Welcome to our 52 Week GID Challenge (for Educators Using Guided Inquiry Design)

Here you will find pioneers in inquiry-based learning engaging in a 52 week challenge of reflective practice. As one of the authors of Guided Inquiry and Guided Inquiry Design and national trainer in the approach, I am always looking for unique ways to build networks around our process to support educators in their implementation and best practice […]

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Instructional Strategies

Hello again everyone!  As a reminder from Monday the units I am discussing were 2nd and 4th grade units.  The 2nd grade unit was tied into the social studies curriculum through researching national symbols and monuments.  The 4th grade unit also tied into the social studies curriculum through researching the Northeast region. Today I’m going […]

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Guided Inquiry Design Integrated with 3D Science and Phenomenon – our fifth grade lesson

This summer I returned from NASM’s Teacher Innovator Institute excited to implement Guided Inquiry Design with phenomenon explored in our classroom.  At the same time, I wanted to delve deeper into tying it all together with storylines.  https://www.nextgenscience.org What fifth grader doesn’t love animals and the great outdoors?  We started the year with Matter Moving […]

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Guided Inquiry Design Integrated with 3D Science and Storylines

What does learning look like in your classroom? This is tough to answer, as instruction and student engagement morph from year to year and class to class.  As a Science and STEM educator from Edmond, Oklahoma, and 24 years of classroom instruction under my belt, you’d think I’d have all the answers by now.  Ha! […]

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