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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

Pick a partner or two

After planning and implementing Guided Inquiry for a few years, I’ve learned lots of things.  I almost always learn as much as the kids do when I am part of

PreK and GI? You betcha!

Hello again.  Today I’d like to discuss a couple of things I’ve used with early childhood kiddos or with older students that aren’t quite reading that have worked within a

Hi, I’m Terri from Norman, OK

My name is Terri Curtis, and I am the teacher  librarian at Madison Elementary in Norman, OK.  Our school is located a couple of blocks from the University of Oklahoma. 

Go For It!

To finish off my week I want to discuss the change I made in my instructional practice that I believe made these two units two of the most authentic Guided

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

Hello from Norman, OK!

Hello from Norman, Oklahoma!  My name is Stacy Ford and I am the Teacher-Librarian at Reagan Elementary School in Norman.  I have posted before on the blog in 2016. Those

GID – Wrap it up with 3D Science and Phenomenon

I’m so thankful that Leslie shared her expertise on designing a Guided Inquiry unit with our teacher group in DC this summer.  It changed my pedagogy and student engagement. I’m

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

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

My Hyper-Handy HyperDoc Inquiry Journals

Happy Friday, friends! It’s Kelsey Barker back again to wrap up our week discussing the HyperDoc Inquiry Journals I made with my friend and colleague Paige Littlefield. As I mentioned

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