUMBDRIVE, OR STREAMING FORMATS.
What Will Happen As a Result of These Video Workshops?
The video workshops are designed to, first and foremost, dramatically improve students’ critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills. They achieve this by demonstrating how teachers can implement simple structures and facilitate classroom conversations to increase student engagement and participation – at every grade level, in every subject area. Teachers, school and organizational leaders and parents who have engaged in our video workshops report the following outcomes:
I learned how to:
• Engage even the most reluctant students in discussions
• Motivate students to stick with difficult material
• Increase the amount of time my students are discussing content-based ideas
• Improve relationships (students-students; teacher-students; students-content)
• Dramatically improve satisfaction ratings among staff, students and parents
• Grow students’ critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills
How Much Do The i5 Video Series Cost?
Inquiry Partners is offering all five workshops at a special New Years rate of USD$450 if you order by the end of January 2015 (these will be priced at USD$550 starting in February 2015). The videos are perfect for whole staff meetings, department meetings, PLCs and Critical Friends Groups to encourage reflection, planning and behavioral changes. They are also used in parent meetings (Principal Coffees, for example) to showcase some of the strategies teachers will be using in the school and to encourage parents to try these at home as well.
We accept all major credit cards and purchase orders. The video series can be immediately downloaded upon payment or we can send a flashdrive and workshop guide by first class mail to those whose internet connections are not reliable.
All the videos are MAC/PC HTML5 and MP4 ready and can be played on phones, tablets and other multimedia devices including Blu Ray players, XBOX, Playstation and a lot of devices that have usb and internet inputs.
CHOOSE THE BUY NOW BUTTON BELOW TO ORDER THE VIDEOS IN DOWNLOAD, USB THUMBDRIVE, OR STREAMING FORMATS.
Tell stories that allow the students to relate. If it's important to you then it's important to your class. Make a connection.
Ask great questions, talk less and listen more. Let the students struggle to figure things out.
Encourage more discussion by using a neutral reaction. Students will take more risks when they are not judged.
Students learn to back up their evidence and ideas with sources.
Offer students more time to think before answering a question. Wait for the best answers!