Initial Face-to-Face June 24–27, 20138 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Online Course Webinar TrainingAugust 28 or August 29, 2013
Six-Week Online CourseSeptember 2–October 12, 2013
Final Face-to-Face Saturday, October 12, 20138 a.m.–3 p.m.
$115 credit fee
Life, Physical, and Earth Science
Reservations required. Call 303.370.6000, M–F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
For questions regarding this course, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May I take this course for noncredit?
Because this course requires a significant time commitment, we are offering it for full credit only in order to ensure that participants receive the highest quality experience. If you are unable to make this commitment at this time, please check out our webinar offerings or keep an eye out for other face-to-face courses that will be offered in fall 2013.
What if I am unable to attend all of the face-to-face portions of this workshop?
Your attendance at all face-to-face sessions and your participation in all online portions of the course are required to meet the hour requirements for 3 graduate credits from the Colorado School of Mines.
Do I need to be a practicing Grade 3-5 teacher?
Yes, you will be asked to integrate and apply course assignments into your every day teaching.
Become inspired by what inquiry teaching can do for you and your students! This hybrid course offers a chance for you to roll up your sleeves and delve into inquiry learning for your classroom, with particular attention to 21st-century skills. This hands-on learning experience for 3rd–5th grade teachers provides fun and inventive ways to use inquiry while capitalizing on the life and physical science resources and experts available to you at the Museum. After finding out about inquiry learning first-hand during the onsite sessions, the six-week online course extends your experience as you put your skills into practice with the support of your Museum facilitator and your fellow colleagues. We’ll also focus on how to support inquiry across the curriculum through the Colorado Standards.
Generous support of the Elementary Inquiry Academy provided by BP America, Inc.
This course is for credit only. Three graduate-level re-licensure credits are available through the Colorado School of Mines.
Participants will receive a $250 stipend disbursed after you complete all four days of the face-to-face requirements, webinar, the six-week online course, including the final face-to-face meeting on October 12.
Dates / Times
Initial Face-to-Face (onsite at the Museum)June 24–27, 20138 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Online Course Webinar TrainingAugust 28 or August 29, 2013 (1 hour)
Final Face-to-Face (onsite at the Museum)Saturday, October 12, 20138 a.m.–3 p.m.
Inquiry Academy is designed to provide elementary school teachers with authentic inquiry experiences, ranging from closely guided to fully open inquiry techniques. During the intensive four-day summer workshop, you will have the opportunity to discuss, reflect, and practice with your inquiry cohort as you prepare to integrate inquiry in your classroom. You will begin the online portion of the class with a webinar, during the following six weeks you will be completing online coursework where you will be asked to bring inquiry into your classroom, while receiving guidance, practice and support from your Museum instructor. The course culminates with a one day workshop focusing on planning for further Inquiry in your classroom.
Please note that our cancellation policy states that there are no refunds and no exchanges. Payment must be made at the time of your reservation. Space is limited.
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