Strategies to Support Inquiry in your Science Classrooms:
Course Description: Adding more inquiry opportunities into your science curriculum is right in line with NGSS, best practices and TFA’s Core Components for Science. The process of developing rigorous and engaging inquiry opportunities can be challenging and requires thought and planning. This module will share strategies to help you develop strong inquiry in your science classroom as well as ways to ramp up the inquiry from guided to open. This module will also share strategies on how to manage inquiry.
What is inquiry?
How does inquiry fit with NGSS?
What does rigorous and engaging inquiry look like?
Strategies and steps to help teachers develop their own rigorous and engaging curriculum
Management strategies for a running an inquiry based classroom
What shifts can you make to ramp up the inquiry from guided to open?
Teachers are familiar with the process of inquiry and the Science Inquiry Framework
Teachers know about multiple modes of inquiry such as labs, observations, simulations, etc…
Teachers will develop lesson plans that incorporate inquiry (guided to open)
Teachers will effectively implement strategies that will support inquiry in their classroom
Teachers will develop skills for managing inquiry
Inquiry is an essential element to learning about the nature of science
Inquiry is a learned skill and students must be given opportunities to practice