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.
I really like this training. I feel it gave clear, organized instruction on assessing student work and giving feedback that will drive instruction. More like this please.
The strategies we learned to engage students in deeper levels of understanding with a non-literary text were invaluable.
This [training] was incredibly relevant to the work being done by all the stake-holders within our district. How ironic that you touched upon the very things we have been promoting…
It’s great to learn how to use close reading from primary sources. I plan to use these procedures of read, identify, search and study, and then write, in my classroom.
This was possibly the best [training] I have attended regarding how to implement the Common Core Standards in my classroom in a poignant, meaningful way.
I learned so much! I plan to implement the strategies and structures right away. I love how this will set students up to write essays.
I was very glad to hear such a precise explanation of what ‘close reading’ is… I’m so grateful that these trainings have put us all on the same page across the district.
I am so impressed with Inquiry by Design. Thank you for the dialogue around analyzing text complexity and the thought provoking approach to teaching literacy under the Common Core State Standards.