About Us

Some of our biggest gains from using Inquiry By Design curriculum have come in our most diverse schools, where we’ve seen huge leaps in reading improvement. We’ve also noticed a big increase in the use of writer’s notebooks. Students are writing much more—some even tripling their writing output.
Eric SimpsonSecondary Literacy and Language Arts SupervisorLewisville Independent School District (TX)

Inquiry By Design is committed to student-centered literacy and language learning marked by the reading, writing about, and discussion of content-rich, complex texts. We firmly believe that all students deserve—and even crave—real, meaningful, and relevant work. Hence, our motto: No fake work.

Our curriculum is based on this premise and designed as an alternative to traditional textbooks and worksheet-based activities so prevalent in classrooms. We contend that collaboration is the energy behind serious and sustainable learning. To help teachers—and their leaders—move toward collaborative classroom environments, we also offer professional development to support our unique inquiry-based curriculum design.

We are passionate about the importance of real learning and the critical role teachers play in that process. At the same time, we understand the increasing challenges schools face today. We’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how we can help bring positive learning change to your schools.