Learning Inquiry by Experiencing Inquiry

Educators are adult learners, and like the students we serve, they also have specific needs when it comes to acquiring new knowledge and skills. As such, we are intentional about our instructional design for teacher-learners. We believe it’s important to keep in mind that we learn the most about teaching from actually doing the day-to-day work; second to this, simulations and rehearsals.

We design our workshops to ensure that participants 1) are taught in ways the brain learns best, 2) have time to practice as authentically as possible, 3) see the immediate application to their work, and 4) leave excited about trying it out. Our approach honors the teacher-learner by focusing on the specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions teachers need to create dynamic, engaging, inquiry-based classrooms.

Upcoming Events:

Back by popular demand: Webinar on Liberating Structures for Educators —Include and Unleash Everybody!


Wednesday, August 1st, 12:30-2:00 pm PT / 3:30-5:00 pm ET

Zoom 1: https://zoom.us/j/133418343

Dial:  +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll), Meeting ID # 133 418 343

When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Do you think teams in which people work well together produce much better results? Have you noticed the best ideas often come from unexpected sources? Do you want to work at the top of your intelligence and give the same opportunity to others?

Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in design sessions, presentations, meetings and gatherings of any kind. They are fun and functional group process methods for truly engaging everybody and working together in more inclusive and creative ways. They include and unleash everyone to work at the top of their intelligence in shaping next steps and the future, AND stop unwitting practices that exclude, stifle innovation, and over-control people.

Join Maggie Chumbley of Inquiry Partners for this 1-hour participatory ZOOM call where we will experience how tiny shifts in how we organize ourselves can dramatically change engagement, innovation, and be seriously fun.


Guiding Student Curiosity: Inquiry-Based Instruction

Two-Day Private School Summer Workshop

Seattle, Washington: Seattle Pacific University (June 18-19 and August 7-8)

Spokane, Washington: Gongaza University (June 21-22)