Category: Workshops


IBD-ize: Inquiry By Design Becomes a Verb

I was working with a group of teachers in Alameda Unified School District in California a few weeks ago. A district leader got up to welcome teachers and make a few announcements before we launched into our work for the day. Among the announcements she made was this item.

“… and on such-and-such a date we will have our IBD-izing planning day, so bring whatever texts and materials you’ll need for that.”

The teachers in the room all nodded and […]

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Improving Our Practice: A Case For Coaching (Part 3)

Teacher Interview

Cassandra Madewell is in her fourth year of teaching 9th grade English in Lewisville Independent School District near Dallas, Texas. Inquiry By Design has been working with LISD for the past three years, and, in addition to the pedagogical changes within the IBD curriculum, Cassandra and her teammates credit their instructional coach, Tammy Williams, with revolutionizing the instruction in their classrooms.

While Cassandra had never worked with an instructional coach before, she is an athlete, so she understands […]

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