Professional Development

Inquiry By Design’s unique, hands-on approach to professional development establishes and supports the foundations, possibilities, and power of inquiry-based ELA instruction. Our professional development cycle is based on an apprenticeship model that guides and supports teachers through the pedagogical shifts required by true inquiry-based work. At the same time, our team focuses on creating a collaborative teaching community to ensure that best practices become part of school culture. The end result is an experience that reignites teacher passion, increases student engagement, and raises the rigor of the classroom.

Inquiry By Design offers a variety of professional development—ranging from full-day institutes to on-site support that includes coaching, peer learning labs and student work studies to assess student writing and target growth. All of our professional development is based on our unique inquiry-based approach to learning. Participants are encouraged to explore, investigate, question, and synthesize in a collaborative learning environment.

Teachers at all experience levels consistently give superior ratings to their learning experiences. We encourage you to explore our offerings in more detail.

… 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)