Theme of 2017: AMPLIFY the Positive in Education through GID

Excellent Educators! We need good news!  Guided Inquiry Design is part of the good in education that is happening across the country in many schools. With GID students K-12 are engaged, thinking critically, asking great questions, digging deeper into their research, and creating amazing products to share that learning with others. Just read some posts […]

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Libraries are Safe Inclusive Spaces for Learning

The last post of this week is on Library as a safe space in schools. As you know, this week I’m taking a look into the connection between GID and Colorado Department of Education’s rubric for highly effective librarians. STANDARD 4 : Environment A.  Safe and Inclusive Environment – safe, respectful & inclusive learning environment for all students  Guided Inquiry […]

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Little Kids and GID?

Yes, Guided Inquiry is a design that you can use with the littlest of kids. The first GID unit we implemented in my building was kindergarten! That being said, there is a little extra planning and preparation that comes with using GID with primary grades. Challenges that come with primary grades: Writing independently Needing more […]

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I’m a believer!

My name is Kelsey Gourd and I work in Norman Public Schools as an elementary teacher librarian. As you’ve read here before, Norman Public Schools have embraced the Guided Inquiry Design and has trained MANY of our teachers, and all of our curriculum directors and librarians! I’d like to tell a couple stories to share […]

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Natural Phenomena – Students Questions from the Middle

As Hermine approaches on the east coast this Labor Day weekend we have a relevant post about student questioning from the middle school level on the topic of natural phenomena. Yesterday, I shared some examples of high school student questions from two different content areas. Today, I’ll be continuing our discussion of student questioning in […]

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Beginning with the end in mind – Student Questions from High School

This week we are talking about student questions, what questions students come up with within the context of a GID unit, and how they relate to and address the content of the curriculum.  With these posts, we hope to inspire you to let go and structure your learning using the GID process so that students […]

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