Professional Development Institutes by IBD
Our on-site institutes provide tools for teachers to become facilitators of meaningful conversations through collaborative inquiry. Through the use of challenging text material, IBD classrooms bolster critical thinking, verbal acuity, and help students improve their writing of text-based argument.
All of our on-site institutes are fully customizable based on your needs in conjunction with the expertise of our professional development team.
Inquiry-based English Language Arts in a Common Core World
Program design for increasing literacy and student engagement through inquiry-based work with difficult texts. (3-hour institute for district and site-level administrators and team leaders)
Inquiry-based English Language Arts in a Common Core World for the Classroom
Classroom strategies for increasing literacy and student engagement through work with difficult texts. Introductory concepts provided for teachers seeking to initiate or improve an inquiry-based classroom. (1-day institute for teachers)
Dealing with Difficult Texts
Helping students develop stamina and tenacity as they learn to work with difficult texts and build understanding. (2-day Curriculum Institute + 1-day Peer Learning Lab)
No More Red Ink: Constructing an Error Journal
Provides an approach to grammar instruction where students learn to identify, track and solve the errors that mar their writing, largely with the help of their peers and a style manual. Grammar instruction is re-framed through an inquiry-based approach to written language conventions. (1-day Curriculum Institute with optional Peer Learning Labs and follow up support)
Close Reading: An Inquiry-based Approach to Working with Informational Texts
Teaching strategies for improving reading comprehension and interpretive work with informational texts. Designed for teachers of English language arts, social studies, science and academic electives, we include time for planning, lesson development and team brainstorming. (2-day Curriculum Institute + 1-day Peer Learning Lab)
Interested in an IBD institute at your district or school?
Contact Amanda Lake at (800) 910-6388, Ext. 1