About Us

Our work with Inquiry By Design is the most exciting initiative we’ve undertaken in years. Our teachers are energized, and our students are writing and talking in ways we’ve only rarely seen in the past. I can’t recommend their work highly enough.
Lisa ThibodeauxExecutive Director for Secondary Academic ServicesPlano 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.