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How do you engage Chicago public middle school students in learning in a way that has the students drive the learning process? How do teachers become both communicators of content and facilitators of a learning process that transforms students into learning explorers and investigators?

Module Objectives:



  • Know the basic components of an inquiry-based instructional process
  • Understand the theory behind inquiry-based instruction
  • Be aware of teaching to different learning styles and using arts integration strategies to reach students with diverse learning styles
  • Understand specific ways to integrate technology into inquiry-based learning units
  • Know the rationale for incorporating local action projects and a process for working with students to create local action projects
  • See examples of arts integration activities, technology design products, and local action projects
  • Be familiar with an inquiry-based On-Line Expeditions curriculum development template and develop your own unit