Courses and Units

Inquiry By Design is committed to student-driven literacy marked by the reading, writing about, and discussion of content-rich, culturally relevant, complex texts. We firmly believe that all students deserve equitable access to a rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum.

Texts are embedded in coherent courses built on sequenced, yet independent units, designed to continually reinforce the integral relationship between reading and writing—a distinguishing feature of our work. Key concepts and skills are revisited within units, within grades, and across grades in developmentally appropriate ways and with increasingly more difficult and complex texts and tasks.

Inquiry By Design’s unique, inquiry-based curriculum is seamlessly integrated with transformative professional development—a pairing we believe is key to reigniting teacher passion, engaging students, changing classroom culture, and raising expectations. The end result is a vibrant, student-centered learning environment supported by a collaborative community of educators.

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What Educators Say About Us

… 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.
Lisa ThibodeauxExec. Director for Secondary Academic ServicesPlano ISD (TX)